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Windows 7: Graphic cards

05 Jan 2010   #1
chucklalonde

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 
Graphic cards

I just installed w7 ult 64bit,clean install with OEM OS. Will only recognize 1 of my graphic cards. Code 12 error. Like I said,clean install,no resources to shut down to make room for the 2nd card.Any thoughts on this would be greatly appreciated.


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05 Jan 2010   #2
IggyAZ

Windows 7 Ultimate (32 bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chucklalonde View Post
I just installed w7 ult 64bit,clean install with OEM OS. Will only recognize 1 of my graphic cards. Code 12 error. Like I said,clean install,no resources to shut down to make room for the 2nd card.Any thoughts on this would be greatly appreciated.

Do you have SLI activated in your BIOS?
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06 Jan 2010   #3
kurahk7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chucklalonde View Post
I just installed w7 ult 64bit,clean install with OEM OS. Will only recognize 1 of my graphic cards. Code 12 error. Like I said,clean install,no resources to shut down to make room for the 2nd card.Any thoughts on this would be greatly appreciated.
Did you install the drivers for your graphics card?
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06 Jan 2010   #4
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

You can disable your floppy drive and serial ports. If this will allow more rescourses then could possibly work. Does your second card even appear in device manager?
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06 Jan 2010   #5
chucklalonde

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

Yes.SLI is activated in the BIOS. Drivers are installed.Card shows up in Device manager,but is yellow tagged. When I try to update the 2nd card,it tells me the best driver is already installed,but I cannot use it till I free up more resources. I have approx.45 services running,and CPU at about 3% when I do system check. Floppy drive not installed,but I disabled in BIOS anyway.
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06 Jan 2010   #6
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Sounds like you're using Window's default drivers and not the drivers made by your card's manufacturer? You need those for SLI.

If you fill in your specs we could point you in the right direction.
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06 Jan 2010   #7
chucklalonde

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

I updated my system specs.Sorry bout that,, I am kinda new at this forum setup.
I agree that win7 loaded default drivers,but I went to Manufacturer site,and DL 64 bit drivers,and I saved them to C drive.When I update drivers,I selected search computer for drivers,pointed it to c drive,and I seen it load the driver,,asked for restart,and when boot completed,same problem,only reading one card.
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06 Jan 2010   #8
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I'd check to see if the drivers you got are the same as the latest provided by nvidia?

I've never run SLI, but don't you have to go into the driver control panel after they're installed and tell it you want to run SLI?
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07 Jan 2010   #9
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

@ Fumz yes you have to go into the Nvidia control panel and enable SLI. Here the problem seems that the second card is not being reconzied correctly. Try this just to see, change the cards slot positions and see if you get the same error. Trying to see if the slot might be the problem. And I know this is repetitive but both cards are the same? You have the bridge on?" If they need auxiliary power it's plugged in? They are enabled in the bios, and control panel. If this is correct and you change the cards position and still get the same problem Then try removing the card that installs and see if the troubled one will install in the slot that is giving you problems. If it works then try plugging in the other card and lets see what the outcome is. Thanks. Fabe
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07 Jan 2010   #10
chucklalonde

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

@thefabe. Ok,I tried what you suggested.I switched PCIE ports with both cards,ran with one card in either port,and other combinations,and what I see is that both cards are fine,both slots are good,but as soon as I bridge them,the outcome remains the same.I would like to point out that I did a clean install from windows XP Pro. I had read somewhere that upgrading from Vista to windows 7 was the way to go because there were drivers in the Vista OS needed to upgrade to win7.Whether that is true or not,I dont know,but should be of no concern to me as I wiped my HD clean and installed OEM Windows 7. All the proper drivers from manufacturer website are installed, I just seem to have hit a brick wall with this.
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