560ti Sli Problem **PLEASE HELP**
Hi this is my first time on the forums so sorry if i'm nooby . Anyways, since my brother went to college and left his computer here i figured I would make use of his 560ti instead of letting it go to waste collecting dust. He has an EVGA 560ti and I have a PNY 560ti so it is not a problem that we have different cards. We also have the same VRAM. I have a 700watt PSU so i dont think power is an issue and I have a z68A-D3H-B3 motherboard that supports SLI so i dont think that is the issue either. I tripple checked my connections to the motherboard as well as flipped around the SLI BRIDGE a few times but still no luck. I am running the latest Nvidia beta driver (301.24) and was previously on the 296.10 which also didnt work. I have restarted my computer countless times and also tries SLIPATCH but that didn't help either. Thanks for your time and help <3

p.s. the specific problem is that the SLI option does not show up in my control panel
Hi this is my first time on the forums so sorry if i'm nooby . Anyways, since my brother went to college and left his computer here i figured I would make use of his 560ti instead of letting it go to waste collecting dust. He has an EVGA 560ti and I have a PNY 560ti so it is not a problem that we have different cards. We also have the same VRAM. I have a 700watt PSU so i dont think power is an issue and I have a z68A-D3H-B3 motherboard that supports SLI so i dont think that is the issue either. I tripple checked my connections to the motherboard as well as flipped around the SLI BRIDGE a few times but still no luck. I am running the latest Nvidia beta driver (301.24) and was previously on the 296.10 which also didnt work. I have restarted my computer countless times and also tries SLIPATCH but that didn't help either. Thanks for your time and help <3



p.s. the specific problem is that the SLI option does not show up in my control panel
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#1
Posted 04/15/2012 04:01 PM   
have you updated the bios for the mother board?
Gigabyte boards are known for needing bios updates for sli.
have you updated the bios for the mother board?

Gigabyte boards are known for needing bios updates for sli.

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#2
Posted 04/15/2012 07:58 PM   
I think it means when a card doesn't show in device manager or control panel that the card is not being detected which could be that it is not in the slot propperlly or powered by the PSU propperlly or connected to the power cables correctly. it could also be the card or slot has lost function from not being used. What you need to try is cleaning out and repasting your bros GPU and try running each card in both slots one at a time to see if the cards or slots are working propperlly then you can rule out any bugs there. if they both check out and it doesn't work try a different PSU. if that doesn't work try after that reinstall windows.
I think it means when a card doesn't show in device manager or control panel that the card is not being detected which could be that it is not in the slot propperlly or powered by the PSU propperlly or connected to the power cables correctly. it could also be the card or slot has lost function from not being used. What you need to try is cleaning out and repasting your bros GPU and try running each card in both slots one at a time to see if the cards or slots are working propperlly then you can rule out any bugs there. if they both check out and it doesn't work try a different PSU. if that doesn't work try after that reinstall windows.

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#3
Posted 04/19/2012 06:02 PM   
Thanks to everyone for the responses :) the problem lied with my psu il look into upgrading
Thanks to everyone for the responses :) the problem lied with my psu il look into upgrading

#4
Posted 04/19/2012 06:50 PM   
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