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  1. NickSlick New Member

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    Hello everybody how are you. I love this forum! Im not alone in my quest to build a bad ass PC.

    So basically I have been playing with computers since the VIC20. here is my idea of a good fast and reliable rig.

    CoolerMaster Case
    Quad Core 2.4Ghz :rockout:
    Dual 8800GTS SLI :rockout:
    4GB ozz sli compliant ram.
    DELL 30 INCH DISPLAY :rockout:
    SLI 680 I Motherboard.
    QTY4 X 74GB Western Digital 10KRPM HD [C DRIVE][MOTHERBOARD RAID 0] :D
    QTY2 X 250GB WesterDigital Data Drives [D DRIVE] [MOTHERBOARD RAID 0]
    QTY 1 X 750GB Backup Drive


    Now I will try and place a picture or two:

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    Yes yes, I know its an UTTER MESS!!!! I just got done making it boot for the first time. I can only get it to recognize one 8800. I turned off all overclocking and know the ram is sli certified and set to such in the mother board, with stock factory 680i mother board settings.

    why cant i get sli to work?
  2. NickSlick New Member

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    i will post pics up after the wiring job if you guys want. :)

    RUUNNING todays release of the latest nvidia drivers
    nvidia 650watt power supply (is that enough)
    on vista for business
  3. erocker

    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Holy crap dude, all out! 7 HDD's?! Do you own a garden shed sized PSU for that thing?

    Can't get SLI to work:
    nVidia software?
    Drivers?
    Interconnect bridge?
    Motherboard bios updated?

    Never used SLI myself hopefully some other rich guy can tell you what's up.:toast:
  4. NickSlick New Member

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    motherboard bios definitely not updated. no idea how.
  5. erocker

    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I really dont think so! I would get a 1kw PSU minimum for your system.
  6. NickSlick New Member

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    These are my current test settings to try and get SLI to work:


    SystemInfo version 3.12
    Stylesheet version 3.10
    CPU Info

    Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU @ 2.40GHz
    Manufacturer Intel
    Family Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU @ 2.40GHz
    Architecture 64-bit
    Internal Clock 2.4 GHz
    Internal Clock Maximum 2.4 GHz
    External Clock 266.0 MHz
    Caches
    Level 1 32 KB
    Level 2 4 MB

    DirectX Info
    Version 10.0

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    DirectDraw
    Version 6.0.6000.16386
    Primary Device NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS
    Linked Display Adapters false

    Display Device 1/1
    NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS Driver 7.15.11.5818

    Description NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS
    Manufacturer NVIDIA
    Total Local Video Memory 620 MB
    Total Local Texture Memory 620 MB
    AGP Aperture Size 766 MB
    Driver File nvd3dum.dll
    Driver Version 7.15.11.5818
    Driver Date 4-12-2007
    Driver WHQL Certified true
    Max Texture Width 8192 px
    Max Texture Height 8192 px
    Max User Clipping Planes 6
    Max Active Hardware Lights 8
    Max Texture Blending Stages 8
    Fixed Function Textures In Single Pass 8
    Vertex Shader Version 3.0
    Pixel Shader Version 3.0
    Max Vertex Blend Matrices 0
    Max Texture Coordinates 8
    VGA Memory Clock 297.0 MHz
    VGA Core Clock 108.0 MHz
    Max VGA Memory Clock 0.0 Hz
    Max VGA Core Clock 0.0 Hz

    PCI
    Name NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS bcÂÂ8Â8ÂpÂ/td> Speakers (High Definition Audio Device)



    Memory Info
    Total Physical Memory 2.75 GB
    Free Physical Memory 1.51 GB
    Total Pagefile Memory 5.67 GB
    Free Pagefile Memory 4.38 GB

    Memory Array 1/1
    Max Module Capacity 2 MB
    Location System Board
    Use System
    Supported Speeds -
    Supported Types -
    Supported Voltages -

    Memory Slot 1/4
    Installed Enabled Size 1.00 GB
    Form Factor DIMM
    Frequency 1.1 GHz
    Slot A0 [Bank0/1]
    Manufacturer None
    Type DRAM
    Type Details -
    Enabled Size 1.00 GB
    Total Bit Width 128 b
    Data Bit Width 128 b
    Memory Slot 2/4
    Installed Enabled Size 1.00 GB
    Form Factor DIMM
    Frequency 1.1 GHz
    Slot A1 [Bank2/3]
    Manufacturer None
    Type DRAM
    Type Details -
    Enabled Size 1.00 GB
    Total Bit Width 128 b
    Data Bit Width 128 b
    Memory Slot 3/4
    Installed Enabled Size 1.00 GB
    Form Factor DIMM
    Frequency 1.1 GHz
    Slot A2 [Bank4/5]
    Manufacturer None
    Type DRAM
    Type Details -
    Enabled Size 1.00 GB
    Total Bit Width 128 b
    Data Bit Width 128 b
    Memory Slot 4/4
    Installed Enabled Size 1.00 GB
    Form Factor DIMM
    Frequency 1.1 GHz
    Slot A3 [Bank6/7]
    Manufacturer None
    Type DRAM
    Type Details -
    Enabled Size 1.00 GB
    Total Bit Width 128 b
    Data Bit Width 128 b
  7. NickSlick New Member

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    I have a thermaltake 850w right here, ill throw it in.
  8. erocker

    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Go to the motherboard company's web site under support and it should tell you there. The latest drivers should get SLI up and running, plus it's gonna let you OC you quad-core better.
  9. erocker

    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

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    What did you do rob a computer store?




