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Hey guys! Im back with a new problem! So, recently I got this motherboard so I can put more video cards in my sig rig for folding in this upcoming chimp challenge and well, Im having problems. Ok, the problem is, when I put a GPU in the motherboard, I have to go into the bios and tell it the PCI-E gpu is the main gpu. Well, I do this and everything works, ok? Well, then I put my 9800GTX in so I can get some folding points from it and well, once i add the second video card, I get no video. So what is causing the problem? Is it that the mobo gets confused by having a second PCI-E card in it or what? So yeah, the only idea I have is to update the BIOS and see if that fixes it. Tell me what you guys think smile.gif

Motherboard info if you dont want to click the link: MSI NF980-G65
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It can be the bios is detecting the second card is a nvidia and trying to SLI the video card together.
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post #3 of 6
The actual "msi" (not "MSI") series AMD motherboards simply suck ,unfinshed BIOS-es (with few exceptions ),compatibility issues ,crap CPU VRM -s for most of them including yours and many other things.
Just change the mobo or RMA it ,maybe you get a good sample the second time.
Keep in mind you ve bought an outdated mobo (old chipset+old CPU VRM design) ,but with SLI support.
   
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Well, I know it was a downgrade in technology but I dont have SATA 6.0gbps drives and I dont have anything that is USB 3.0 so I did not care too much. I mostly did it for folding. My old motherboard had problems with 2 video cards so I decided what the heck, I will give it a try.
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Thats odd, do you have a single or multiple monitors?
I have the same board and have used a gtx260 with a 9800gt and sli'd gtx260 with a 9800gt no problems.
Also do you switch your psu off when adding the second card?
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No, I have not tried that so thanks for the help. I will try it smile.gif
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