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You'll never find out unless you ask. thumb.gif

Give it a shot. The worst that can happen is he'll say "no".
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Originally Posted by DuckieHo;13084915 
Why not? You can ask Jacob in their forums and see if he do it for you.

It isn't that much work... but like you said, some older games simply cannoy easily.

Yeah I know you can ask.
But the chance that they will put an "official" patch for it, plus the need to reinstall it because its not going to end up into the drivers, well... its not something I'm going to see happen.

Plus, they will have to test that the SLI patch actually works, which I'm not going to see happen as well for old games.

If you add a game to a profile, it sticks between drivers install unless you do a clean install.
The crysis2 evga patch, would not persist.
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Originally Posted by Defoler;13085243 
Yeah I know you can ask.
But the chance that they will put an "official" patch for it, plus the need to reinstall it because its not going to end up into the drivers, well... its not something I'm going to see happen.

Plus, they will have to test that the SLI patch actually works, which I'm not going to see happen as well for old games.

If you add a game to a profile, it sticks between drivers install unless you do a clean install.
The crysis2 evga patch, would not persist.

Originally Posted by brettjv
You cannot force SLI to work by 'using the rendering'. So that may be where your confusion is coming from. You think you're forcing SLI on ... but you're not. There HAS to be an SLi profile for the game in order for SLi to work, and there's nothing you can change in the settings of NVCP to 'force' SLi.


Brett brett brett.. how could you be MORE WRONG!
Edited by FnkDctr - 4/11/11 at 5:06pm
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Originally Posted by FnkDctr;13089662 
Originally Posted by brettjv
You cannot force SLI to work by 'using the rendering'. So that may be where your confusion is coming from. You think you're forcing SLI on ... but you're not. There HAS to be an SLi profile for the game in order for SLi to work, and there's nothing you can change in the settings of NVCP to 'force' SLi.


Brett brett brett.. how could you be MORE WRONG!

I'm not really sure what you are using my post for against brett, as I talked about the patch from evga.

But just saying, that brettjv is right.

The game has to have a SLI profile in the drivers in order to work.
You can "trick" the drivers and either rename the .exe file or add the file to an already exist profile, but even if you have a sli profile from the game, the game still has to be coded to support SLI (of CFX). And that you can not change.

You can not use a "brute force" method to make SLI to work in a game even using the profiles, if the game is just not coded to use SLI.

Old games are not possible to "force sli" on, as their engine and the way they were coded with old functions, so its just not possible.
If they are using a single image rendering functions, you can not force them to use the new functions of AR or AR2. Its completely in the hands of the game.

The idea of adding a game or using a patch, is to say "ok, this game is now crysis, which support sli, so the game should support sli as well", but if the game doesn't, no matter what, you can not force it.
Even with the method I posted or using evga patches.

Edit:
For some reason I think I'm repeating myself.
To make a long story short:
As I stated in an earlier post here, you can add a game which support SLI to a profile if there is none yet, but you can not force a game which doesn't support SLI (and hence won't have a profile) to work in SLI, as its code related and not drivers/profiles related.
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So older games that dont support SLI, can be tricked into performing in SLI. why would you run in circles saying. SLI profile, drivers, SLI profile, drivers, the game, SLI profile, drivers, the game.

You couldn't be more wrong.

As a person with zero experience, telling people with a lot more experience in this than you, that they are wrong, its like a kid of 7 telling off his father how to make it with his mother in the bed-room.
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I swear you are brett on a second account

Haha thanks biggrin.gif
Thats actually a nice complement.
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The nvidia control panel is there for a reason. Its really not my fault you dont know how to use it or what it does. Stop being a parrot

Nvidia control panel can not force SLI.
If you actually bothered reading all those "7 MILLION" results from google, 99% of them say that you might be able to, 0.5% will say nonsense (like you) and 0.5% will say that its possible to some degree.

Forcing SLI is not a 100% assured way.
Games with zero programing support, will never support SLI no matter how much you "force" it. You can get it to AFR, but it won't increase performance or suddenly run in SLI.

One of the easy examples, is WoW.
The game never supported SLI/CFX until middle of TBC expansion, where they made some changes to the game engine to support it. Up until than, no matter how many GPUs you have, it would always give the same performance.


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Change the name of the .exe file of the game you want a SLI profile for, to HAWX2.exe
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