So I got the idea to play with SLI , ripped the Core 216 out of the system in my config. and put it into my secondary.
I7-965 @ 3.8
3x2 OCZ Gold
WD Black 500
GTX 260 192 core
Antec TPN 750
OS, in title, is a fresh install less than 24 hours old.
Have tried a couple of different drivers, currently on 197.25 after downgrading from 197.45 ( I use Driver Sweeper in safe mode in between installs ) and got the same thing with both;
3DMark03 ; runs fine, I think ( 50,000+ single card , 85,000+ SLI )
3DMark Vantage ; driver stops responding and system blue screens at the end of the loading screen for the first test.
BFBC2 ; goes to white screen about 5 seconds after spawing.
I'm about ready to give up, but I hate letting an inanimate object get the better of me.
I gave up.
My brother in law showed up at my door with a P6X58D and an 17-980x for me to beat on, all thoughts of playing with SLI disappeared from my mind, plus I needed the card to get the 980 up and running.