Scalable Link Interface (SLI) is a brand name for NVIDIA's solution for linking multiple videos cards together to make one output.

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Black screen during boot, but image at log-in. 760 cards SLI setup

I've got two 760 cards in SLI, and during boot of my computer there is no image, so I can't access BIOS or other services. Now, the image will come once the PC has booted, and there is no other issues ...
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SLI bridge vs powerful GPU?

I'm looking into upgrading my Gaming machine with a new GPU configuration. I want to avoid specifics and try to keep things on topic, so in general, am I likely to get better performance by putting 2 ...
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One good video card or SLI two decent ones?

I was told I can ask computer hardware related questions here. I currently have two Geforce GTX 470s that are SLId. I have dual monitors and a TV plugged in. The monitors are on one card and the TV ...
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GPU Upgrade from MSI GTX 560 Ti [closed]

So I haven't really kept up with tech news for a while (moving, jobs, RL and such) and was wondering what the best 'next step' upgrade would be for me. My current Rig: Core i5 2500k @4ghz 8gb ram ...
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Crashes and visual distortions

Ok so I have two NVidia 760's sli'd up. I'm running windows 8 with the latest drivers and updates. If I enable sli and use the desktop, I funky distrbances visually inside of windows and random ...
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Multiple video card system - 2 GTX cards in SLI and a Quadro

I have 2 GTX 770s in SLI and I want to ad a Quadro K2000 to run some CAD programs on. I cannot get it to work at all. Can I leave my monitor plugged into the GTX stack, and then just point the CAD ...
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Set primary graphics on Windows 7

Same problem as: How can I determine and set my primary graphics card? Just with MSI EX630(9100M + 9300M GS); Windows 7 64-bit; nVidia 331.82 drivers; When I connect external display(Samsung ...
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SLI Will Not Enable - Windows 8.1

I am trying to get SLI to switch on with windows 8.1. It is a brand new build and I have two identical EVGA 770's on an MSI Z77A-GD65 board. I have a 1000W PSU and Windows can see the two cards just ...
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How do I get Windows 7 to recognize my second graphics card?

Really hope someone can help-- I recently purchased a second EVGA Geforce 660 to run in SLI mode on my PC, but no matter what, I can't seem to get the PC to recognize it. My Specs: (2) EVGA ...
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SLI enabled, I suspect still one GPU is used. What should be the solution?

So I have 2 NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M inside my notebook. I got SLI enabled in the NVIDIA Control Panel, however I suspect, from the external heat of my machine, that only one of them is used. I ...
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Compatible Graphics Cards for Dell Precision T5400

I just acquired a Dell T5400 workstation for use as a virtualization platform and general purpose workstation, and I am stuck on a few things. For one, the documentation I find on it is maddeningly ...
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Changing SLI at runtime

Is it possible to turn SLI on or off at runtime when a graphic application is running? Or does it require a hard reboot? I'm not sure I can activate/deactivate SLI configurations at runtime
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Is buying 3 cheap graphics cards better than a single high end card?

I am thinking of building my own desktop computer, and I was wondering whether buying 2 or 3 low end graphics cards and running them in SLI would be faster than buying 1 high end graphics card. If ...
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Video card structure - SLI or 2 separate cards? [duplicate]

I have a 27 inch screen I'm using for gaming and 2x 25 inch screens I won't use for games. I currently have a GeForce GTX 460 and it only supports 2 monitors. I need to get my 3rd monitor up and ...
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What does SLI ready mean and how do I use it?

I have an SLI ready power supply and video card. I'm looking at getting another video card so I can have 3 monitors. What is SLI? I think it's got something to do with treating 2 video cards as 1. ...
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How much performance would a second GPU give me?

