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Computer does not boot up

I opened Nvidia Control Panel and noticed the setting was for a single video card. I have two cards installed, so I selected SLI and hit APPLY. The screen went blank and the computer turned OFF. Now the computer doesn't boot up. Any sugestions?

Motherboard: Asus P5N32-E PLUS
Processor: Intel Core 2 duo E6600 @ 2400 MHz
Physical Memory: (2x1024 DDR2-SDRAM)
Video Cards: GeForce7600 GS

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Re: Computer does not boot up

Remove the second card. There is a few other things that must be done before you can select SLI & run.
Go to page 4-26 of your manual. You must set primary display adapter to PCI-E within the bios
Page 4.24 section: 4.4.4 set to AUTO. Section 4.4.5 set to High Preformance. Make sure your connecting your PCIE card in the 2 blue x16 slots & not the white x8 PCIE slot, found on page 2-20.
Happy computing & please vote.

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