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Installed my EVGA GTX 295 and need some expert advice.

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February 17, 2010 9:53:43 PM

Hello,

Just installed my GTX 295 and the 196.21 drivers last night. All is good. Except, I can't use my hSLI Mode on the motherboard. I have lost full control over all of the GPU's. I think it has something to do with the NVIDIA drivers. I have recently experienced this problem before with one EVGA GTX 260 and the on board graphics and had to revert back to the NVIDIA 180.xx drivers to make it work right in hSLI Mode.

My question: Will changing my drivers back to the NVIDIA 180.xx drivers work on my EVGA GTX 295? Basically, enabling full control over all GPU's through hSLI. Then, I should see three GPU's and be able to turn the EVGA GTX 295 ON/OFF as needed.

Thanks

Cooler Master HAF 932
Cooler Master Silent Pro Modular 1000w
MSI NF750-G55 SLI
Corsair Dominator GT 1333MHz, 7-7-7-24 BEMP
AMD Phenom II X2 550 BE, 3.4GHz
Zalman Fatal1ty FS-C77 Ultimate CPU Cooler (Modified for AM3)
EVGA GTX 295
Intel X25 V 40GB (Windows 7 Pro 64-bit)
1TB Western Digital
LITE-ON BD ROM
LG Super-Multi CD/DVD
JVC 42" LCD Monitor















February 18, 2010 1:21:23 AM

GenXer said:
Hello,

Just installed my GTX 295 and the 196.21 drivers last night. All is good. Except, I can't use my hSLI Mode on the motherboard. I have lost full control over all of the GPU's. I think it has something to do with the NVIDIA drivers. I have recently experienced this problem before with one EVGA GTX 260 and the on board graphics and had to revert back to the NVIDIA 180.xx drivers to make it work right in hSLI Mode.

My question: Will changing my drivers back to the NVIDIA 180.xx drivers work on my EVGA GTX 295? Basically, enabling full control over all GPU's through hSLI. Then, I should see three GPU's and be able to turn the EVGA GTX 295 ON/OFF as needed.

Thanks

Cooler Master HAF 932
Cooler Master Silent Pro Modular 1000w
MSI NF750-G55 SLI
Corsair Dominator GT 1333MHz, 7-7-7-24 BEMP
AMD Phenom II X2 550 BE, 3.4GHz
Zalman Fatal1ty FS-C77 Ultimate CPU Cooler (Modified for AM3)
EVGA GTX 295
Intel X25 V 40GB (Windows 7 Pro 64-bit)
1TB Western Digital
LITE-ON BD ROM
LG Super-Multi CD/DVD
JVC 42" LCD Monitor


I am not sure if this is the same problem as others have experienced with overclocking tools, but the solution then was to either revert to the previous driver or get the new beta driver that has the fix implemented.
February 19, 2010 3:50:42 AM

Still working on this issue. Removed the 196.21 drivers and installed the 180.xx drivers. No help. It must be the NVIDIA drivers that don't allow hSLI use when true SLI is enabled. I am told NVIDIA is dropping support for hSLI anyway and they are encouraging board manf. to stop using this technology as well. I thought it would be nice to have to control over all GPU's in hSLI and SLI. I will check back periodically to see if anyone has figured this out.

Thanks
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