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Can't get EVGA 680i mobo to see 2nd BFG 8800 GTS (640mb, not OC) The first card has worked great in PCIE slot 1 for almost 2 years. But when I bridge the 2nd identical card with SLI neither the current BIOS sees it, nor visible in Device Manager - Vista Ultimate (64bit) Am using a Q4 Intel with 8GB of OCZ RAM. It's possible the (used) card arrived DOA, but I have no reason to doubt the eBay seller - and would like to exhaust my testing before we do the whole return thing. Have tested the ? card in the first slot - seems DOA, but want to be sure.

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  • johnklapak Dec 16, 2008

    flashed to current BIOS already, and have 750 Watt PCIE-ready PSU. 2nd card draws power (fan spins) but still BIOS says no SLI Memory available, and device manager shows only one BFG

  • johnklapak Dec 16, 2008

    oops 800 Watt PSU

  • johnklapak Dec 16, 2008

    where in BIOS? i see red bar across bottom indicating "no SLI memory" or something to that effect

    yep plentyof power

    thx

  • johnklapak Dec 16, 2008

    but will triple check it

  • johnklapak Dec 16, 2008

    I think there may be something with the memory - it's OCZ platinum - and I see they have an SLI-Ready line. :(

    I thought that was jsut marketing hoo-ha. and I can't return it.

    GRRRRRR

    Anyone know if memory that isn't labeled SLI-ready can be used for SLI ? or how to trick my BIOS into recognizing it as such.

  • johnklapak Dec 18, 2008

    Yeah, I Found that out when I posted to the OCZ boards. updated all
    nvidia software again and Tried the ? card in slot 1 again, still bad.

    will have to return it... :(

  • johnklapak Dec 18, 2008

    well it worked fine all through this troubleshooting - but i only was testing it in the first pcie slot.

    however, after taking the ? card out or the last time and putting mine back in - I keep getting error code 25 and no display. tonight i will try re-re-re-reseating my video, experimneting with the DIMMS in different slots, and trying a new PS2 keyboard.


  • johnklapak Dec 18, 2008

    also his has a glossy label and a sticker that reads BIOS Version 60.80.07.00.01
    Mine is a matte finish and my sticker reads "BIOS Version 60.80.07.00.02

    otherwise identical cards, according to BFG's product sticker..BFGR88640GTSE.


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Did you enable it in the BIOS, I have an sli on this machine, you also need power to the second card. Bridge, Power, And enable in Bios, peace

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    George Bill Dec 16, 2008

    in bios wher it lists the pcie card, on mine I needed to enable the 2nd card when I added it, PCIE settings, take another look under peripehrols, also check the irq's, it is definetlly a setting that is in need of change

  • George Bill
    George Bill Dec 18, 2008

    No john ram is ram. Mine isn't for sli, and my SLI is working for over a year. The only thing is you want to run the same type in each channel. Ram as well as the video cards will default to the slowest speed component, but it would still work, thanks, Gym

  • George Bill
    George Bill Dec 18, 2008

    I have one more thing to try, will your system function with just the new card in it, scince we know that the old card works, This will tell us weather it is a bad card or an incompatable card, just a thought, this way if that second card is just bad we will know it for sure. Thanks, Gym

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