SLI - cant find the second graphics card anymore

Hey.

I use 2x Geforce 460 in SLI, been doing soo for 2 years without issues.

A couple of days ago I needed the BIOS battery for antoher computer, and ofc. the BIOS was reset when i put it back in.

After that it doesnt want to recognize my second card anymore. I cant even see it in the Device Manager/Nvidia SLI settings, which i used too.

Thing is. it has worked flawlessly for 2 years, then after the BIOS reset it's nowhere to be found.

Anyone got an idea to a cause?

I tried taking out 1 of the cards and ran the second one alone (the one that it could not find) and it didnt want to boot the computer, lots of weird sounds just arrived when i turned the computer on, does that mean it's dead?

I can understand it could have died, but its just too suspicius that it all of the sudden dies out after a BIOS reset? I mean i've had no probs for 2 years.


IF by any chance it has died. Should i buy another GF 460 and run SLI again, or would it be better i bought a better card and keep away from SLI? (one of the newer graphics cards?) would it be worth it compared to 2x 460 SLI?


Thanks on advance
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  1. what motherboard do you have? have you checked your bios settings? when you say you ran the second one alone did you move it into the other pci-e slot or left it in it place? Those sound could be error codes too.
  2. dreamerz said:
    what motherboard do you have? have you checked your bios settings? when you say you ran the second one alone did you move it into the other pci-e slot or left it in it place? Those sound could be error codes too.


    I'll check which mother board it is when i get home. As of BIOS i dont know what i should be looking for (the cause if so). The card i checked in the same slot as the main card (working one) and it came with lots of beeps.. i'll also get those and post them aswell.
  3. dreamerz said:
    what motherboard do you have? have you checked your bios settings? when you say you ran the second one alone did you move it into the other pci-e slot or left it in it place? Those sound could be error codes too.


    Sorry for the late reply, havent had time. First, how do i find out which motherboard i have?. I checked the board itself but couldnt see anything particular to what brand it is. can i maybe see it with cpuz? that sandra program maybe?

    I checked both PCIe slots with the working card, and it works perfectly. only the other one that doesnt seem to work. The beep code i get from the other card is: 5 'fast' beeps.

    Maybe it just magically died the between the time i removed the BIOS battery and put it back in? :)
  4. Yes use cpu z. IF the bad card isn't working alone it could have died sadly.
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