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No SLI option in my nvidia control panel!

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August 19, 2013 10:49:21 PM

Dear Experts,

I m planning to buy a second GTX 680 for my PC and do SLI BUT I have noticed that in my nvidia control panel there is no option to enable/disable SLI, so why is that, may be it will not show that option till I place the second one in the MB PCI slot?? or there is something wrong??

My PC Specifications:

1- MB ASUS SABERTOOTH X79
2- CPU Intel Core i7-3820 @3.60GHz @3.60 GHz (8MC)
3- RAM 4psc X 4 GB = Total Memory 16 GB (Bus 1333)
4- GPU Zotac Nvidia GTX 680 4GB
5- CPU Fan: COOLER MASTER Seidon 120XL Liquid/Water CPU Cooler
6- PS Huntkey 1200 watt
7- SSD 250 GB, for windows only
8- HDD 1TB WD Caviar Black, for the games only 7200 RPM (64mc)
9- Blue RAY reader/writer Pioneer
10- Case: Cooler Master STORM Trooper
11- Monitor: LG LCD TV/monitor Flatron full HD (Refresh Rate 59Hertz, 60 Hertz)
12- My BIOS Version is the latest version 4104
13- My OS is Win7 Ultimate 64bit, up to date
14- Direct X 11
15- My nvidia graphic Card driver v. 311.06

Please help, and thx in advance

DAMARANY

August 19, 2013 10:54:03 PM

To use NVIDIA SLI technology with multiple SLI cards

From the NVIDIA Control Panel navigation tree pane, under 3D Settings, select Set SLI configuration to open the associated page.

Under Select the SLI configuration, click Maximize 3D performance.

The GPU configuration visualizer shows the pending SLI configuration as well as the display connections and enabled state of the displays. The SLI bar indicates the SLI mode (SLI, 3-way SLI, Quad SLI, or 4-way SLI) and points to the GPUs that are used for SLI.

Click Apply.

If you have more than one display connected,

Windows XP or pre-GeForce 8 series GPUs

You can select which display to use to view your game. Use the Set up multiple displays page to select which display to use as the primary display. The GPU connected to this display will function as the "primary" GPU, all others will function as slaves to the primary GPU.

If none of the displays in the SLI group are the primary display, then the driver will select which display to use to view SLI-accelerated games.

Windows Vista or later, and GeForce 8+ series GPUs

You can select which display to use as the SLI focus display, or the display to which you want to apply full SLI acceleration for full-screen applications. Use the Set up multiple displays page to select which SLI display to use as the primary display. This becomes the SLI focus display.

If none of the displays in the SLI group are the primary display, then the driver will select which display to use as the SLI focus display.

Note: You may want to disable SLI technology if you experience software compatibility issues with 3D applications.
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August 19, 2013 10:55:39 PM

Note: To use this procedure, you must be running on an SLI-ready computer that is properly installed with two or more NVIDIA GPU-based SLI-ready graphics cards.
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August 19, 2013 11:10:58 PM

Dear Liam,
Thanks for the prompt respond BUT in my NVidia control panel under 3D setting there is only 3 options: 1st is adjust image setting with preview, 2nd is manage 3D settings, 3rd is configure surround, PhysX.
that's the only options available now!!

note: I didn't buy the second 680 GTX yet .

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August 19, 2013 11:18:32 PM

note: there is no SLI configuration option in my NVidia control panel!!!
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August 20, 2013 12:10:28 AM

Liam Joyce said:
Note: To use this procedure, you must be running on an SLI-ready computer that is properly installed with two or more NVIDIA GPU-based SLI-ready graphics cards.




Dear Liam,
Thanks for the prompt respond BUT in my NVidia control panel under 3D setting there is only 3 options: 1st is adjust image setting with preview, 2nd is manage 3D settings, 3rd is configure surround, PhysX.
that's the only options available now!!

note: I didn't buy the second 680 GTX yet . and there is no SLI configuration option in my NVidia control panel!!!
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August 20, 2013 1:45:45 AM

looking at that note, it looks like it has to be installed before you can find the option
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August 20, 2013 3:58:50 AM

Liam Joyce said:
looking at that note, it looks like it has to be installed before you can find the option


Dear Liam,
can you make sure from that I don't wont to buy it and waste my money, I have tried many times to contact NVidia support but because im from Iraq i cant reach them, can you please do it for me and check with them or with any experts please..
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August 20, 2013 4:00:48 AM

I'm sure that the option doesn't appear if you only have one card fitted, 110% positive in fact! :lol: 
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