I'm really sorry if this is the wrong SE site to ask this question on (Please point me in the right direction!) I've purchased the following components for my computer: motherboard: ...
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Using 2 different graphics cards [closed]

I have an EVGA 9800GT on my PC and I'm running Arch Linux x64 with 2 monitors. I have a 9500GT sitting in the shelf. I found out that I could use the 9500 for physX, but I can also SLI them. Doing SLI ...
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what are the rules for SLI ( GTX 550 Ti )

I got ASUS GTX 550 Ti and I want to SLI it with another graphic card. I heard that not all graphic cards are good idea to SLI, (or not all combinations) because sometimes the final performance could ...
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Can I change just my motherboard with windows 7 oem and the os still work?

ASUS P8H77-V LE is the motherboard model I have. When I built my computer I hadn't realized that the mother board supports crossfire but not SLI and I put a GTX 560Ti in it. I didn't learn that I ...
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2 x 1GB DDR5 GTS 450 in SLI showing only 1024 MB of memory. Why?

Today I have added 1GB DDR5 GTS 450 with existing 1GB DD5 GTS 450 as SLI but my system showing the total memory only 1GB. Is it possible to use memory of both? I do not have use SLI before this, so I ...
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Nvidia SLI Disabled on Windows 8. I installed thte Nvidia Windows 8 drivers

Details I recently upgraded to Windows 8 Enterprise trial. After installing, I downloaded the Nvidia Windows 8 x64 install package, and it installed fine. After rebooting I got a message stating that ...
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quad sli with gtx 690 not working

I have two cards GTX 690 (dual core). I did the Sli successfully. Nvidia control panel acknowledges the two cards as quad Sli. However, the problem is that Windows 7 64-bit Ultimate is showing me the ...
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Multi-monitor SLI when not using 3D

I have read that multi-monitor is limited to 2 screens when using SLi, but is that only the case when 3D games are running or do I need to turn SLi on just before starting a game and turn it off ...
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Nvidia GeForce SLI with AMD chip

I got a set of Nvidia GeForce GTX 480's in a NON SLS motherboard. I was under the impression that I wouldn't need SLT to be capable of having 4 monitors. Is this an incorrect assumption? Does my ...
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SLI with Nvidia GeForce GTX 480

I got a set of Nvidia GeForce GTX 480's but seem to have misplaced the SLI connector. I was looking to buy a new one but couldn't get a model number from the Nvidia website so I wasn't sure what one ...
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nVidia Control Panel Won't Recognize SLI

So yesterday I bought a brand new, 1,000W PSU to replace my 650W one and to allow for SLI. I install it and my second card (both are GTX 560 ti cards). I reinstalled my drivers and my system ...
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Mismatched GTX560Ti SLI

I can't find ANY information on the internet about this. I have 2 EVGA GTX560Ti models, 1 of them is the 1gb variation, and the other is the 2gb variation (with slightly lower clock speeds). Is it ...
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Can I use 4 monitors with 2 SLI cards

I'm doing some research for my next build and I came up across a couple questions that I can't seem to find the answer for on google (I get different answers from each link) So. If I have enough money ...
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If I have 2 Video cards in the same computer without SLI or Crossfire will it boost performance at all?

I have this motherboard with 2 PCI-E Graphics cards, apparently only one of them is actually x16 what ever that means. http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=2625#ov If I put the ...
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How to SLI a system need expert guide

I have an i5 760 system with 2-way SLI capable mobo with a GTS 450 1Gb DDR5 128 bit VGA, I'm still running a single card right now but I'm planning to scale up soon but first I would like to know: ...
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SLI inactive after GeForce driver update

I updated the driver of my 2 GeForce GTX 460 SE and now, the SLI is inactive, and the nVidia control panel doesn't let me activate it. The message (it's in french, so I translate roughly) says "For ...
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570 GTX SLI - Amp requirements per 6pin

I see plenty of information telling my decent 850 watt (XIGMATEK MC NRP-MC851 850W) will support SLI with two 570 GTXs. However, it's 12+ rails distribution makes me think otherwise: +12V1@18A, ...
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Can I use SLI with a GTX 560Ti and a GTX 260+?

