1. Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

How To: Enable SLI on pre-i7/i5 hardware

Discussion in 'NVIDIA' started by bluevelvetjacket, May 22, 2008.

  1. anatolymik

    anatolymik

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2009
    Messages:
    1,432 (0.63/day)
    Thanks Received:
    825
    make several screenshots when you do it and send me.

    Did you restart the system?
     
    TheWolf says thanks.
  2. sveetsnelda New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2009
    Messages:
    137 (0.06/day)
    Thanks Received:
    64
    The file you sent me still shows "ABIT" in the DSDT. The "revision 2" driver I sent will not work unless the board manufacturer shows "ASUS" in the DSDT.
     
  3. TheWolf New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2009
    Messages:
    211 (0.10/day)
    Thanks Received:
    23
    Location:
    Pascagoula, Ms
    Yes I rebooted. Tried a few times.
     
  4. TheWolf New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2009
    Messages:
    211 (0.10/day)
    Thanks Received:
    23
    Location:
    Pascagoula, Ms
    Sorry I didn't know that. I still do not quite understand how to mod the DSDT with ASUS.
     
  5. sveetsnelda New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2009
    Messages:
    137 (0.06/day)
    Thanks Received:
    64
    in the DSDT_AWRDACPI.dsl file you sent me, just change

    this:

    "987134512781Genuine NVIDIA Certified SLI Ready Motherboard for ABIT X58 Motherboard3287-Copyright 2008 NVIDIA Corporation All Rights Reserved-765289891023(R)"

    to this:

    "987134512781Genuine NVIDIA Certified SLI Ready Motherboard for ASUS X58 Motherboard3287-Copyright 2008 NVIDIA Corporation All Rights Reserved-765289891023(R)"

    then run these commands:
    asl dsdt_awrdacpi.dsl
    asl /loadtable -d dsdt.aml
    asl /loadtable -v dsdt.aml
     
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2009
    TheWolf and TiN say thanks.
  6. TheWolf New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2009
    Messages:
    211 (0.10/day)
    Thanks Received:
    23
    Location:
    Pascagoula, Ms
    So I just edit the file with like Notepad remove & add the above line then run the commands you listed?
     
  7. TiN New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2009
    Messages:
    184 (0.08/day)
    Thanks Received:
    68
    Location:
    Taipei
    yes
     
    sveetsnelda says thanks.
  8. sveetsnelda New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2009
    Messages:
    137 (0.06/day)
    Thanks Received:
    64
    Also, don't worry about benchmarking until the "Enable SLI" option shows up in the Nvidia control panel. SLI isn't going to be enabled until that option is there.
     
  9. TheWolf New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2009
    Messages:
    211 (0.10/day)
    Thanks Received:
    23
    Location:
    Pascagoula, Ms
    Looks like I did something wrong, I'm getting errors.

    Code:
    Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
    (C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.
    
    C:\Documents and Settings\TheWolf>cd c:\acpi
    
    C:\ACPI>asl dsdt_awrdacpi.dsl
    Microsoft ACPI Source Language Assembler Version 3.0.1NT [Aug 29 2006, 14:17:49]
    
    Copyright (c) 1996,2006 Microsoft Corporation
    Compliant with the ACPI 3.0a Specification
    
    dsdt_awrdacpi.dsl:
    
      642:                         ,, _Y00, AddressRangeMemory, TypeStatic)
                                      ^***
    dsdt_awrdacpi.dsl(642): warning: not a valid reserved NameSeg
    
     3044:                                 _Y01)
                                           ^***
    dsdt_awrdacpi.dsl(3044): warning: not a valid reserved NameSeg
    
     3152:                                 _Y02)
                                           ^***
    dsdt_awrdacpi.dsl(3152): warning: not a valid reserved NameSeg
    
     3153:                             IRQNoFlags (_Y03)
                                                   ^***
    dsdt_awrdacpi.dsl(3153): warning: not a valid reserved NameSeg
    