    Pssst. Send some stuff my way!!?:D
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    well when you build that crazy computer let me know where you live . . . jk but thats a crazy computer
  11. NickSlick New Member

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    i live close to Frys. :)
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    what City? . . . hmmm . . (gets on mapquest) . .
  13. Tatty_One

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    What a waste of money!!!!! You could buy a decent car and a troop of Phillipeno dancing girls for what that rig must have cost :rockout:
    Nice tho!
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    These are my current test settings to try and get SLI to work:


    SystemInfo version 3.12
    Stylesheet version 3.10
    CPU Info

    Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU @ 2.40GHz
    Manufacturer Intel
    Family Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU @ 2.40GHz
    Architecture 64-bit
    Internal Clock 2.4 GHz
    Internal Clock Maximum 2.4 GHz
    External Clock 266.0 MHz
    Caches
    Level 1 32 KB
    Level 2 4 MB

    DirectX Info
    Version 10.0

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    DirectDraw
    Version 6.0.6000.16386
    Primary Device NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS
    Linked Display Adapters false

    Display Device 1/1
    NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS Driver 7.15.11.5818

    Description NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS
    Manufacturer NVIDIA
    Total Local Video Memory 620 MB
    Total Local Texture Memory 620 MB
    AGP Aperture Size 766 MB
    Driver File nvd3dum.dll
    Driver Version 7.15.11.5818
    Driver Date 4-12-2007
    Driver WHQL Certified true
    Max Texture Width 8192 px
    Max Texture Height 8192 px
    Max User Clipping Planes 6
    Max Active Hardware Lights 8
    Max Texture Blending Stages 8
    Fixed Function Textures In Single Pass 8
    Vertex Shader Version 3.0
    Pixel Shader Version 3.0
    Max Vertex Blend Matrices 0
    Max Texture Coordinates 8
    VGA Memory Clock 297.0 MHz
    VGA Core Clock 108.0 MHz
    Max VGA Memory Clock 0.0 Hz
    Max VGA Core Clock 0.0 Hz

    PCI
    Name NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS bcÂÂ8Â8ÂpÂ/td> Speakers (High Definition Audio Device)



    Memory Info
    Total Physical Memory 2.75 GB
    Free Physical Memory 1.51 GB
    Total Pagefile Memory 5.67 GB
    Free Pagefile Memory 4.38 GB

    Memory Array 1/1
    Max Module Capacity 2 MB
    Location System Board
    Use System
    Supported Speeds -
    Supported Types -
    Supported Voltages -

    Memory Slot 1/4
    Installed Enabled Size 1.00 GB
    Form Factor DIMM
    Frequency 1.1 GHz
    Slot A0 [Bank0/1]
    Manufacturer None
    Type DRAM
    Type Details -
    Enabled Size 1.00 GB
    Total Bit Width 128 b
    Data Bit Width 128 b
    Memory Slot 2/4
    Installed Enabled Size 1.00 GB
    Form Factor DIMM
    Frequency 1.1 GHz
    Slot A1 [Bank2/3]
    Manufacturer None
    Type DRAM
    Type Details -
    Enabled Size 1.00 GB
    Total Bit Width 128 b
    Data Bit Width 128 b
    Memory Slot 3/4
    Installed Enabled Size 1.00 GB
    Form Factor DIMM
    Frequency 1.1 GHz
    Slot A2 [Bank4/5]
    Manufacturer None
    Type DRAM
    Type Details -
    Enabled Size 1.00 GB
    Total Bit Width 128 b
    Data Bit Width 128 b
    Memory Slot 4/4
    Installed Enabled Size 1.00 GB
    Form Factor DIMM
    Frequency 1.1 GHz
    Slot A3 [Bank6/7]
    Manufacturer None
    Type DRAM
    Type Details -
    Enabled Size 1.00 GB
    Total Bit Width 128 b
    Data Bit Width 128 b
  15. bruins004 New Member

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    Just out of curiousity why didnt you get an 8800GTX instead of 2 8800GTS.
    The GTX would of have outperformed the 2 8800GTS.
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  17. Namslas90 New Member

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    Every sucessful working rig with 2 X 8800 in SLI has a PSU with between 800 and 1000 watts. Thats what you need to get the amperage per 12v rail for those cards. The wattage of the PSU is not as important as the Amperage on the 12v rails. High demand CPU's with 8800's need rails with at least 30 amps.(24-26 minimum for single card,lower end CPU).
  18. freaksavior

    freaksavior To infinity ... and beyond!

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    I bet that rig cost @ least $5500.........am i right? i built (just for fun) on newegg a quad core dual 8800gtx 2x150gb raptor x drives, 2x 500gb, 4gb ram, 24" monitor, x-fi pro sound, CM stacker 830, and it was just over $6000
    Last edited: Apr 19, 2007
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