SLI indicator is not an option?

Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce Drivers Section' started by Foamy4, Oct 18, 2009.

  1. Foamy4

    Foamy4 Master Guru

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    Hello there
    I have just installed the 191.07 WHQL driver and I want to verify that SLI is working in a game. So I found this in the control panel help:

    To verify that NVIDIA SLI technology is enabled and working:

    1. From the NVIDIA Control Panel navigation tree pane, under 3D Settings, select Set SLI configuration.

    2. From the menu bar, click 3D Settings, then click the drop-down menu item Show SLI Visual Indicator.

    At the side of the game screen, a vertical bar appears with the text "SLI" to indicate that SLI technology is active. If no image appears, then the system is not in SLI mode.

    I do not have such an option. Am I missing something here? :)
     
  2. Fyew-jit-tiv

    Fyew-jit-tiv Master Guru

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    In order to use SLI you need 2 gpu's.. I only c 1 gpu in your system config.
     
  3. HeavyHemi

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    GTX 295= 2 GPU's
     
  4. HeavyHemi

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    Are you saying the option to select 'Show SLI Visual Indicator' is not there?
     

  5. Cybermancer

    Cybermancer Don Quixote

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    Yes, it is there, but the NCP doesn't show it. You have to use nHancer:
    source: http://forums.guru3d.com/showpost.php?p=3014754&postcount=5
     
  6. Fyew-jit-tiv

    Fyew-jit-tiv Master Guru

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    Like i dont know that... I have two myself.. The guy wants to know why he cant switch sli on and off:puke2:
     
  7. Pvfc-Epic

    Pvfc-Epic Maha Guru

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    dual gpu single board cards are still classed as sli afaik

    well when i had my 4870x2 the ati thingy said i had crossfireX so im sure sli will be about the same

    i may be wrong tho :puke2:
     
  8. avivoni

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    nop with one gtx295 that option is not available. once u place another gtx295 it becomes available.
     
  9. GC_PaNzerFIN

    GC_PaNzerFIN Maha Guru

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    Yep, with one GTX 295 there is only Physx and Multi-GPU options. With 2 cards there is also SLi option.
     
  10. HeavyHemi

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    Took your post at face value:

    In order to use SLI you need 2 gpu's.. I only c 1 gpu in your system config.


    Apparently a Nvidia driver issue where it does not treat the dual GPU GTX 295 the same as two single cards in SLI.
     

  11. HeavyHemi

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    So there is no option to enable SLI in the NCP with one GTX295?
     
  12. GC_PaNzerFIN

    GC_PaNzerFIN Maha Guru

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    Last time I checked, no. Only Multi-GPU option.
     
  13. bokah

    bokah Ancient Guru

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    with one monitor and multi-gpu mode enabled my card has allways used both gpus
    atleast when i checked for it

    u can verify it with gpu-z, look at temps and amp usage
     
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  14. Squall Leonhart

    Squall Leonhart Banned

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    No, MultiGPU cards are classed as MultiGPU.
    Its nearly exactly like SLI except you lack some of the more obvious SLI settings in the nvidia CP.
     
  15. Foamy4

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    Thanks for the replies. I will try to use nhancer and GPU-Z to verify that SLI is working in my games. I just don't understand why my card can't use the build in SLI verifier in NVCP. Thought I messed up during the driver install or driver sweeper did something messy. :)
     

  16. Pvfc-Epic

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    yh sorry it had a been a while i only got the crossfireX icon if driver install went wrong but it did have an ingame indicator showing usage
     
  17. IndianScout

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    I get an XML error running the 64b version

    n/m got it..
     
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  18. No4h Am1n

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    Scalable Link Interface (SLI) ==> linking two or more video cards together to produce a single output.
    GTX295 ==> An onboard PCI-Express bridge chip, acts as the MCP does in SLI motherboards, connecting to both GPUs and the physical PCI-Express slot, removing the need for the motherboard to support SLI.
     
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    i have palit single pcb gtx295 and in the 191.07 nvcp i get the option for show sli visual indicator when i click on 3d settings menu
    but if i add my 8800gtx as a physx card the setting cant be seen
     
  20. Foamy4

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    Makes sence, since there is already a build in bridge chip on the graphics card. But how does two GPUs in one PCIE slot affect my system? I was wondering about bottlenecks?
     

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