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

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ACPI 2.0 Support enable
ACPI APIC Support enable
instal windows 7 64
UAC desactivé
reboot
install drivers 260.99
reboot
install patch 0.9 (Downloaded directly in the signature of anatolymik)
reboot 1 : no sli :(
reboot 2 : no sli :(
reboot 3 : no sli :(

What update :confused:



 
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Motherboard Asus M4A89GTD PRO / Asus Rampage Formula/Foxconn A7DA-S 3.0
Cooling Heatkiller 3.0 LT,Laing DDC+,Octakaideca-Rad /EK SP,Tt 400L, B.Ice XT2/Xiggy Black Knight
Memory 4x2gb Transcend 2400 CL10 1.65v: 1600 7-8-7-24-40 1.65 /Dominator 1066 2GB/Ripjaws 2000 CL9 4GB
Video Card(s) 6970, soon to be WCed/ 4870x2 HK Full Cover WC´d / 2xGeforce 8800GT HyperSLI
Storage 128gb Vertex 3, 32GB Ultradrive GX2, 320GB+500GB+2x1TB F1 /160gb Maxtor,500gb F1/ 160GB WD
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Audio Device(s) Realtek Onboard Sound, on all of them
Power Supply Corsair TX850/ OCZ Modxstream-Pro 600W/ MS-Tech 750w
Software XP 32bit Professional+ Win7 64Bit Ultimate
Benchmark Scores 3DMark Vantage: P21385 3DM11: P5920
ACPI 2.0 Support enable
ACPI APIC Support enable
instal windows 7 64
UAC desactivé
reboot
install drivers 260.99
reboot
install patch 0.9 (Downloaded directly in the signature of anatolymik)
reboot 1 : no sli :(
reboot 2 : no sli :(
reboot 3 : no sli :(

What update :confused:

http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/8435/slitest.jpg
http://img152.imageshack.us/img152/5824/slitest2.jpg
http://img507.imageshack.us/img507/9306/slitest3.jpg
he means the windows updates i guess.
regarding the hack i can say, that if it doesnt even work with win7x64, and older drivers (if older drivers work, your problem may be not related to your board), your board may be one of the few candidates our there that is not SLI capable
 
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Motherboard Asus M4A89GTD PRO / Asus Rampage Formula/Foxconn A7DA-S 3.0
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Video Card(s) 6970, soon to be WCed/ 4870x2 HK Full Cover WC´d / 2xGeforce 8800GT HyperSLI
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Audio Device(s) Realtek Onboard Sound, on all of them
Power Supply Corsair TX850/ OCZ Modxstream-Pro 600W/ MS-Tech 750w
Software XP 32bit Professional+ Win7 64Bit Ultimate
Benchmark Scores 3DMark Vantage: P21385 3DM11: P5920
not to sound like a racist or some asshole:
learn enough english to be able communicate with him :)
sorry to say that to you, but your english sucks even more than mine, and im german;)
 

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Updating, new patch installs now (don't have the perma "need to reboot" any more).

Couldn't get SLI to be recognized though. Tried about every configuration of the 4 16x PCI ports on the board that the SLI bridge could manage. Both cards seen and working on the 260.99, just no SLI. Might have a faulty SLI bridge, maybe, will test again when I get my hands on a new one.
 
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Updating, new patch installs now (don't have the perma "need to reboot" any more).

Couldn't get SLI to be recognized though. Tried about every configuration of the 4 16x PCI ports on the board that the SLI bridge could manage. Both cards seen and working on the 260.99, just no SLI. Might have a faulty SLI bridge, maybe, will test again when I get my hands on a new one.
do you have installed windows xp?
 

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I'm using windows 7 x64, you mean I need a fresh installation ?
 

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Never tried xp on this machine, last time I installed one was couple of years ago (too hard to find drivers in XP 64). You must be thinking of someone else ?
 

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what your system specs?
Supermicro X8DTG-QF. Dual 480. Drivers 260.99 on Win 7 Pro 64. The new SLIPatch installed this time and created a SLI boot entry. But Nvidia drivers don't show SLI configuration options (usual PhysX dual card non-SLI options). Both cards are seen and working, just not SLI. Since the mobo doesn't come with a SLI bridge I use one I ordered separatly, so maybe it is the problem, will try with another when I can get one. Tried all configurations of bridge connection (both sides and connectors) and of the 4 available 16x PCI slots on the boards but same results.

