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Old 10-21-2008, 12:27 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question XFX GTX 260 SLI Issue

Okay, I'm having a dilemma that I've never had before. I recently purchased a couple of XFX GTX 260's to replace my 8800GTX cards. While using only one of them, everything is just fine however, when I switch them into SLI, I can only run a game for 5-10 minutes and it freezes up and I have to reboot. I never had an issue like this with my 8800's and I can't figure out why I'd be having this problem now. I've swapped the cards around, re-seating them, and it didn't make any difference. As for temps, under full load #1 runs @ 60C and #2 runs at 65C. Could I have a bad SLI bridge, or...? This really makes no sense because they work just fine if I'm using just one of them but a few minutes after going SLI, I have to reboot my pc because it locks up.

I finally got a blue screen with a stop error code of "0x000000EA...THREAD_STUCK_IN_DEVICE_DRIVER" which states This issue might occur if the graphics adapter is caught in an infinite loop while it waits for the video hardware to become idle. This issue typically indicates a problem with the video hardware or that the graphics adapter cannot program the hardware correctly.

Any help is GREATLY appreciated. Thanks guys.

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Old 10-21-2008, 12:47 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: XFX GTX 260 SLI Issue

sounds like you may just needa change up your drivers, try downloading the latest drivers, or rolling back to some older ones

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nforce 590i?

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Old 10-21-2008, 01:33 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Yes, nForce 590i. To my knowledge, they only produced them for the Dell XPS systems. It's a BTX.
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newest video drivers for your cards
GeForce Release 178

might need to find a new nForce driver as well

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