Does disabling SLI cut power to the second card? Tags: Nvidia SLI Power Graphics Last response: April 24, 2008 4:13 PM in Graphics & Displays Share winrot April 24, 2008 4:44:35 AM Hey folks. Quick questions. When I disable SLI in the control pannel (you know "do not use SLI technology") does the card still suck power and generate heat? how "off" can it be while disabled? Many thanks. More about : disabling sli cut power card jaguarskx a b Î Nvidia April 24, 2008 7:22:04 AM Yep, it will be idling. jay2tall a b Î Nvidia April 24, 2008 4:13:42 PM Disabling SLI just disables SLI and that is it. The card still has power but functions independently. If you are gaming with SLI off it won't use the 2nd card, but will stay powered and idle. I think Nvidia is working on a hybrid technology which will turn OFF sli'ed cards, but that is in the works. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumWhy does the in-game cut -scenes\trailors look awesome in graphics ForumGTX 680 sli not outperforming single 680 ForumDoes a medium budget gamer even need SLI ?? ForumDoes anyone think that AMD should release a lower power FX CPU? ForumCrossfire - Why isn't my second card doing much? ForumSecond Take: Microsoft At A Crossroads? ForumQ: Disabling 2nd card in SLI ForumSLI power supply ForumComputer not recognizing second video card ForumAdd Second 7800 gtx for SLI ? or Replace with 1900 XTX ForumA8N- SLI Premium Won't Post at all HELP! UPDATE!! ForumComp won't power up! Tried EVERYTHING! powers up for second and dies ForumSLI / CrossFire FAQs Forum$1000 Intel Gaming PC, plz help cut $ THANKS! ForumWhere can i cut costs? $1000 first time build Forum1Gb vs 2Gb graphics ForumInteresting 3-way SLI 8800 Ultra vs Quad 9800 GX2 ForumHow does VGA render a frame? Forumdual 9800GX2 vs. 3-way SLI 9800GTX Forumrivatuner (2.08) erased video card info? More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !