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Default MSI 780Ti Gamer cards SLI Problem - 01-23-2014, 21:22 | posts: 73

Help. I'm tearing my hair out here. I've just installed two new MSI 780ti gaming cards into my system and SLI will not work. My mainboard is a MSI Z68 B3 with an intel i7 2600K cpu running at stock. My psu is an OCZ ZX 1,000watt. At the moment all I have plugged in is an SSD and usb for my keyboard and mouse. Fresh install of windows 7sp1. No matter what driver is installed they all do the same. The game will attempt to launch in SLI mode, flicker and either hang on a blank screen, or CTDT with the nvidia message saying the driver has recovered. Before I had a pair of GTX680's working fine, I've even tried a couple of AMD's R9 290X cards in there and they work fine. I don't get it! In the review for these cards they recommend a 800Watt psu so I should be covered and the fact the AMD cards work prove that. I have also ran both cards by themselves and they test fine, similar temps and fps, so it's not a duff card. Tried a different bridge, it's not that. Moved the cards in different slots. GPZ's little test works but nothing else does. Any suggestions welcome.
   
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Videocard: 780Ti SLI/Qnix 2710 100Hz
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Default 01-23-2014, 21:49 | posts: 18,060 | Location: New Jersey, USA

what is the mb model exactly
   
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Default 01-23-2014, 21:49 | posts: 5,227 | Location: FLA,USA

Edit I did not read the end of your post. Have you updated your motherboard BIOS to the latest and what TK asked what model of motherboard do you have?

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Videocard: MSI GTX780Ti Gamer SLI
Processor: i7-2600K @ 4.4ghz
Mainboard: MSI Z68A GD80B3
Memory: 8GB
Soundcard: Creative Sigma
PSU: OCZ ZX1000
Default 01-23-2014, 22:00 | posts: 73

Hi,
It's MSI Z68A -GD80B3. And yes I have updated to the latest bios. Nothing is overclocked. Even tried lowering the clocks on the cards.
   
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Videocard: 780Ti SLI/Qnix 2710 100Hz
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Mainboard: Asus P8P67 Deluxe
Memory: RipJaws X 2x8GB 2133Mhz
Soundcard: Phoebus + DT880 Pro 250
PSU: Corsair AX 1200
Default 01-23-2014, 22:17 | posts: 18,060 | Location: New Jersey, USA

you do not appear to be a sli newbie, but are all pci e plugs plugged in? you tried another sli bridge but did you try switching the cards around. you should know sli is disable when you install a driver.
   
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Videocard: MSI GTX780Ti Gamer SLI
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Mainboard: MSI Z68A GD80B3
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Default 01-23-2014, 22:20 | posts: 73

Hi,
Thanks, I have already tried every driver that supports the 780Ti and swopped cards around. The Mobo is out of the case at the moment, with just the cards, ram, SSD plugged in.
   
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Videocard: 780Ti SLI/Qnix 2710 100Hz
Processor: 2600k 4.5Ghz HT On
Mainboard: Asus P8P67 Deluxe
Memory: RipJaws X 2x8GB 2133Mhz
Soundcard: Phoebus + DT880 Pro 250
PSU: Corsair AX 1200
Default 01-23-2014, 22:24 | posts: 18,060 | Location: New Jersey, USA

Can u run the gpuz test in sli mode? Turn on the sli indicater graph. Do u have sli set to nvidia recommended. Try afr 1 and 2 too. also a link to you psu too

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Videocard: MSI GTX780Ti Gamer SLI
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Mainboard: MSI Z68A GD80B3
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Soundcard: Creative Sigma
PSU: OCZ ZX1000
Default 01-23-2014, 22:40 | posts: 73

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php...Story&reid=238
Review of my PSU...
I've tried all the different modes, even nvidia inspector and comparability bits. All the same issue.
   
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Videocard: 780Ti SLI/Qnix 2710 100Hz
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Mainboard: Asus P8P67 Deluxe
Memory: RipJaws X 2x8GB 2133Mhz
Soundcard: Phoebus + DT880 Pro 250
PSU: Corsair AX 1200
Default 01-23-2014, 22:48 | posts: 18,060 | Location: New Jersey, USA

do you still have 680 sli or the amd cards to test again to see if they work? that psu has plenty of power as long as its working ok
   
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Videocard: MSI GTX780Ti Gamer SLI
Processor: i7-2600K @ 4.4ghz
Mainboard: MSI Z68A GD80B3
Memory: 8GB
Soundcard: Creative Sigma
PSU: OCZ ZX1000
Default 01-23-2014, 22:48 | posts: 73

I though the GPUZ render test was working, it's not. No SLI indicator showing.
   
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Videocard: 780Ti SLI/Qnix 2710 100Hz
Processor: 2600k 4.5Ghz HT On
Mainboard: Asus P8P67 Deluxe
Memory: RipJaws X 2x8GB 2133Mhz
Soundcard: Phoebus + DT880 Pro 250
PSU: Corsair AX 1200
Default 01-23-2014, 22:51 | posts: 18,060 | Location: New Jersey, USA

just checked I dont have the sli indicator on that test
what are your setting in msi afterburner or evga precision?
   
