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SLI I have two Ge force 9800 GT 512mb by Gainwardand not function the SLI, what I must dan, please

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Make sure you have installed the latest Nvidia drivers. Get them from Nvidia's web site, not the included disk. Make sure "Enable SLI" is selected in Nvidia control panel. Re-seat both cards and the SLI bridge. BTW what Mobo do you have?

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Toshiba x205-sli1 how many video cards does it take?


In my mind it isn't correct.

SLI = Scalable Link Interface,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scalable_Link_Interface

SLI means to have two, or more, graphics chipsets teaming up on the graphics task.

Two or more graphics chipsets used in an SLI -> CONFIGURATION.

Scroll down, read under -> Caveats

"In an SLI configuration, cards can be of mixed manufacturers, card model names, BIOS revisions or clock speeds.

However, they MUST be of the same GPU series (e.g. 8600, 8800) and GPU model name (e.g. GT, GTS, GTX).

There are rare exceptions for "mixed SLI" configurations on some cards that only have a matching core codename (e.g. G70, G73, G80, etc.), but this is otherwise not possible, and only happens when two matched cards differ only very slightly, -> an example being a -> differing amount of video memory <-, stream processors, or clockspeed.

In THIS case, the -> slower/lesser card <- becomes dominant, and the other card matches."

Meaning if one graphics card has 256MB of graphics memory, and the other graphics card has 512MB of graphics memory; it will operate at the SLOWER graphics card, graphics memory, rate.

In otherwords at the rate of the 256MB graphics memory, graphics card.


The LS-3443P has 512MB of graphics memory,

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Toshiba-Satellite-X205-512M-Video-Graphics-Card-Heatsink-LS-3443P-/370670017623?nma=true&si=1z6WXqlGkouFmRzOMNgmqRW8SK0%3D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

The LS-3449P has 256MB of graphics memory,

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Toshiba-Satellite-X205-256MB-Video-Card-W-Heatsink-LS-3449P-/130789325867?pt=PCC_Video_TV_Cards&hash=item1e73a6bc2b

Point;
Why would a laptop manufacturer go to the trouble of using two MXM style of graphics cards; in an SLI configuration; and use one with 256MB of graphics memory, and one with 512MB of graphics memory; only to have the graphics run at 256MB?

Doesn't seem logical.

Logic TO ME dictates using two ALIKE graphics cards, (MXM)

For me I concur with your thinking, and believe the 256MB unit is wrong.

http://www.irisvista.com/tech/laptops/Toshiba-Satellite-X205/take-apart-laptop-1.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MXM

http://www.toshibadirect.com/td/b2c/unavailable-product.jsp?poid=403632

GeForce 8600M GT uses the Code Name G84, GPU,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_Nvidia_graphics_processing_units#GeForce_8M_.288xxxM.29_series

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GeForce_8_Series#GeForce_8600M_Series

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GPU


Could I be wrong? YES.
It may be that the two ARE configured to run together, and have a total of 768MB graphics memory.

Again, though, To Me it doesn't follow the Scalable Link Interface, basic technology.

It MAY be that -> BOTH graphics cards need to have the top of the GPU, (Graphics Processing Unit, or simply - graphics chipset), cleaned; and new fresh Thermal Paste PROPERLY applied.

If a Thermal Pad is used, it is carefully peeled off, plus top of GPU, and copper Cooling Tube plate cleaned; and a new piece of Thermal Pad is used, PLUS apply a sparingly amount of new, fresh Thermal Paste.

Also using Anti-Static Precautions, (For everything, of course. Standard procedure), I would use a pencil eraser, and clean the gold plated contact pins of the MXM graphics cards; on BOTH sides. Use compressed air for computers, in the MXM graphics card's slots; on the motherboard.

IF one MXM graphics card is bad, you should be able to remove it, and just use the good one.

Perhaps this was a problem in the past; and whoever had it could only afford the 256MB LS-3449P.

In searching I found one place that wanted $549.00 for the LS-3443P!

Just my thoughts, Michael.

Regards,
joecoolvette

Dec 06, 2012 | Toshiba Satellite X205-SLI1 Notebook

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What is the best pc graphics card? for blu-ray and 3d.


