- Apr 25, 2017
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|Processor||AMD Ryzen 5 1600|
|Motherboard||Gigabyte - GA-AB350M-Gaming 3|
|Memory||Corsair - Vengeance LED DDR4-3000 16GB|
|Storage||Western Digital - Black PCIe 256GB SSD + 3x HDD|
|Display(s)||42" TV @1080p (main) + 32" TV (side)|
|Case||Cooler Master HAF X NV-942|
|Audio Device(s)||Line 6 KB37|
|Power Supply||Thermaltake Toughpower XT 775W|
|Mouse||Roccat Kova / Logitech G27 Steering Wheel|
|Keyboard||Roccat Ryos TKL Pro|
|Software||Windows 10 Pro x64 v1803|
It's a known problem with some 970s, probably due to different memory vendors (or memory architectures) used over time....my slightly different 970s are technically different right?
Probably due to the suspected difference in memory vendors / architecture used in those cards, the data exchange over the SLI-bridge fails, leading to this error message.I can use SLI now but the control panel still suggests using an SLI connector, is this normal? I've tried flipping mine around and switching between both ports multiple times to no avail. It's totally possible my bridge doesn't work but it was new and sealed while being such a simple piece it seems unlikely to be the point of failure. I haven't seen any noticeable performance change whether or not it's connected though
Which means the data gets exchanged over the PCIe bus, which is not optimal and can hinder performance in some cases.
Test mode is needed in order to load the patched driver. If you disable it, Windows fails to load the patched nVidia driver and falls back to a generic Windows driver.I'm wondering if it's as easy as booting into test mode any time I want to use SLI or if it's not so simple to switch between.
So there's no easy way to switch back and forth between an unpatched and patched nVidia driver.