Twin 8800 cards crashing
I am running twin NVIDIA 8800 in sli and the cardkernel keep failing and recovering. I have updated the BIOS, gone to the Nvidia site, let it look for the proper drivers, for both the Main board and the video cards, and installed them. The mach will boot up, I can open IE8 and usually get to a site, but if I load too many windows it will crash the cards.I have downloaded a video card stress test program and the mach went to Blue Screen, not good at all. I have even pulled the HD, put in a replacement, formatted the drive, and installed Win7 both 64 and 32 bit, (it is a 64b hardware setup), with the same results. Am I looking at a hardware issue???? Or have I missed something?????? in the specs listed below, the drivers were the ones I was running when the cards started failing.



Windows 7 ver. 6.1.7600 build 7600
Intel Core2 Quad Q6600 2.40ghz (64kb prim cache- 4096kb secondary cache)
EVGA 780i SLI Mainboard# 132-CK-NF78-2
Bus Clock: 267MHz
BIOS: Phoenix Tech. LTD 6-00 PG 09/09/2008
2X NVIDIA Ge Force 8800GT
Drivers: 7.15.11.8048 - 11/12/2008
2X Lite-On DVDRW-LH Drives
Maxtor 500GB 7200rpm 32MB cache HDD
2X ST31000-40AS 1000GB 7200rpm 32MB cache HDD

HDS Hanns.G iF281 28" Monitor
I am running twin NVIDIA 8800 in sli and the cardkernel keep failing and recovering. I have updated the BIOS, gone to the Nvidia site, let it look for the proper drivers, for both the Main board and the video cards, and installed them. The mach will boot up, I can open IE8 and usually get to a site, but if I load too many windows it will crash the cards.I have downloaded a video card stress test program and the mach went to Blue Screen, not good at all. I have even pulled the HD, put in a replacement, formatted the drive, and installed Win7 both 64 and 32 bit, (it is a 64b hardware setup), with the same results. Am I looking at a hardware issue???? Or have I missed something?????? in the specs listed below, the drivers were the ones I was running when the cards started failing.







Windows 7 ver. 6.1.7600 build 7600

Intel Core2 Quad Q6600 2.40ghz (64kb prim cache- 4096kb secondary cache)

EVGA 780i SLI Mainboard# 132-CK-NF78-2

Bus Clock: 267MHz

BIOS: Phoenix Tech. LTD 6-00 PG 09/09/2008

2X NVIDIA Ge Force 8800GT

Drivers: 7.15.11.8048 - 11/12/2008

2X Lite-On DVDRW-LH Drives

Maxtor 500GB 7200rpm 32MB cache HDD

2X ST31000-40AS 1000GB 7200rpm 32MB cache HDD



HDS Hanns.G iF281 28" Monitor

#1
Posted 03/17/2011 05:49 PM   
[quote name='Uturn' date='17 March 2011 - 01:49 PM' timestamp='1300384142' post='1209173']
I am running twin NVIDIA 8800 in sli and the cardkernel keep failing and recovering. I have updated the BIOS, gone to the Nvidia site, let it look for the proper drivers, for both the Main board and the video cards, and installed them. The mach will boot up, I can open IE8 and usually get to a site, but if I load too many windows it will crash the cards.I have downloaded a video card stress test program and the mach went to Blue Screen, not good at all. I have even pulled the HD, put in a replacement, formatted the drive, and installed Win7 both 64 and 32 bit, (it is a 64b hardware setup), with the same results. Am I looking at a hardware issue???? Or have I missed something?????? in the specs listed below, the drivers were the ones I was running when the cards started failing.



Windows 7 ver. 6.1.7600 build 7600
Intel Core2 Quad Q6600 2.40ghz (64kb prim cache- 4096kb secondary cache)
EVGA 780i SLI Mainboard# 132-CK-NF78-2
Bus Clock: 267MHz
BIOS: Phoenix Tech. LTD 6-00 PG 09/09/2008
2X NVIDIA Ge Force 8800GT
Drivers: 7.15.11.8048 - 11/12/2008
2X Lite-On DVDRW-LH Drives
Maxtor 500GB 7200rpm 32MB cache HDD
2X ST31000-40AS 1000GB 7200rpm 32MB cache HDD

HDS Hanns.G iF281 28" Monitor
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I may be missing it but I don't see your power supply mentioned in there. Also, I would try older/different drivers as sometimes newer ones aren't always "better" than older ones.
[quote name='Uturn' date='17 March 2011 - 01:49 PM' timestamp='1300384142' post='1209173']

I am running twin NVIDIA 8800 in sli and the cardkernel keep failing and recovering. I have updated the BIOS, gone to the Nvidia site, let it look for the proper drivers, for both the Main board and the video cards, and installed them. The mach will boot up, I can open IE8 and usually get to a site, but if I load too many windows it will crash the cards.I have downloaded a video card stress test program and the mach went to Blue Screen, not good at all. I have even pulled the HD, put in a replacement, formatted the drive, and installed Win7 both 64 and 32 bit, (it is a 64b hardware setup), with the same results. Am I looking at a hardware issue???? Or have I missed something?????? in the specs listed below, the drivers were the ones I was running when the cards started failing.







Windows 7 ver. 6.1.7600 build 7600

Intel Core2 Quad Q6600 2.40ghz (64kb prim cache- 4096kb secondary cache)

EVGA 780i SLI Mainboard# 132-CK-NF78-2

Bus Clock: 267MHz

BIOS: Phoenix Tech. LTD 6-00 PG 09/09/2008

2X NVIDIA Ge Force 8800GT

Drivers: 7.15.11.8048 - 11/12/2008

2X Lite-On DVDRW-LH Drives

Maxtor 500GB 7200rpm 32MB cache HDD

2X ST31000-40AS 1000GB 7200rpm 32MB cache HDD



HDS Hanns.G iF281 28" Monitor







I may be missing it but I don't see your power supply mentioned in there. Also, I would try older/different drivers as sometimes newer ones aren't always "better" than older ones.

"Don't expect much and you won't be disappointed"

System:
Windows 7 64-bit Ultimate
Intel i7 980X 6-core Extreme CPU
12GB Supertalent DDR3 1333
2x128GB Corsair SSD Raid 0 Array
1.5TB Seagate
500GB WD Caviar
ASUS P6T 3-way SLI Motherboard, x58 Skt 1366
EVGA GTX680 SC + Galaxy GTX680 in SLI
Corsair TX850 PSU
ThermalTake V9 Black Widow mid

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Posted 03/18/2011 09:12 PM   
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