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so, i just did a mobo swap, added in a second gtx 460, my games on steam are all restoring, how can i test sli stability? or if its working at all? (i turned it on in the nvidia controll panel)

its seems that on msi afterburner/kombuster, kombuster hows the second card, however, it never seems to use it. after burner, shows both cards.

how can i tell if it is working? any programs that are good for benching slis that shows if both are doing there job?


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Go into Nvidia Control Panel - Click on 3D settings - Click SLI Visual Indicator

Once youre in a game, it will show if SLI is being utilized - although MSI Afterburner % of GPU #2 is also a good indicator. Most new games use SLI, use something like AVP or Metro 2033, ect. they will all be heavy graphics usage and should utilize both GPU's
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To run SLI you must have a SLI bridge (see pic) installed on your cards. Go to NVCP and enable SLI
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ug, i am aware of the bridge, but thanks for mentioning.
   
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im sorry, but im not seeing this visual indicator thing you speak of, i have the current drivers
   
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You can see it when you be at the SLI/phyx settings screen.
Only then the 3D settings appear at the top menu bar.
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