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GTX260 SLi problems... HELP!!!! :(

Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce' started by ice_chiney, Nov 24, 2009.

  1. ice_chiney

    ice_chiney Master Guru

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    790i-GTX260 SLi problems... HELP!!!! *SOLVED*

    ok guys and gals.

    specs are:

    790i ultra sli
    q9650 cpu
    antec tpq 850w
    galaxy core 216 gtx260 x 2

    win xp 64bit


    problem:

    cards work good by themselves..

    wen sli is enabled, i get lines running across the screen and kind of fuzzy like.
    no colour problems, no flashing, jus fuzzy horizontal lines. to the right of the lcd.. i can still use the pc..but u seeing like lines twitching.

    tried everything ppl said on forums wen i google..even tried way back drivers and recent to newest.

    same thing... once i disable sli. the fuzziness is there still. after i reboot its gone. as soon as i go back in sli mode..same story..even tried rebooting..nothing helps!

    tried the 3 way sli bridge.. same thing.. tried the 2 way..same thing..tried the 2 way both ways..same thing..clean the contacts..same lines..

    i also tried a different dvi to vga connector..same thing,
    the lcd is a 17" AOC widescreen
    but that shouldnt be a problem really.. or cud it?


    tomorrow i`ll try flashing to the latest p08 bios see if it helps..until then, work calls..

    i`m ah bit lost and i dont want to think i waste my money.. help is greatly wanted!!
    :bang:

    :wanker:



    * read last post for solution * :banana:
     
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  2. Squall Leonhart

    Squall Leonhart Banned

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    switch the cards.
     
  3. pimp_gimp

    pimp_gimp Ancient Guru

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    As squall says switch your cards.
     
  4. HeavyHemi

    HeavyHemi Ancient Guru

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    If swapping the cards doesn't help, try bumping up the voltage on the SPP.
     
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  5. ice_chiney

    ice_chiney Master Guru

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    i`ll try that..thanks guys..gimme 1 min to reply
     
  6. ice_chiney

    ice_chiney Master Guru

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    same thing swapping cards :(

    wats the spp ??


    edit:

    stepped up the SPP from 1.30v to 1.35v

    wat same thing

    how high shud i go?
     
  7. YuKsS

    YuKsS Maha Guru

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    check you vga power pci ex conector, unplug them and plug them back, also remove your cards and use a dust remover (air compresed, i dont know the name) and clean your pci ex slots and try again.
     
  8. ice_chiney

    ice_chiney Master Guru

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    tried a different range of SPP voltages..
    from 1.3 - 1.35 , nothing
     
  9. Li4m79

    Li4m79 Ancient Guru

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    what drivers are you using, and did you do a clean driver install using DriverSweeper??
     
  10. MAD-OGRE

    MAD-OGRE Ancient Guru

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    I run the SPP @ 1.4, NF200 @ 1.4 as well.
    Also what is the PCI-E @? mine was set @ 120 when I first installed my board and I had to set it back to 100.
     

  11. ice_chiney

    ice_chiney Master Guru

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    hey YUKESS i tried that.thanks..same thing..

    someone said try a different monitor as well with a different refresh rate..


    driversweeper.. wat exactly to do with it?



    to be honest. i tried all different kinda of drivers..

    now i`m installing win7 ultimate 64bit
    see if i get any luck

    i`ll also try those SPP and NF200 voltage changes.
     
  12. Li4m79

    Li4m79 Ancient Guru

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    Download driver sweeper, uninstall drivers normally, boot into safe mode and run driver sweeper, then select nvidia graphics and then analyze, then clean, then reboot as normal and install new drivers.....

    Win7 will clear all your old driver stuff too so hopefully it`ll work for you.......

    If you`ve tried lots of drivers and not uninstalled them properly before trying new ones, you can create conflicts as some pieces of the new drivers won`t get installed thus creating on screen defects..........
     
  13. MAD-OGRE

    MAD-OGRE Ancient Guru

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    Some people are having a big problem with the last set of NV drivers and NF200 chipsets.
    Maybe try the newest beta drivers on this site.
     
  14. inklimited

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    Not only clean the slots, but also the "teeth" on the card. I have read this can be done with an eraser. Havn't tried it, I always use alcohol.

    Try replacing the VGA cable, if you can. Newer monitors have DVI and VGA ports, and you can switch the cable over.

    I notice you are also using a DVI-VGA adapter. I was getting artifacts similar to yours using an old VGA monitor and an adapter. After buying a new LCD with DVI, the problem disappeared.
     
  15. ice_chiney

    ice_chiney Master Guru

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    ok guys thanks so much for the replies..

    heres the update:

    tried a 19" AOC at work

    res 1280x1024 @ 75hz i get VERY little fuzziness.. at 60hz i get it like normal..

    the cards where cleaned, replaced, reseated, everything

    so far the progress is that i can play games really good.. but in windows it kills my eyes!

    i waz really thinking that if i get an LCD with DVI the problem might stop..so i`m goin to try that this evening.. thanks again guys
     

  16. ice_chiney

    ice_chiney Master Guru

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    works!!! it works!!!!

    thank u guys soooooooo much
    i learn to many things about SLi ( first time doing it ) tryin to fix the problem.. i even read on a forum that someone got an email from nvidia helpdesk that stated if you use the tri sli connection for 2 cards ( gtx models ) its actually better than the normal 2 way sli bridge..

    but theres the solution to my problem..

    i borrowed a LCD that accepted DVI in and thats all

    once i got rid of the converter....theres NO problemo :D

    thanks again guys!
     
  17. nvlddmkm

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    a converter? Seriously?

    In my job as an electrician, I have found that 9 out of 10 problems are caused by the simplest of things. "9 times out of 10, it's always something simple."

    huh...
     
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  18. ice_chiney

    ice_chiney Master Guru

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    llol yeh bro, the system blazing !!!! i almost return the cards and get a new board to go xfire..

    those 2 GTX260s working overtime!!!

    galaxy calls it GTX 260+ they are really nice cards... idle at 35 - 37c with the fans on stock speeds.

    [​IMG]
     
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