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.
If SLi is enabled and the indicators are showing but there is no FPS increase then the bridge is the first thing I would suspect.
ok great, that's what I was thinking. And yeah I forgot to mention that the SLI indicators do actually show up, so I think you're right.