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 Why does the in-game cut -scenes\trailors look awesome in graphics Forum GTX 680 sli not outperforming single 680 Forum Does a medium budget gamer even need SLI ?? Forum Does anyone think that AMD should release a lower power FX CPU? Forum Crossfire - Why isn't my second card doing much? Forum Second Take: Microsoft At A Crossroads? Forum Q: Disabling 2nd card in SLI Forum SLI power supply Forum Computer not recognizing second video card Forum Add Second 7800 gtx for SLI ? or Replace with 1900 XTX Forum A8N- SLI Premium Won't Post at all HELP! UPDATE!! Forum Comp won't power up! Tried EVERYTHING! powers up for second and dies Forum SLI / CrossFire FAQs Forum $1000 Intel Gaming PC, plz help cut $ THANKS! Forum Where can i cut costs? $1000 first time build Forum 1Gb vs 2Gb graphics Forum Interesting 3-way SLI 8800 Ultra vs Quad 9800 GX2 Forum How does VGA render a frame? Forum dual 9800GX2 vs. 3-way SLI 9800GTX Forum rivatuner (2.08) erased video card info? Forum 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 !