Call of Duty 4 crashes with SLI
It started off with iw3mp.exe crashing when I closed CoD4 multiplayer, and that was with "Dual Video Cards" enabled in graphic options, I turned this off and the game no longer crashed.

A few days later I checked the Nvidia control panel and Nvidia's recommended SLI setup was Single GPU, so I tried changing it to Split Frame and ran CoD4 and turned Dual Video Cards back on in multiplayer.

When I join a server, the game crashes to desktop as soon as it's finished loading, even with Dual Cards turned off in CoD4 options, the game still crashes.

Any suggestions? I'm only using two 7600 GS's, but most likely upgrading to an 8 series next month.
It started off with iw3mp.exe crashing when I closed CoD4 multiplayer, and that was with "Dual Video Cards" enabled in graphic options, I turned this off and the game no longer crashed.



A few days later I checked the Nvidia control panel and Nvidia's recommended SLI setup was Single GPU, so I tried changing it to Split Frame and ran CoD4 and turned Dual Video Cards back on in multiplayer.



When I join a server, the game crashes to desktop as soon as it's finished loading, even with Dual Cards turned off in CoD4 options, the game still crashes.



Any suggestions? I'm only using two 7600 GS's, but most likely upgrading to an 8 series next month.

#1
Posted 03/05/2008 06:33 PM   
[quote name='Everlong17' post='132956' date='Mar 5 2008, 10:33 AM']
Any suggestions? I'm only using two 7600 GS's, but most likely upgrading to an 8 series next month.
[/quote]

My suggestion would be to upgrade to a 9 series next month, those cards will be better than the 8 series.
[quote name='Everlong17' post='132956' date='Mar 5 2008, 10:33 AM']

Any suggestions? I'm only using two 7600 GS's, but most likely upgrading to an 8 series next month.





My suggestion would be to upgrade to a 9 series next month, those cards will be better than the 8 series.

When you get up in the morning, ask yourself, "If this was my last day on earth, is what I'm about to do today how I would want spend it?" If the answer is "no" for too many days in a row, you know something has got to change.

#2
Posted 03/05/2008 07:49 PM   
Yea, was just looking at them, was thinking of going for an 8600GTS, but then saw for an extra £10, I could get a 9 series...
Yea, was just looking at them, was thinking of going for an 8600GTS, but then saw for an extra £10, I could get a 9 series...

#3
Posted 03/05/2008 08:42 PM   
Well nevermind, I've just been poking around on the Infinity Ward forums, and there is an issue with 7 series cards and SLI.
Well nevermind, I've just been poking around on the Infinity Ward forums, and there is an issue with 7 series cards and SLI.

#4
Posted 03/05/2008 09:51 PM   
[quote name='Everlong17' post='133088' date='Mar 5 2008, 01:51 PM']
Well nevermind, I've just been poking around on the Infinity Ward forums, and there is an issue with 7 series cards and SLI.
[/quote]

Yeah there is, a well known issue, also don't waste your money on the 8600. /no.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':no:' /> The 9600GT is a decent card but you should really think about an 8800GT. Also you should do your calculations in $, not this "£" silly symbol.
[quote name='Everlong17' post='133088' date='Mar 5 2008, 01:51 PM']

Well nevermind, I've just been poking around on the Infinity Ward forums, and there is an issue with 7 series cards and SLI.





Yeah there is, a well known issue, also don't waste your money on the 8600. /no.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':no:' /> The 9600GT is a decent card but you should really think about an 8800GT. Also you should do your calculations in $, not this "£" silly symbol.

When you get up in the morning, ask yourself, "If this was my last day on earth, is what I'm about to do today how I would want spend it?" If the answer is "no" for too many days in a row, you know something has got to change.

#5
Posted 03/06/2008 12:28 AM   
Everlong, what is the major issue with 7 series cards and SLI?

My sig shows specs. I'm running 2 7600GS's in SLI, have yet to run into a problem playing COD4 with XP. Granted, my 3DMark06 score is 4K, but I'm at the top of the comparable systems range, so I consider it decent for my setup. Leave the control panel alone, set it back to Single GPU. The application(COD4) will handle all the settings you need to run the game by itself, with a few preferences of your own, but ONLY change them in the game. The reason for the control panel default to be single GPU is because not all applications/games support SLI, hence the reason for app controlled settings.

Is there a reason why you're running DDR2 @ 667 instead of 800? I'm not familiar with your mobo, but I'd like to believe it supports 800, especially since you're running a 5200 AM2. Make sure your video driver is updated to the latest and greatest. There's a ton of posts as to which one is best for Vista Ultimate, and it may just be the case that Vista is the issue. Look for Goddess84, she's constantly benching SOMETHING, and knows drivers very well for Vista. I believe she's using 174.16? But not completely sure.
Everlong, what is the major issue with 7 series cards and SLI?



My sig shows specs. I'm running 2 7600GS's in SLI, have yet to run into a problem playing COD4 with XP. Granted, my 3DMark06 score is 4K, but I'm at the top of the comparable systems range, so I consider it decent for my setup. Leave the control panel alone, set it back to Single GPU. The application(COD4) will handle all the settings you need to run the game by itself, with a few preferences of your own, but ONLY change them in the game. The reason for the control panel default to be single GPU is because not all applications/games support SLI, hence the reason for app controlled settings.



Is there a reason why you're running DDR2 @ 667 instead of 800? I'm not familiar with your mobo, but I'd like to believe it supports 800, especially since you're running a 5200 AM2. Make sure your video driver is updated to the latest and greatest. There's a ton of posts as to which one is best for Vista Ultimate, and it may just be the case that Vista is the issue. Look for Goddess84, she's constantly benching SOMETHING, and knows drivers very well for Vista. I believe she's using 174.16? But not completely sure.

#6
Posted 03/06/2008 03:51 AM   
I didn't read in great detail, just I had a brief read about 7 series not actually increasing performance in SLI, and my biggest problem with enabling SLI through multiplayer (even with single GPU selected in control panel) is that iw3mp.exe crashes when I close multiplayer. I contacted Activision about it, but they didn't really have any idea about it.

I'm using the latest Omega drivers atm, just formatted my PC this weekend and got everything up and running. Haven't tested SLI in CoD4 yet through the multiplayer options, but I will when I get chance.

My motherboard (M2N-SLI Deluxe) does support 800, but I bought 667 to save money, plus I have decided to go for the 9600GT, or possibly an 8800GT (between them two) when I get paid at the end of the month, and then purchase a second one around summer time.
I didn't read in great detail, just I had a brief read about 7 series not actually increasing performance in SLI, and my biggest problem with enabling SLI through multiplayer (even with single GPU selected in control panel) is that iw3mp.exe crashes when I close multiplayer. I contacted Activision about it, but they didn't really have any idea about it.



I'm using the latest Omega drivers atm, just formatted my PC this weekend and got everything up and running. Haven't tested SLI in CoD4 yet through the multiplayer options, but I will when I get chance.



My motherboard (M2N-SLI Deluxe) does support 800, but I bought 667 to save money, plus I have decided to go for the 9600GT, or possibly an 8800GT (between them two) when I get paid at the end of the month, and then purchase a second one around summer time.

#7
Posted 03/12/2008 03:28 PM   
7 series in Vista with CoD4? Or XP?

If XP, try the 169.28 drivers:

[url="http://downloads.guru3d.com/ForceWare-169.28-XP-(32-bit)-WHQL-download-1818.html"]http://downloads.guru3d.com/ForceWare-169....nload-1818.html[/url]

If Vista, use these:

32-Bit: [url="http://downloads.guru3d.com/ForceWare-169.44-Vista-(32-bit)-download-1872.html"]http://downloads.guru3d.com/ForceWare-169....nload-1872.html[/url]

64-Bit: [url="http://downloads.guru3d.com/ForceWare-169.44-Vista-(64-bit)-download-1873.html"]http://downloads.guru3d.com/ForceWare-169....nload-1873.html[/url]

Those are probably gonna be your best bet on Drivers for the 7 series. If those Vista ones don't work lemme know and I'll find a 169.25 download link as I know those work well in Vista.

I'd recommend 9600GTs if you're not a hardcore gamer, or even if you are, as they are GREAT value. They keep up with Ultras in most benchies/games.
7 series in Vista with CoD4? Or XP?



If XP, try the 169.28 drivers:



http://downloads.guru3d.com/ForceWare-169....nload-1818.html



If Vista, use these:



32-Bit: http://downloads.guru3d.com/ForceWare-169....nload-1872.html



64-Bit: http://downloads.guru3d.com/ForceWare-169....nload-1873.html



Those are probably gonna be your best bet on Drivers for the 7 series. If those Vista ones don't work lemme know and I'll find a 169.25 download link as I know those work well in Vista.



I'd recommend 9600GTs if you're not a hardcore gamer, or even if you are, as they are GREAT value. They keep up with Ultras in most benchies/games.

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#8
Posted 03/12/2008 04:23 PM   
[quote name='Nymosis' post='132995' date='Mar 5 2008, 11:49 AM']
My suggestion would be to upgrade to a 9 series next month, those cards will be better than the 8 series.
[/quote]
I don't care about the 9 series, odd numbered series are just updated versions of even numbered series. nothing special, if you want an 8 series go ahead!
[quote name='Nymosis' post='132995' date='Mar 5 2008, 11:49 AM']

My suggestion would be to upgrade to a 9 series next month, those cards will be better than the 8 series.



I don't care about the 9 series, odd numbered series are just updated versions of even numbered series. nothing special, if you want an 8 series go ahead!

