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Windows 7: Sli on GeForce GTX 260

06 Feb 2009   #1
ravohs

Windows 7 Build 7000
 
 
Sli on GeForce GTX 260

Any ideas on getting sli working?

2x GeForce GTX 260
Gigabyte EX58-UD3R ATX A1366 X58 DDR3 2PCI-E 2PCI SATA2 RAID Sound GLAN CrossFireX Motherboard



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06 Feb 2009   #2
LuzTeTT

Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ravohs View Post
Any ideas on getting sli working?

2x GeForce GTX 260
Gigabyte EX58-UD3R ATX A1366 X58 DDR3 2PCI-E 2PCI SATA2 RAID Sound GLAN CrossFireX Motherboard
ATi CrossFireX != NVIDIA SLI

Do your research!
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06 Feb 2009   #3
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

It doesn't mention it on the Gigabyte Website, but apparently it does.



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06 Feb 2009   #4
Everlong

 

If it's an X58 motherboard, it should support Crossfire and SLI, all X58 boards should as Nvidia haven't released a new nForce for x58.

Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD3R, Intel X58 Express, S1366, PCI-E 2.0x16, DDR3 1333, SATA 3Gb/s, SATA RAID, ATX - Scan.co.uk

Look at the technical specs. It says it is SLI capable.

Saying that, to enable SLI, just put both cards in with the bridge on, install the latest Nvidia drivers. Once installed go to the Nvidia control panel, go to SLI and Physx settings and enable SLI.
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06 Feb 2009   #5
LuzTeTT

Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Everlong18 View Post
If it's an X58 motherboard, it should support Crossfire and SLI, all X58 boards should as Nvidia haven't released a new nForce for x58.

Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD3R, Intel X58 Express, S1366, PCI-E 2.0x16, DDR3 1333, SATA 3Gb/s, SATA RAID, ATX - Scan.co.uk

Look at the technical specs. It says it is SLI capable.

Saying that, to enable SLI, just put both cards in with the bridge on, install the latest Nvidia drivers. Once installed go to the Nvidia control panel, go to SLI and Physx settings and enable SLI.
Indeed SLI is ticked. I apologise for my earlier remarks. SLI can be controlled software side so once your cards are in the PCI-e slots all you have to do is activate it in the driver.
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