I am trying to find out if I can SLI my MSI GTX 560Ti with my Zotac GTX 260+? Is that possible or would it get too hot, or not work at all? Will it function correctly?
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GTX580 vs GTX590

I am interested in setting up a gaming rig, and wanted to know if 4x GTX590 SLI cards are possible, if not, would I be correct to assume that only 2x GTX590 are possible which is not as good as 4x ...
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Turning SLI on & off using command line

I've got three monitors here, using two graphic cards ( in my case 2 * Gigabyte GTX 460 ) and I want to run these in SLI-mode when I play games and in other cases I want all three monitors setup in a ...
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SLI With two different Nvidia cards

I have two cards: GeForce GTX 460 GeForce GT 8600 Would it be possible to have these running simultaneous? Would it be best to have it running with SLI or simply with two drivers?
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Hardware configuration and setup, SLI, dual monitors, noise and cooling

I can't find an answer to a couple of seemingly simple questions. They are closely related though so I'll ask them all here. They are partially gaming related, but I've posted them here instead of ...
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What high-end PCI-E 2.0 graphics cards are backwards compatible with PCI-E 1.0?

I know that the PCI-E 2.0 interface is backwards compatible with the PCI-E 1.0 interface. However, I'm wondering what high-end cards (e.g., GTX 400 series or better) will be backward compatible; do ...
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AMD chipset VS SLi

I currently own a Crosshair 2 Formula which is broken and I need to replace. Recently, I bought a Phenom 2 CPU which I wouldn't like to throw away. Recent Crosshairs are based (as opposed to the ...
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Graphics performance decrease after inserting two non SLI GPU's for three Monitors

I recently was given a third monitor. So I left my two monitors that I already had connected to my 9800 GTX and added a 6100 Geforce video card for my third monitor. I now have extremely slow ...
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Problem with Dell XPS with Nvidia 8800GT SLI cards - only one installed

First off, I'm a sysadmin, but I'm pretty removed from home computers and gaming machines. A friend of mine asked me to look at an issue on his machine where it was hard locking sometimes, or there ...
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Few questions about SLI

thanks in advance for your help. I've just added a second card to my system so I can add a third monitor. I'd got as far as determining both cards need to use the same driver (after a blind alley ...
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NVIDIA SLI - Screen blinking

I have tried multiple drivers and multiple games ( Games tried, Darkfall and source based games). Drivers tried ( 18x,29x and 24x). When i disable SLI the games work perfectly. A description of the ...
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SLI Artifact issues

When I enable SLI I keep getting artifacts in random games and in Windows Aero sometimes . It doesn't seem to be about over-heating as it happens randomly, and sometimes whole computers just crashes ...
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Graphics Cards - What is Multi View?

I have been looking at graphics cards, and I notice that some of them feature 'Multi View', only I cannot find a definition of what it is? What is Multi-view and what is it used for? It is a ...
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How can I get triple monitors and SLI to work?

For my birthday, I just got a 3rd monitor. Instead of replacing the smaller of my two monitors, I'd like to just use all three. I currently have an Nvidia GTX 275 with 2 outputs, so I know I'll need ...
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Is it possible to run different nVidia card models in SLI?

It it possible to SLI an 8800GT with a 260GT? If not, do the newest models support mixing models in SLI?
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Games lock up when running SLI

My specs: Windows 7 64bit Ultimate RC Intel C2D E8500 4gb RAM Asus Striker II 2x Nvidia GeFoce 260 GTX OCZ GameXStream 700W 'Dual GPU Ready' PSU I have Windows 7 RTM but I haven't gotten around to ...
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SLI Connector for different Mobos

Can I use an SLI connector from MSI in a GIGABYTE motherboard? Are they standard? Actually I've done this but somehow NVidia control doesn't show "Enable SLI" choice.
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Dual Graphics Cards

I just recently built myself a new windows box, and I still have a lot of my old components. In my new box I am running an SLI capable mobo with a geForce GTX 295, and from my old box I have a geForce ...