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CANNOT SET UP SLI MODE

I USE A GIGABYTE GA-8N-SLI MOBO NFORCE 4 CHIPSET WITH AN INTEL 3.4 DUAL CORE CPU AND 1GB CORSAIR MEMORY. TWO HDD - 80GB AND 250GB. ALSO A DVD WRITER AND DVD ROM. ALL OF THESE OPERATING ON A 650W PSU.I RECENTLY PURCHASED TWO NVIDIA GEFORCE XFX 8600GTS EXTREME EDITION GRAPHICS CARDS TO RUN ON SLI. BOTH CARDS INSTALLED CORRECTLY ON SLI MODE ON MOBO, DRIVERS FOR CARDS ALSO INSTALLED.PROBLEM IS THAT NO OPTION TO ENABLE SLI MODE IN NVIDIA CONTROL PANEL IS AVAILABLE. ONLY WHEN I INSTALL THE LATEST DRIVERS FOR THE GRAPHICS CARDS THE ENABLE SLI MODE IS AVAILABLE, BUT AFTER RESTART MY SCREEN DOES NOT COME ON. PLEASE ASSIST. THANK YOU GUYS!!!!!

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I think You already didd it, but to be sure...
did You enabled SLI card? This is small card between PCIex slots, and You have to turn it attach from another side.

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So it sounds like you are able to enable SLI mode, but once you do, you have no video output (upon reboot). The most likely problem is that it's now in SLI mode, but your monitor cable is hooked up to the wrong video card; try changing it to the other video card, and see if you have output from that one.

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Does the GA-8I945P-G supports the Core2duo Processor?


No since this is a older mobo the manufactre only recomndes you use Pentium D, Pentium 4 HT, or Celeron D. many people have tried this and have had alot of problems and little success.

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What is the specification for my GA-K8N Pro motherboard?


CPU
  • Socket 939 AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 / Athlon™ 64 FX / Athlon™ 64
Chipset
  • NVIDIA nForce4 SLI MCPs (media and communication processors)
  • Super I/O: ITE IT8712
  • CICADA VSC 8201 Gigabit LAN PHY
  • T.I. IEEE1394b
  • AC'97 Realtek ALC850
Memory
  • Dual channel DDR 400 / 333 / 266 184pin
  • 4 x DIMM slots up to 4GB
Expansion Slots
  • 2 x PCI Express x1
  • 2 x PCI Express x16, supports two PCI Express interface Graphics cards with SLI mode
  • 2 x PCI slot (PCI 2.3 compliant)
Internal I/O Connectors
  • 1 x CD in
  • 1 x FDD
  • 2 x IEEE 1394b (supports 3 ports)
  • 2 x UDMA ATA 133/100/66 Bus Master IDE
  • 3 x cooling fan pin headers
  • 3 x USB 2.0/1.1 (support 6 ports)
  • 4 x SATA II 3Gb/s
Back Panel Connectors
  • 1 x COM
  • 1 x LPT
  • 1 x RJ45 LAN
  • 2 x USB 2.0/1.1
  • 6 x audio ports (Line In / Line Out / MIC In / Surround Speaker Out(Rear Speaker Out) / Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out / Side Speaker Out)
  • Coaxial SPDIF input/output function
  • PS/2 (Keyboard/Mouse)
H/W Monitoring
  • H/W detecting and reporting for case open, CPU voltage and fan speed
  • System health status auto-detect and report by BIOS
BIOS
  • 2 x 4 Mbit flash ROM
  • Award BIOS
CPU/AGP/DIMM setting
  • CPU HT / Multiplier / Vcore Voltage adjustable via BIOS
  • DIMM Voltage / Clock adjustable via BIOS
  • PCI-ExpessX16 Voltage / Clock adjustable via BIOS
Unique Features
  • @BIOS™
  • Download Center
  • NVIDIA Firewall
  • NVIDIA SLI multi-GPU support
  • Q-Flash™
  • Xpress™ Install
  • Xpress™ Recovery
Bundle Software
  • Norton Internet Security™
Power
  • ATX power connector and ATX 12V connector
  • Power-off by Windows 98/Me/2000/XP shut down and switch
Form Factor
  • ATX
  • 305mm x 244mm
Remark
  • Due to different Linux support condition provided by chipset vendors, please download Linux driver from chipset vendors' website or 3rd party website
  • This product does not support Win9X/ME, due to most hardware/software vendors no longer offer support for Win9X/ME. However we still offer available related drivers to serve our customers.