This is the list of Nvidia Gfx cards that can support blu-ray and 3dvision
NVIDIA GeForce Graphics Cards
GeForce 400/300 Series GeForce 200/100 Series GeForce 9 Series GeForce 8 Series 3D Gaming Desktop
GeForce GTX 480
GeForce GTX 470
GeForce GTX 465
GeForce GTX 460
GeForce GT 340
GeForce GT 330
GeForce GT 320 Desktop
GeForce GTX 295
GeForce GTX 285
GeForce GTX 280
GeForce GTX 275
GeForce GTX 260
GeForce GTS 250
GeForce GTS 240
GeForce GT 140 Desktop
GeForce 9800 GX2
GeForce 9800 GTX+
GeForce 9800 GTX
GeForce 9800 GT
GeForce 9600 GT Desktop
GeForce 8800 Ultra
GeForce 8800 GTX
GeForce 8800 GTS
GeForce 8800 GT 3D Applications Desktop
GeForce GTX 480
GeForce GTX 470
GeForce GTX 465
GeForce GTX 460
GeForce GT 340
GeForce GT 330
GeForce GT 320 Desktop
GeForce GTX 295
GeForce GTX 285
GeForce GTX 280
GeForce GTX 275
GeForce GTX 260
GeForce GTS 250
GeForce GTS 240
GeForce GT 140 Desktop
GeForce 9800 GX2
GeForce 9800 GTX+
GeForce 9800 GTX
GeForce 9800 GT
GeForce 9600 GT Desktop
GeForce 8800 Ultra
GeForce 8800 GTX
GeForce 8800 GTS
GeForce 8800 GT 3D Pictures Desktop
GeForce GTX 480
GeForce GTX 470
GeForce GTX 465
GeForce GTX 460
All GeForce 300 series Desktop
All GeForce 200 series Desktop
All GeForce 9 series Desktop
All GeForce 8 series Blu-ray 3D playback* Desktop
GeForce GTX 480
GeForce GTX 470
GeForce GTX 465
GeForce GTX 460
GeForce GT 340
GeForce GT 330
GeForce GT 320 Desktop
GeForce GTX 480
GeForce GTX 470
GeForce GTX 465
GeForce GTX 295**
GeForce GTX 285**
GeForce GTX 280**
GeForce GTX 275**
GeForce GTX 260**
GeForce GT 240 Notebook
GeForce GTS 360M
GeForce GTS 350M
GeForce GT 335M
GeForce GT 330M
GeForce GT 325M
GeForce GT 320M 3D Movie file playback Desktop
GeForce GTX 480
GeForce GTX 470
GeForce GTX 465
GeForce GTX 460
All GeForce 300 series Desktop
All GeForce 200/100 series Desktop
All GeForce 9 series Desktop
All GeForce 8 series * Blu-ray 3D playback requires compatible Blu-ray 3D player software from companies such as CyberLink and Arcsoft. Please continue to check the 3D Vision product home page for more details on Blu-ray 3D support.
** Blu-ray 3D GPU decode acceleration is not supported on these models. Please insure that your CPU is fast enough to handle video decode (a quad-core CPU recommended)-->
And don't know about ati graphic cards which has these features. i'm sure i have given you a satisfactory answer.
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Need suggestion on PCI card for my PC.


Buy a ECS N9800GTE-512MX-F GeForce 9800 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card it can be gotten at newegg.com for $89 it will handle anything you throw at it.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814134066

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Video card upgrade


Yes you can put that new videocard. Your computer requirements meets videocard needs

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Multimedia audio controller exclamation sign


try this driver
http://www.drivershq.com/Drivers/VistaDevices/DELL-Audio-Realtek-ALC850-AC97-AUDIO-Driver/4342/Drivers.aspx

or

http://drivers.softpedia.com/progDownload/Dell-XPS-600-Audio-Driver-Download-40848.html

or try all these dell audio drivers from here
http://www.drivershq.com/VistaDrivers.aspx

or buy a vista compatible sound card

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No boot


if you had received a cd with the card that contains drivers i would replace the old vga card and, assuming it boot s okay, load the CD. after this shut down, swap cards, then reboot. 

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Blank screen at boot up


Sounds like you need a new motherboard how old is his computer but, before you start looking for a new board try resetting the main board jumpers maybe that will get it to work and if there are no jumpers remove the battery from the motherboard this does the same thing.

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Flight sim 2004 not happt with SLI configuration


Check page 2-19 section 2.5.6 of your manual. Also
Page 2-32
If this is all correct than swap known good card to second-PEG unsued slot. You could have a bad video card or SLI cable.

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