#9
Posted 03/12/2008 06:52 PM   
[quote name='Goddess84' post='137313' date='Mar 12 2008, 04:23 PM']
7 series in Vista with CoD4? Or XP?

If XP, try the 169.28 drivers:

[url="http://downloads.guru3d.com/ForceWare-169.28-XP-(32-bit)-WHQL-download-1818.html"]http://downloads.guru3d.com/ForceWare-169....nload-1818.html[/url]

If Vista, use these:

32-Bit: [url="http://downloads.guru3d.com/ForceWare-169.44-Vista-(32-bit)-download-1872.html"]http://downloads.guru3d.com/ForceWare-169....nload-1872.html[/url]

64-Bit: [url="http://downloads.guru3d.com/ForceWare-169.44-Vista-(64-bit)-download-1873.html"]http://downloads.guru3d.com/ForceWare-169....nload-1873.html[/url]

Those are probably gonna be your best bet on Drivers for the 7 series. If those Vista ones don't work lemme know and I'll find a 169.25 download link as I know those work well in Vista.

I'd recommend 9600GTs if you're not a hardcore gamer, or even if you are, as they are GREAT value. They keep up with Ultras in most benchies/games.
[/quote]

I've been having a play with CoD4 and enabling Dual Video Cards in multiplayer options (on Vista), and the iw3mp.exe didn't crash when I quit. It's still a bit too early to say if the problem is fixed, but I'll test with these Omega drivers a bit more. If it does crash then I'll have a play with them drivers you just linked as well.

Thanks.
[quote name='Goddess84' post='137313' date='Mar 12 2008, 04:23 PM']

7 series in Vista with CoD4? Or XP?



If XP, try the 169.28 drivers:



http://downloads.guru3d.com/ForceWare-169....nload-1818.html



If Vista, use these:



32-Bit: http://downloads.guru3d.com/ForceWare-169....nload-1872.html



64-Bit: http://downloads.guru3d.com/ForceWare-169....nload-1873.html



Those are probably gonna be your best bet on Drivers for the 7 series. If those Vista ones don't work lemme know and I'll find a 169.25 download link as I know those work well in Vista.



I'd recommend 9600GTs if you're not a hardcore gamer, or even if you are, as they are GREAT value. They keep up with Ultras in most benchies/games.





I've been having a play with CoD4 and enabling Dual Video Cards in multiplayer options (on Vista), and the iw3mp.exe didn't crash when I quit. It's still a bit too early to say if the problem is fixed, but I'll test with these Omega drivers a bit more. If it does crash then I'll have a play with them drivers you just linked as well.



Thanks.

#10
Posted 03/12/2008 08:41 PM   
[quote name='FIREarms' post='137393' date='Mar 12 2008, 12:52 PM']
I don't care about the 9 series, odd numbered series are just updated versions of even numbered series. nothing special, if you want an 8 series go ahead!
[/quote]

Um, what part of your bum did you pull that from?

The 7 series was NOT an update to the 6 series. It was A: The first totally new series released on PCI-E B: twice as powerful as a 6800GT (7800GTX) and C: a completely different architecture and processing unit.

The 9 series is the first time NVidia has released more "refreshers" than originals (9600GT). The only reason they're doing it is to bait ATI in to releasing their next series to try and keep up, so that they can smack ATI back down with the GT200 in a few months.

Please don't post about things you haven't researched/experienced yourself, it's misleading to others and mis-information breeds inefficiency.
[quote name='FIREarms' post='137393' date='Mar 12 2008, 12:52 PM']

I don't care about the 9 series, odd numbered series are just updated versions of even numbered series. nothing special, if you want an 8 series go ahead!





Um, what part of your bum did you pull that from?



The 7 series was NOT an update to the 6 series. It was A: The first totally new series released on PCI-E B: twice as powerful as a 6800GT (7800GTX) and C: a completely different architecture and processing unit.



The 9 series is the first time NVidia has released more "refreshers" than originals (9600GT). The only reason they're doing it is to bait ATI in to releasing their next series to try and keep up, so that they can smack ATI back down with the GT200 in a few months.



Please don't post about things you haven't researched/experienced yourself, it's misleading to others and mis-information breeds inefficiency.

CPU: i7 3930k @ 4.2GHz 1.21V ~ Motherboard: Asus RoG Rampage IV Extreme
RAM: G.Skill Sniper Gaming Series (4x4GB @ 2133MHz, 9-11-10-28-2T 1.65V)
GPUs: 1x R9 280X Vapor-X (Games/F@H), 1x R9 290 Core Edition (F@H), 1x R9 290X Core Edition (F@H)
PSU: LEPA G 1600W (Hate it, don't buy it) ~ Case: Enermax Fulmo GT
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#11
Posted 03/12/2008 09:10 PM   
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