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Windows 7: i think my brand new VIDEO CARD is broken

31 Jul 2009   #71
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

This is what it looks like, and where it is connected. These connectors should be supplied with your motherboard.
i think my brand new VIDEO CARD is broken-capture.png




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31 Jul 2009   #72
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by edrik View Post
wouldn't installing 64bit on a 32bit system require a clean install ?
Moving from 32-bit to 64-bit (or vice-versa) will require a clean install.
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31 Jul 2009   #73
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

This will probably give you better idea why they are there.

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The 8600 GT is one of the few cards that does not require the use of the SLI bridge because of the relatively low bandwidth the card uses. In a scenario where you have two high-powered cards, say two 8800 GTXs, the bridge becomes vital for optimum performance. When the bridge is removed, the GPUs are forced to communicate across the PCI-Express bus, and with low-bandwidth cards (such as yours) there is enough "spare" bandwidth so the GPUs can communicate and access the necessary data without over-saturating the PCI-E bus. Your support personnel were correct in their claim.
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So from what I can gather, with it you would have optimum performance.

For a really detailed description have a read of this Scalable Link Interface - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I think for your rendering you would notice a massive improvement using the SLI bridge.
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31 Jul 2009   #74
edrik

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
 
 

yes i have those "goldfingers" but i dont think i can find where to put it on my cards..
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31 Jul 2009   #75
edrik

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mr GRiM View Post
This will probably give you better idea why they are there.



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So from what I can gather, with it you would have optimum performance.

For a really detailed description have a read of this Scalable Link Interface - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

i see... but does my cards require it ? i still cant find where to place it though
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31 Jul 2009   #76
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by edrik View Post
i see... but does my cards require it ? i still cant find where to place it though
It doesn't look like your cards have the gold fingers so maybe they aren't using much bandwidth and don't require it. Is there are reason why you chose 2 of those cards instead of a single GTX260 or something like that, it just seems they are a very strange model and obviously aren't giving you the rendering speeds you wanted.
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31 Jul 2009   #77
edrik

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
 
 

i chose those mainly because of my budget.. and availability of stocks..
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31 Jul 2009   #78
edrik

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
 
 

maybe the rendering speeds would increase after installing 64bit windows on my desktop ?
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31 Jul 2009   #79
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by edrik View Post
maybe the rendering speeds would increase after installing 64bit windows on my desktop ?
I think with the extra RAM available it will be Noticeably better, maybe when you get cashed up again you might want to consider an upgrade and you can use them in your old Rig.
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31 Jul 2009   #80
edrik

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mr GRiM View Post
I think with the extra RAM available it will be Noticeably better, maybe when you get cashed up again you might want to consider an upgrade and you can use them in your old Rig.

yeah.. what video cards would you suggest ?
i think my mobo could handle quadros if i'm not mistaken..


anyway this card was my first option but unfortunately they ran out of stock... here
so i went up and just bought two 1gb cards and added a sound system (Creative SBS A500) from the extra money..
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