     3299:                                 _Y04)
                                           ^***
    dsdt_awrdacpi.dsl(3299): warning: not a valid reserved NameSeg
    
     3300:                             IRQNoFlags (_Y05)
                                                   ^***
    dsdt_awrdacpi.dsl(3300): warning: not a valid reserved NameSeg
    
     3450:                                 _Y06)
                                           ^***
    dsdt_awrdacpi.dsl(3450): warning: not a valid reserved NameSeg
    
     3451:                             IRQNoFlags (_Y07)
                                                   ^***
    dsdt_awrdacpi.dsl(3451): warning: not a valid reserved NameSeg
    
     3590:                                 _Y08)
                                           ^***
    dsdt_awrdacpi.dsl(3590): warning: not a valid reserved NameSeg
    
     3596:                                 _Y09)
                                           ^***
    dsdt_awrdacpi.dsl(3596): warning: not a valid reserved NameSeg
    
     3597:                             IRQNoFlags (_Y0A)
                                                   ^***
    dsdt_awrdacpi.dsl(3597): warning: not a valid reserved NameSeg
    
     3768:                                 _Y0B)
                                           ^***
    dsdt_awrdacpi.dsl(3768): warning: not a valid reserved NameSeg
    
     3774:                                 _Y0C)
                                           ^***
    dsdt_awrdacpi.dsl(3774): warning: not a valid reserved NameSeg
    
     3775:                             IRQNoFlags (_Y0D)
                                                   ^***
    dsdt_awrdacpi.dsl(3775): warning: not a valid reserved NameSeg
    
     3777:                             DMA (Compatibility, NotBusMaster, Transfer8,
    _Y0E)
    
    ^***
    dsdt_awrdacpi.dsl(3777): warning: not a valid reserved NameSeg
    
     5086:                 IRQ (Level, ActiveLow, Shared, _Y0F)
                                                          ^***
    dsdt_awrdacpi.dsl(5086): warning: not a valid reserved NameSeg
    
     5492:                         _Y11)
                                   ^***
    dsdt_awrdacpi.dsl(5492): warning: not a valid reserved NameSeg
    
     5496:                         _Y10)
                                   ^***
    dsdt_awrdacpi.dsl(5496): warning: not a valid reserved NameSeg
    
     5504:                         _Y12)
                                   ^***
    dsdt_awrdacpi.dsl(5504): warning: not a valid reserved NameSeg
    
     5594:             Name (_WDG, Buffer (0x14)
                             ^***
    dsdt_awrdacpi.dsl(5594): warning: not a valid reserved NameSeg
    asl(DSDT.aml): Image Size=19848, Image Checksum=0x48
    
    
    C:\ACPI>asl dsdt_awrdacpi.dsl
    Microsoft ACPI Source Language Assembler Version 3.0.1NT [Aug 29 2006, 14:17:49]
    
    Copyright (c) 1996,2006 Microsoft Corporation
    Compliant with the ACPI 3.0a Specification
    
    dsdt_awrdacpi.dsl:
    
      642:                         ,, _Y00, AddressRangeMemory, TypeStatic)
                                      ^***
    dsdt_awrdacpi.dsl(642): warning: not a valid reserved NameSeg
    
     3044:                                 _Y01)
                                           ^***
    dsdt_awrdacpi.dsl(3044): warning: not a valid reserved NameSeg
    
     3152:                                 _Y02)
                                           ^***
    dsdt_awrdacpi.dsl(3152): warning: not a valid reserved NameSeg
    
     3153:                             IRQNoFlags (_Y03)
                                                   ^***
    dsdt_awrdacpi.dsl(3153): warning: not a valid reserved NameSeg
    
     3299:                                 _Y04)
                                           ^***
    dsdt_awrdacpi.dsl(3299): warning: not a valid reserved NameSeg
    
     3300:                             IRQNoFlags (_Y05)
                                                   ^***
    dsdt_awrdacpi.dsl(3300): warning: not a valid reserved NameSeg
    
     3450:                                 _Y06)
                                           ^***
    dsdt_awrdacpi.dsl(3450): warning: not a valid reserved NameSeg
    