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Can you mix 1gb and 2gb dimms in the same machine (for a total of 6gb)? I added two 2gb 1066 DDR2 dimms (''OCZ'') to a PC that already had two 1066 DDR2 1gb dimms (''Kingston''). I moved the 1gb dimms to...


Your MB is AM3 with 128MB DDR3-1333 built-in, four 1.8 Volt DDR2-1200+ depending on cpu. Have you enabled cpu 64 bit extensions? Tried slowing down your memory bus?
My ASUS use dual channel for dual core cpu. I have 2 yellow and 2 black dimm sockets. Both dimms in yellow is single channel, one in yellow and one in black is dual channel. Might try 2,1,2,1 rather than 2,2,1,1 order. If only your 2 1GB dimms are seen then why do you get 4 GB from 1GB+1GB? Sounds like sockets 1,2 are giving you 4GB and 3,4 don't work? Are the 1GB+1GB in 3,4 visible if the dimms in 1,2 are removed? Per Gigabyte page your AMD Phenom II 920 is AM2+ : "Note: Due to AMD AM2+ CPU limitation, memory module DDR2 1066 or above speed is only supported by 1 dimm per channel." Per AMD (which does not show your cpu, AM3 cpu fit AM3 or AM2+ socket and support ddr2 and ddr3, AM2+ cpu only work in AM2+ socket and support ddr2 only.

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I have gigabyte series g31 m-es2L i want use memory pc 5300.... it's support with this mainboard ???? tx pls reply to : it_mid@yahoo.com


Hi,

First, clarification: the closest Gigabyte model is GA-G31M-ES2L... there is no "g31 m-es2L"

For this kind of question the easiest way to find the answer is from the manufacturer: Gigabyte

A quick search of their products results in:

http://www.giga-byte.com/Products/Motherboard/Products_Spec.aspx?ClassValue=Motherboard&ProductID=2889&ProductName=GA-G31M-ES2L

which states that up to 800mhz DDR2 (PC6400) is supported
( 667mhz (PC5300) is also supported. )

Generally with motherboards, if a higher speed of memory is supported, the lower speeds are also supported.

PS: mhz times 8 yields the PCxxxx number, PCxxxx divided by 8 yields the mhz number


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Is it compatible


Hi playboyalive, to answer your question! (Yes) the,
XFX nForce 790i Ultra SLI Motherboard will support Intel's core i7 extreme edition multi-core 3.2GHz CPU. The board can go higher. The highest tested by XFX is Intel's 3.73 GHz multi-core CPU. You can see all supported CPU's at the XFX link below;
http://www.nvidia.com/content/nforce700i/nForce_Intel_CPU_List.pdf

The above link was opened from this XFX link; http://www.nvidia.com/object/product_nforce_790i_ultra_sli_us.html

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Monitor goes into 'Power Saver Mode' on boot up!


You need to upgrade your motherboard BIOS to the latest version (V.5a) to support your DUAL CORE 2.5Ghz processor... that's the problem.

Visit:

http://tw.giga-byte.com/Support/Motherboard/CPUSupport_Model.aspx?ProductID=2779

http://tw.giga-byte.com/Support/Motherboard/BIOS_Model.aspx?ProductID=2779

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Sli 8600gts cards on mobo


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Will not display anything when booting up.


does your motherboard has a builtin video card? u probably connected your monitor to it which supposed to be connected to your new installed video card.

Jan 15, 2007 | Gigabyte GA-8N-SLI Motherboard

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