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Did My SLi Bridge Go Bad?

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December 24, 2010 1:09:43 AM

Well today I bought a new CPU and motherboard, being the Q8300 and an Asus P5N-D. When I hook everything up, it wouldn't give me any image on the screen. I started testing my graphics cards individually, but they were fine. I put both of them in the computer without the bridge, and it booted up just fine. I put the bridge on and then booted up, and it wouldn't give me an image. What could be wrong here? When I used the non-flexible bridge with my EVGA 750i it seemed to work fine, but with this flexible one they seem to fail.

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December 24, 2010 1:13:38 AM

Have you tried it with the EVGA non-flexible bridge??
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December 24, 2010 1:25:50 AM

I can't because of the way the graphics cards are positioned. They are closer together than the non-flexible bridge will permit.
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December 24, 2010 1:37:51 AM

Verification... You do have the monitor connected to the top slot card correct??

It might be time to contact ASUS for a replacment or purchase a new bridge.
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December 24, 2010 1:42:47 AM

I did have the monitor plugged into the top card.
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December 24, 2010 1:47:59 AM

I does sound like the bridge is bad....

Another question, when you don't have the bridges connected, do you have SLI enabled / checked in the Nvidia Control Panel
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December 24, 2010 1:56:16 AM

I can't get into the Nvidia panel because when the SLi bridge is plugged in, the computer won't post. It's really weird.
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December 24, 2010 1:57:20 AM

I was trying to say go to the Nvidia panel with the bridge not connected..
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December 24, 2010 2:17:46 AM

Oh, well no, it doesn't even detect the other card when no bridge is attached.
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December 24, 2010 3:18:04 AM

It sounds like it is a defective bridge, which ASUS should replace since it is a newly bought board.
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