     3451:                             IRQNoFlags (_Y07)
                                                   ^***
    dsdt_awrdacpi.dsl(3451): warning: not a valid reserved NameSeg
    
     3590:                                 _Y08)
                                           ^***
    dsdt_awrdacpi.dsl(3590): warning: not a valid reserved NameSeg
    
     3596:                                 _Y09)
                                           ^***
    dsdt_awrdacpi.dsl(3596): warning: not a valid reserved NameSeg
    
     3597:                             IRQNoFlags (_Y0A)
                                                   ^***
    dsdt_awrdacpi.dsl(3597): warning: not a valid reserved NameSeg
    
     3768:                                 _Y0B)
                                           ^***
    dsdt_awrdacpi.dsl(3768): warning: not a valid reserved NameSeg
    
     3774:                                 _Y0C)
                                           ^***
    dsdt_awrdacpi.dsl(3774): warning: not a valid reserved NameSeg
    
     3775:                             IRQNoFlags (_Y0D)
                                                   ^***
    dsdt_awrdacpi.dsl(3775): warning: not a valid reserved NameSeg
    
     3777:                             DMA (Compatibility, NotBusMaster, Transfer8,
    _Y0E)
    
    ^***
    dsdt_awrdacpi.dsl(3777): warning: not a valid reserved NameSeg
    
     5086:                 IRQ (Level, ActiveLow, Shared, _Y0F)
                                                          ^***
    dsdt_awrdacpi.dsl(5086): warning: not a valid reserved NameSeg
    
     5492:                         _Y11)
                                   ^***
    dsdt_awrdacpi.dsl(5492): warning: not a valid reserved NameSeg
    
     5496:                         _Y10)
                                   ^***
    dsdt_awrdacpi.dsl(5496): warning: not a valid reserved NameSeg
    
     5504:                         _Y12)
                                   ^***
    dsdt_awrdacpi.dsl(5504): warning: not a valid reserved NameSeg
    
     5594:             Name (_WDG, Buffer (0x14)
                             ^***
    dsdt_awrdacpi.dsl(5594): warning: not a valid reserved NameSeg
    asl(DSDT.aml): Image Size=19848, Image Checksum=0x2c
    
    
    C:\ACPI>asl /loadtable -d dsdt_awrdacpi.dsl
    Microsoft ACPI Source Language Assembler Version 3.0.1NT [Aug 29 2006, 14:17:49]
    
    Copyright (c) 1996,2006 Microsoft Corporation
    Compliant with the ACPI 3.0a Specification
    
    Image signature (/*
    ) not recognized in update image (dsdt_awrdacpi.dsl)
    
    C:\ACPI>asl /loadtable -v dsdt_awrdacpi.dsl
    Microsoft ACPI Source Language Assembler Version 3.0.1NT [Aug 29 2006, 14:17:49]
    
    Copyright (c) 1996,2006 Microsoft Corporation
    Compliant with the ACPI 3.0a Specification
    
    Image signature (/*
    ) not recognized in update image (dsdt_awrdacpi.dsl)
    
    C:\ACPI
     
  10. sveetsnelda New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2009
    Messages:
    137 (0.06/day)
    Thanks Received:
    64
    whoops... I typed it wrong. :D This is what you should run:

    asl dsdt_awrdacpi.dsl
    asl /loadtable -d dsdt.aml
    asl /loadtable -v dsdt.aml

    You'll still get some warnings when "asl dsdt_awrdacpi.dsl" is run, and that is okay. The other two lines should be successful.
     
    TheWolf says thanks.
  11. TheWolf New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2009
    Messages:
    211 (0.10/day)
    Thanks Received:
    23
    Location:
    Pascagoula, Ms
    WOW finally YeeeeHaw!
     