Also I'm getting freezes and blue screens in the SLI boot that I don't get in the "normal" boot, so the patch did something, just not what was expected ;)
 

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here it is (currently booted on the non SLI option)

Windows Boot Manager
--------------------
identifier {bootmgr}
device partition=\Device\HarddiskVolume1
description Windows Boot Manager
locale en-US
inherit {globalsettings}
default {default}
resumeobject {66d2db98-e938-11df-a341-ad6456cdc2f1}
displayorder {current}
{66d2db9c-e938-11df-a341-ad6456cdc2f1}
{default}
toolsdisplayorder {memdiag}
timeout 30
displaybootmenu Yes

Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier {current}
device partition=C:
path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description Windows 7
locale en-US
inherit {bootloadersettings}
recoverysequence {66d2db9a-e938-11df-a341-ad6456cdc2f1}
recoveryenabled Yes
osdevice partition=C:
systemroot \Windows
resumeobject {66d2db98-e938-11df-a341-ad6456cdc2f1}
nx OptIn

Real-mode Boot Sector
---------------------
identifier {66d2db9c-e938-11df-a341-ad6456cdc2f1}
device partition=C:
path \NST\AutoNeoGrub0.mbr
description Ubuntu Linux

Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier {default}
device partition=C:
path \windows\system32\osloadw7.exe
description Windows 7/2008R2 SLIPatch x64
locale en-US
inherit {bootloadersettings}
recoverysequence {66d2db9a-e938-11df-a341-ad6456cdc2f1}
recoveryenabled Yes
nointegritychecks Yes
osdevice partition=C:
systemroot \Windows
kernel ntoskrnp.exe
hal halsli.dll
resumeobject {66d2db98-e938-11df-a341-ad6456cdc2f1}
nx OptIn
 
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here it is (currently booted on the non SLI option)

Windows Boot Manager
--------------------
identifier {bootmgr}
device partition=\Device\HarddiskVolume1
description Windows Boot Manager
locale en-US
inherit {globalsettings}
default {default}
resumeobject {66d2db98-e938-11df-a341-ad6456cdc2f1}
displayorder {current}
{66d2db9c-e938-11df-a341-ad6456cdc2f1}
{default}
toolsdisplayorder {memdiag}
timeout 30
displaybootmenu Yes

Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier {current}
device partition=C:
path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description Windows 7
locale en-US
inherit {bootloadersettings}
recoverysequence {66d2db9a-e938-11df-a341-ad6456cdc2f1}
recoveryenabled Yes
osdevice partition=C:
systemroot \Windows
resumeobject {66d2db98-e938-11df-a341-ad6456cdc2f1}
nx OptIn

Real-mode Boot Sector
---------------------
identifier {66d2db9c-e938-11df-a341-ad6456cdc2f1}
device partition=C:
path \NST\AutoNeoGrub0.mbr
description Ubuntu Linux

Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier {default}
device partition=C:
path \windows\system32\osloadw7.exe
description Windows 7/2008R2 SLIPatch x64
locale en-US
inherit {bootloadersettings}
recoverysequence {66d2db9a-e938-11df-a341-ad6456cdc2f1}
recoveryenabled Yes
nointegritychecks Yes
osdevice partition=C:
systemroot \Windows
kernel ntoskrnp.exe
hal halsli.dll
resumeobject {66d2db98-e938-11df-a341-ad6456cdc2f1}
nx OptIn
i need different dump this time
 

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Audio Device(s) Onboard Intel HD
Power Supply 2 x 1400W
Software Debian Squeeze & Windows 7 Pro
Oh, sure, just tell me what you need and I'll send that.
 
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New patch Version?

Sort of on-topic/off-topic here... is there a patch version in the works that will support driver version 262.99? I recently upgraded to a pair of 580's and 260.99 and prior did not see them as recognizable hardware. Had to DL the 262.99 drivers....