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_dangtx_ January 25, 2011 09:48 AM

Sli For The Non Believer [Guide How To Eenable SLI On Non SLI Cert Mobo]
 
i always forget to take a screenie, so there you have it.


i shouldve taken a screenie with the series 5 cards too :p

dont forget to plug the extra power imput on the board when using 2 or more gpus.

hell if there is place for it, and using a higher end card? do use it

o.9b patch was used on winders 7 32bit with driver version 260.99 , the latest (266.58) froze up

when applying sli in nvidia control panel


http://img210.imageshack.us/img210/5...dboard1.th.jpg

http://img248.imageshack.us/img248/6...dboard2.th.jpg

http://img341.imageshack.us/img341/6...dboard3.th.jpg




and now for the guide :

step 1 - install windows 7 (xp works too but 7 seems to have more success)

step 2 - install the updates directx .net etc etc.

step 3 - install the appropriate nvidia drivers( 0.9b works with 260.99, at least for me)

step 4 - install the aforementioned patch.

step 5 - once patch finishes installing, reboot, and chose the sli win 7 at the boot screen

step 5 - open up nvidia control panel, head to sli/physx and click on enable sli.

step 6 - run a benchmark or two.

issues :

side bands or what not(green horizontal stuff on the screen or anything funny)
swap the sli bridge to the other 2 connectors (if present) else swap it around(up down - down up)
or remove it completely.
ive found that enabling, disabling sli indicator makes them go away, if ever they come about.



attention : do this at your own risk. if you mess/hurt things, it is solely your fault.

this website, it's members, admins, owners,makers of the patch,programs,etc are not liable in any form or way if you screw up your os/hardware.

audirs January 25, 2011 10:05 AM

i thought the extra power on the board was for cards that didnt have external power, but pulled more wattage then the pcie lane could supply? could be wrong though.

_dangtx_ January 25, 2011 10:13 AM

yes and no. when you populate all slots it is a good idea to have some extra juice in.

theoretically the pci-e cables should provide enough power, but dont forget that the

cards suck juice from the motherboard by default. future cards will suck none, from what i

read...we'll see, i guess.

if you have issueswith side bands or what not(green horizontal stuff on the screen)

swap the sli bridge to the other 2 connectors (if present) else swap it around(up down - down up)

or remove it completely.

ive found that enabling, disabling sli indicator makes them go away, if ever they come about.


let me update the first post

Grampa January 25, 2011 10:39 AM

Wow, very nice work!!
Not that I would be inclined to do this myself, but nice to see it working

_dangtx_ January 25, 2011 11:09 AM

thanks, but i just followed the guide on another site, thank those guys :)

posted here generalities, no links. you can find

what you need with google. if the mods give it a go, i can post linkies :)

Soultribunal January 25, 2011 11:21 AM

The caps were probably not needed in the title, I'm pretty sure you can fix that.

Otherwise, i'll ask and see but I don't foresee a problem with linking.

ST

_dangtx_ January 25, 2011 01:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Soultribunal (Post 478225)
The caps were probably not needed in the title, I'm pretty sure you can fix that.

Otherwise, i'll ask and see but I don't foresee a problem with linking.

ST

thanks bud

DkRk January 25, 2011 03:40 PM

1 Attachment(s)
Here's mine, using SLI Patch 1.0 Final and nV's 266.58.

_dangtx_ January 25, 2011 04:08 PM

nice!

keep it coming.

ill have a play with some more 5 series (yes 560's too) lets see if i have time for the amd board...:_)

th3.answ3r January 25, 2011 04:29 PM

I'd be curious to see how the scaling compares with an SLI cert. board

Perhaps someone with a Q9450 (or another x4 955 equivalent [ish]) and SLI GTX 470's could post results for Heaven?


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