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Videocard: MSI GTX780Ti Gamer SLI
Processor: i7-2600K @ 4.4ghz
Mainboard: MSI Z68A GD80B3
Memory: 8GB
Soundcard: Creative Sigma
PSU: OCZ ZX1000
Default 01-23-2014, 22:54 | posts: 73

In afterburner everything is stock.
   
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Videocard: 780Ti SLI/Qnix 2710 100Hz
Processor: 2600k 4.5Ghz HT On
Mainboard: Asus P8P67 Deluxe
Memory: RipJaws X 2x8GB 2133Mhz
Soundcard: Phoebus + DT880 Pro 250
PSU: Corsair AX 1200
Default 01-23-2014, 22:56 | posts: 18,060 | Location: New Jersey, USA

Max out your power target. What gpu speeds does it boost to? And whats the gpu voltage at full load?
   
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Videocard: MSI GTX780Ti Gamer SLI
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Mainboard: MSI Z68A GD80B3
Memory: 8GB
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Default 01-23-2014, 22:59 | posts: 73

Just disabled SLI, screen goes blank and nothing. Complete hang. Had to restart and no driver loaded. Will try the power target thing in a sec..
   
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Default 01-23-2014, 23:03 | posts: 242 | Location: Southern Cal

I hope you tested each card on its own to make sure they both operate properly?
   
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Default 01-23-2014, 23:12 | posts: 73

Yes, both cards have been running ok, without any issues. Power target under After Burner only goes up to 105? Is that correct. Anyways I've just tried to launch Heaven and it crashes out before it starts. Screen flickering, I could see the SLI indicator. Voltage on card 1 was 1.050 and card two 0.900. Both clocks only reached 549, so they never got up to full speed, and 15-16% on each card, but not at the same time.
   
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Videocard: MSI GTX780Ti Gamer SLI
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Mainboard: MSI Z68A GD80B3
Memory: 8GB
Soundcard: Creative Sigma
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Default 01-23-2014, 23:16 | posts: 73

I'll be back tomorrow. Been on this for 12hrs straight and at breaking point.... Thanks for your help thus far.
   
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Videocard: 780Ti SLI/Qnix 2710 100Hz
Processor: 2600k 4.5Ghz HT On
Mainboard: Asus P8P67 Deluxe
Memory: RipJaws X 2x8GB 2133Mhz
Soundcard: Phoebus + DT880 Pro 250
PSU: Corsair AX 1200
Default 01-23-2014, 23:27 | posts: 18,060 | Location: New Jersey, USA

thats really low voltage and clockspeed, thats what you have to focus on, everything else besides this pretty much check out . good luck man
   
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Videocard: MSI GTX780Ti Gamer SLI
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Mainboard: MSI Z68A GD80B3
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Default 01-24-2014, 10:13 | posts: 73

I'm going to try windows 8.1 later to see what that does. This is really a strange problem I have never in all my years of SLI or Crossfire not been able to fix.
   
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Mainboard: MSI Z68A GD80B3
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Default 01-24-2014, 14:13 | posts: 73

Only thing I can think is both sli cables are duff at the same time.... :-(
   
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Default 01-24-2014, 14:21 | posts: 5,227 | Location: FLA,USA

I know this sounds like a dumb recommendation but have you tried to flip the SLI ribbon?
   
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Videocard: 780Ti SLI/Qnix 2710 100Hz
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Memory: RipJaws X 2x8GB 2133Mhz
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PSU: Corsair AX 1200
Default 01-24-2014, 17:28 | posts: 18,060 | Location: New Jersey, USA

Are u using more than 1 monitoring and oc software?
   
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Videocard: MSI GTX780Ti Gamer SLI
Processor: i7-2600K @ 4.4ghz
Mainboard: MSI Z68A GD80B3
Memory: 8GB
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Default 01-24-2014, 19:32 | posts: 73

Fixed... What are the chances eh!! Both my SLi cables were duff. I hunted around for a new one. Not easy unless you get them of e-bay and all fixed. Phew...!! Only thing now is after testing windows 8.1 I'm going to revert back to 7. Pony performance..
Example. Asseto Corsa 80fps single card in 7, 55fps in 8... W.T.F
Anyways a big thanks to all that came to the thread.
   
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Videocard: 780Ti SLI/Qnix 2710 100Hz
Processor: 2600k 4.5Ghz HT On
Mainboard: Asus P8P67 Deluxe
Memory: RipJaws X 2x8GB 2133Mhz
Soundcard: Phoebus + DT880 Pro 250
PSU: Corsair AX 1200
Default 01-24-2014, 21:24 | posts: 18,060 | Location: New Jersey, USA

good I was pretty much all out of ideas at this point.
I will be joining the 780 classy sli club next week. as I am eyeballing a 512gb samsung ssd
   
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Soundcard: ASUS Phoebus/onboard
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Default 01-24-2014, 21:31 | posts: 5,227 | Location: FLA,USA

Good to hear you got it sorted.

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good I was pretty much all out of ideas at this point.
I will be joining the 780 classy sli club next week. as I am eyeballing a 512gb samsung ssd
You will enjoy those. I'm eyeballing one of those Qnix monitors.
   
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