BFG 6800gt OC SLI problems

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by trainmaster77, Feb 19, 2005.

  1. trainmaster77

    trainmaster77 Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    hello all,
    I have a problem with my system. I have AMD FX55 processor, asus a8n-sli mobo 1 gig dual channel mushkin level 2 black ram (400mhz pc3200) and 2 BFG 6800gt overclocked running SLI. when i try to play games i get this squiggly green line in the middle of the screen and 2 lines on the left of the screen going up and down that do not move. any indication on what this is and why it does this? please help.
     
  2. Moonwraith

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    Like this?
    [​IMG]

    That may be because you have the "Show GPU load balancing" option selected in the SLI

    e.g the bottom option here...

    [​IMG]
     
  3. trainmaster77

    trainmaster77 Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    oh hey i didnt think of that. ill check it out. thank you for the suggestion :)
     
  4. trainmaster77

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    hey bro ..thanks that did the trick. and man this fx55 RAWKS.
     
  5. Treewolf

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    Train, can you do me a favor and tell me which version of graphic drivers and forceware drivers you are using? Also what motherboard bios version? Thanks
     
  6. Jock

    Jock OSNN One Post Wonder

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    Hi,

    Having a few probs with my new set up.

    Dual XFX 6800GTs on an Asus A8N-SLi mobo.

    I have installed all drivers as required... but I don't get this screen.... only the screen as if it there was only 1 card installed:

    [​IMG]

    I have the selector card enabled for dual cards.... but still no joy.

    Please help.. thanks in advance.
     
  7. trainmaster77

    trainmaster77 Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    well... ive had to search around and basically i right click on the desktop to bring up properties...then i go to settings ..and advanced... click on the nvidia tap up on the top right and look on the sli multiGPU that will pop up on the left and select it. it will then say a restart is needed. before i restart i go to performance and quality settings and find the game i want to play and it up saving my selections..applying then it will automatically restart my computer.

    If that doesnt work... did you plug the top video card (the one on the blue pci express bracket ... did you plug one of the molex power adapters to the board?

    Initially, when you start the computer ..a box will popup over the time saying you have configured this computer properly for SLI operations and you can either enable it there or you can go through what i just explained enabling it... (go through all the menu for the nvidia tab and familiarize yourself with it). if your stuff still doesnt work ... make sure your powersupply can handle the load. should be around 25amp continual draw powersupply coming officially from asus tech.

    if that doesnt help you are more than welcome to message me on yahoo ... trainmaster77@yahoo.com
     
  8. trainmaster77

    trainmaster77 Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    well im using forceware version 71.81 and bios version 5.40.02.36.10 /// hope that helps :)


    btw ...how do you get screenies? i know much about hardware but nothing about the logical side of windows.
     
  9. Jock

    Jock OSNN One Post Wonder

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    Yes.... done all that. I'm also using a 600w Enermax PSU... so there is plenty juice.

    I know how to get to that screenie... It just doesn't give me the option to enable SLi.

    Image of how I've set my system up:

    [​IMG]

    You can see from the pic... that the selector card is correct and also that the molex connector is plugged in to the board..... So I have no idea how windows doesn't find the SLi on start up.
     
  10. Jock

    Jock OSNN One Post Wonder

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    This is a screenie of my desktop....


    As you can see.... no SLi :speechless:

    [​IMG]
     
  11. Jock

    Jock OSNN One Post Wonder

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    Problem solved.... replaced both cards with 2 other XFX 6800GTs.

    1 of the original GTs was faulty, and the system wouldn't run in SLi just with one replaced, so I replaced both.

    Running like a dream now [​IMG]

    Thanks for all your help anyway guys.

    Cheers
     
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  12. trainmaster77

    trainmaster77 Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    isnt that bull**** that you spend that much money on a video card and one is faulty? i would recommend next time you purchase them get BFG. they offer 24/7 tollfree support and lifetime warranty.
     
  13. Mavke

    Mavke OSNN One Post Wonder

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    The first BIOS's of some early PCIe cards had SLI disabled in the BIOS... So if you want to see if you BIOS is okay I can take a look, if else you can check on our site for newer BIOS's...