Hi guys, I recently just got another 9800 GTX+ (EVGA) to SLI with my Asus 9800 GTX+. My motherboard is an xFx 780i SLI board (Tri-SLI capable), so I'm using the Tri-SLI bridge that came with the mobo. So, I've tested both cards individually in Lord of the Rings Online and they both perform well. However, when I put them in SLI, restart my computer (just to be sure), and play LOTRO on the same settings, I get the exact same FPS, however with more stuttering and hitching.
I thought that it may just be LOTRO, since it has been known to have SLI problems, so I tried out 3dmark06 with SLI disabled, then again enabled after a restart. I get exactly the same FPS with SLI enabled and disabled and I'm very confused.
I've updated drivers, searched all over the internet, but I can't figure it out. If anyone could help me out then I'd be very grateful. I have a hunch that the SLI bridge was damaged on it's way to me. I left it at home and had a friend send it to me at college, and it was only in an envelope. If anyone could point me into a troubleshooting direction before I buy another SLI bridge, then that would be great.