Nvidia: were they sent here by the devil?
General Techies: Years ago you served myself in Build Wars, now I beg you to help me in my struggle against the bluescreens.
Okay, that Star Wars references is tortured enough.
A few years ago I built a system with and XFX 780i (Nvidia SLi) motherboard and two 9800GTX's.
Since then it has performed steadily worse all the time.
Running Vista Ultimate x64 it crashed constantly until I swapped out two of its RAM cards for 2 GB ones (taking it up to 6 GB) then the crashing stopped.
Until I installed Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and the crashing started again, mostly with memory management issues.
I abandoned RAID 0 as it had problems accessing it and took out one of the hard drives, which it had problems reading to.
The machine decided it didn't like having two graphics cards so I took one of those out.
I reseated the ram, reinstalled and did everything I could.
This week I unplugged everything from the motherboard, cleaned the whole case out and carefully plugged it all back in. I recreated my RAID 0 partition and reinstalled windows 7 on it. It won't even let me log in without crashing.
I've had it.
This computer has had problems alleging to come from its:
I'm calling bullshit. I think the motherboard is what's broken.
So what I need to know is: what motherboard can I replace it with.
Can I still run my two graphics cards if the MoBo isn't SLi?
I've come to really hate nforce over the years and I would like to leave it behind. But I'm stuck with 9800GTX's and DDR2 ram.
You can run two cards, but you won't be able to run them in SLI.
What processor are you currently running?
My original system specs are still in my signature here.
If the graphics cards are not in SLi what do they do?
Just gives you the ability to run the extra monitors.
There are driver hacks out there which allow SLI on non-Nvidia chipsets, but that's a pita.
Have you actually run memtest on any of your ram. Your initial sticks could have been defective and whenever it addressed a bad address on the ram you would blue screen.
Yeah, I gave it a go. It never found anything.
I'll run 'em again now.
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