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I bought a 2nd GTX 670 and put it into my rig for SLI. To do this I had to take out my sound card because I didn't think it would fit. It worked fine for the day I had them in SLI. After I put the sound card in with the graphics cards there were issues. When I tried to start up my system there were issues. It went to MOBO screen, starting windows, then black screen to all my 3 monitors. I could here that it loaded up windows but was black screen and couldn't do anything. Also when my computer would actually work it would randomly black screen all my 3 monitors then come back and say graphics driver has stopped responding and has recovered. I am going to try to re-install GFX drivers when I get home. And sometimes the computer will start up with black screen because of when I changed the graphics adapter in the BIOS to onboard to see whether that would fix the problem, which it did, even though I changed the main back to PCI express. I know that is the cause because when I plug my DVI into the motherboard it will work. I took out the sound card, still issues, took out second card, was fine for about a day then problems again. I really don't know what to do. Please help.
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  1. Maybe the sound card was just a coincidence maybe one of the gpu is faulty. Exactly what happened when I tried gtx670 sli the first time. Ran well for about 4 hours then the drivers started to crash and eventually the system would freeze numerous time. Later on turned out one of the gpus were faulty.

    try running both gpus individually and see if they both run well. Like try playing games for an hour when you try them or keep running heaven or some crysis.
  2. what make and model is your PSU?
  3. shamsmu said:
    Maybe the sound card was just a coincidence maybe one of the gpu is faulty. Exactly what happened when I tried gtx670 sli the first time. Ran well for about 4 hours then the drivers started to crash and eventually the system would freeze numerous time. Later on turned out one of the gpus were faulty.

    try running both gpus individually and see if they both run well. Like try playing games for an hour when you try them or keep running heaven or some crysis.

    :D I am not the only one experiencing this. Could this be why when i boot up it goes off onboard instead of my GFX Card when I definitely changed it to go off PCI express. I am downloading and updating GFX drivers now. I have the first GFX card in by itself now and yet it is still having issues. What do you think?
  4. notea said:
    what make and model is your PSU?

    Corsair 850W 80+Bronze. I don't think it has anything to do with my PSU
  5. ECaarnage said:
    shamsmu said:
    Maybe the sound card was just a coincidence maybe one of the gpu is faulty. Exactly what happened when I tried gtx670 sli the first time. Ran well for about 4 hours then the drivers started to crash and eventually the system would freeze numerous time. Later on turned out one of the gpus were faulty.

    try running both gpus individually and see if they both run well. Like try playing games for an hour when you try them or keep running heaven or some crysis.

    :D I am not the only one experiencing this. Could this be why when i boot up it goes off onboard instead of my GFX Card when I definitely changed it to go off PCI express. I am downloading and updating GFX drivers now. I have the first GFX card in by itself now and yet it is still having issues. What do you think?


    try the second gfx card and see if it has issues as well. If it has issues as well then try running both cards(individually) on the second pci e slot. You gotta find whether the slot or the gpu is faulty
  6. its a driver issue i believe, clean driver reinstall should probably fix it
  7. I re-installed my drivers. Used my first GFX card and it worked fine. Tried them both. Had black screen. Tried second GFX card and am using it right now. I tried them on different PCI express slots, so I don't think either of them are faulty. What now?
  8. ECaarnage said:
    I re-installed my drivers. Used my first GFX card and it worked fine. Tried them both. Had black screen. Tried second GFX card and am using it right now. I tried them on different PCI express slots, so I don't think either of them are faulty. What now?

    all i can think of now is a faulty PSU
  9. shamsmu said:
    ECaarnage said:
    shamsmu said:
    Maybe the sound card was just a coincidence maybe one of the gpu is faulty. Exactly what happened when I tried gtx670 sli the first time. Ran well for about 4 hours then the drivers started to crash and eventually the system would freeze numerous time. Later on turned out one of the gpus were faulty.

    try running both gpus individually and see if they both run well. Like try playing games for an hour when you try them or keep running heaven or some crysis.

    :D I am not the only one experiencing this. Could this be why when i boot up it goes off onboard instead of my GFX Card when I definitely changed it to go off PCI express. I am downloading and updating GFX drivers now. I have the first GFX card in by itself now and yet it is still having issues. What do you think?


    try the second gfx card and see if it has issues as well. If it has issues as well then try running both cards(individually) on the second pci e slot. You gotta find whether the slot or the gpu is faulty

    What do I do now?
  10. Flashed BIOS with new update and got a new SLI Bridge Connector. Not sure which one it was that fixed it, but it was one of them :D
  11. Best answer
    ECaarnage said:
    Flashed BIOS with new update and got a new SLI Bridge Connector. Not sure which one it was that fixed it, but it was one of them :D


    excellent!! I would guess it was the bridge connector. Enjoy gaming!
  12. shamsmu said:
    ECaarnage said:
    Flashed BIOS with new update and got a new SLI Bridge Connector. Not sure which one it was that fixed it, but it was one of them :D


    excellent!! I would guess it was the bridge connector. Enjoy gaming!


    Thanks, I will :)
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