  12. TiN New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2009
    Messages:
    184 (0.08/day)
    Thanks Received:
    68
    Location:
    Taipei
    TheWolf

    Works? screenies :-D

    That was bit hard enabling sli in your ABIT case :D
     
  13. TheWolf New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2009
    Messages:
    211 (0.10/day)
    Thanks Received:
    23
    Location:
    Pascagoula, Ms
    Working on getting up screen shot as we speak.
    be a few moments I got to get software to take pictures install & host it.
     
  14. TheWolf New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2009
    Messages:
    211 (0.10/day)
    Thanks Received:
    23
    Location:
    Pascagoula, Ms
    :D:D:D:D:D 5 stars!

    [​IMG]
     
  15. sveetsnelda New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2009
    Messages:
    137 (0.06/day)
    Thanks Received:
    64
    Awesome! Good to hear.

    I guess that confirms that Abit isn't in the list. TheWolf, can you send the "revision 2" driver to TiN? I'd send it, but I'm at work.

    This will enable SLI for any board as long as they have an ASUS X58 SLIC. This way, everyone can use the same SLIC key, also. Just use the SLIC string I posted above.

    The first version of the driver that was posted will only work if your motherboard manufacturer is one that has made an X58 board.
     
    TheWolf says thanks.
  16. TheWolf New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2009
    Messages:
    211 (0.10/day)
    Thanks Received:
    23
    Location:
    Pascagoula, Ms
    Yes, I'll get that to him ASAP.

    Thank you & everyone for all there hard work!

    Edit: check PM TiN
     
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2009
  17. TheWolf New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2009
    Messages:
    211 (0.10/day)
    Thanks Received:
    23
    Location:
    Pascagoula, Ms
    88968 3DMarks
    CPU Score 3033
    Date Sep 15, 2009 11:10 CDT
    Pro user Yes
    OS Microsoft Windows XP
    CPU Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9650 @ 3.00GHz CPU Speed 4053 MHz
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260
    [​IMG]
     
  18. sveetsnelda New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2009
    Messages:
    137 (0.06/day)
    Thanks Received:
    64
    Much better. :)

    Now I just need to get rid of the SLIC check and modify the drivers for other OS's.
     
    TheWolf says thanks.
  19. TheWolf New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2009
    Messages:
    211 (0.10/day)
    Thanks Received:
    23
    Location:
    Pascagoula, Ms
    Good luck! If I can help in any way, please let me know.
    I'm ready for beta testing with W7 64bit.. ;):D
     
  20. Vivi2

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2009
    Messages:
    2 (0.00/day)
    Thanks Received:
    0
    The wolf, please upload your result to ORB and see if it gets rejected or accepted :)
     
  21. JrRacinFan

    JrRacinFan Served 5k and counting ...

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2007
    Messages:
    19,418 (6.29/day)
    Thanks Received:
    4,495
    Location:
    Youngstown, OH
    WOW!!! That is some awesome work!!

    EDIT:

    You think this would work to enable Tri SLI on the 750i board? It's too bad I don't have 3 cards to test with.
     
  22. sveetsnelda New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2009
    Messages:
    137 (0.06/day)
    Thanks Received:
    64
    Dont 750i boards only have 2 PCI-e 16x slots?
     
  23. JrRacinFan

    JrRacinFan Served 5k and counting ...

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2007
    Messages:
    19,418 (6.29/day)
    Thanks Received:
    4,495
    Location:
    Youngstown, OH
    Mine has 3 ... 1x 16x 2.0 + 2x 8x 1.1
     
  24. Mussels

    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2004
    Messages:
    43,533 (10.94/day)
    Thanks Received:
    10,716
    Location:
    Australalalalalaia.
    traditionally, if the third slot came from the southbridge, SLI wont work on it.

    I'd say modded drivers wont fix it, but you never know.
     
  25. TiN New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2009
    Messages:
    184 (0.08/day)
    Thanks Received:
    68
    Location:
    Taipei
    XS member enabled SLI,using our guide and not asking a single question on his Q9550 + P5Q Deluxe + 2 x GTX 285. :D

    SLI-mania taking first non-developers reports. I'm smiling.
     

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guest)

Share This Page