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Old 05-31-2008, 03:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 8800gt sli setup issues.. please help! =)

Ok, so I got my new rig today, put it all together, installed vista 64 and installed mobo drivers, restarted and installed video, restarted and no startup..

Tried this twice and no go..

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pc power and cooling 750w single rail

So I had the sli connector on, and in my hardware devices I see a yellow yeild around 1 of the video card, saying it might not be functioning correctly..

Either way my pc runs fine until I install the video drivers from the cd and once I restart my pc doesn't start back up..

I tried disabling the one with the yellow yeild around it hoping for the best..

I installed drivers with the 1 card and still.. this just isn't working, any help at all would be nice, btw this pc isn't internet ready, I have old school mn-510 wireless base and it uses WEP so ****in A.. I can't connect, there's more money I gotta spend..

Any help would be thrilling, thanks folks!
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Default Re: 8800gt sli setup issues.. please help! =)

I tried using only 1 card at a time, still.. I install drivers, restart after, and it shows the startup vista bar, the green lines that move.. then after that the machine just runs with a blank black screen =(
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Default Re: 8800gt sli setup issues.. please help! =)

Issue Solved (Not certan if running in SLI yet)

---> Bought 2x 8800gt MSI

The MSI installation for the 8800gt vga drivers causes my vista 64 to restart normally until after the green startup bar, it stalls on a black screen, had to safe mode and uninstall drivers...

Downloaded Nvidia 8800gt vista 64 drivers, installation went well on a single 8800gt.. restarted perfect.. turned back off, powered on the other card, and vista took over, and it's running perfect now.. downloading 3dmark06 to test for SLI performance!

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Default Re: 8800gt sli setup issues.. please help! =)

glad to hear you got it sorted.

In the future, always download the latest drivers from nvidia rather than using the junk ones they send out on the CD.
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