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How can I test if SLI is working?

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July 16, 2011 12:28:30 AM

I built a computer a couple days ago and I want to know if the cards are both working, how do I go about that?
I have MSI Twin Frozr 560 ti/ OC edition in SLI.

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a c 271 U Graphics card
July 16, 2011 12:39:03 AM

In the Nv control panel > 3D settings > enable SLi indicators.
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July 16, 2011 1:00:28 AM

Mousemonkey said:
In the Nv control panel > 3D settings > enable SLi indicators.


I have the "Show SLI Visual indicator" and the "Show PhysX Visual indicator" checked. What do I do now?
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a b U Graphics card
July 16, 2011 1:07:56 AM

When you run a game it should say GPU2 50% or something in the top left corner.

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July 16, 2011 1:17:35 AM

I opened up StarCraft2 and on the left side of the screen, there was "SLI" with a green box next to it. Next to "SLI" there was a vertical green line from the top to the bottom of the screen.
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a c 271 U Graphics card
July 16, 2011 1:20:49 AM

Then SLi is enabled and working.
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July 16, 2011 1:24:09 AM

Mousemonkey said:
Then SLi is enabled and working.


How come when I tested on MSI's Kombustor Furmark, GPU2 didn't show any increase in %usage / temp?

Also, how does PhysX visual indicator look? I have that activated as well.
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a c 271 U Graphics card
July 16, 2011 1:28:32 AM

Ragdoll47 said:
How come when I tested on MSI's Kombustor Furmark, GPU2 didn't show any increase in %usage / temp?

Also, how does PhysX visual indicator look? I have that activated as well.

Was Kombustor in windowed mode? The PhysX indicator will tell whether you are using the CPU or the GPU.
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July 16, 2011 1:37:39 AM

Mousemonkey said:
Was Kombustor in windowed mode? The PhysX indicator will tell whether you are using the CPU or the GPU.


Yes it was windowed, I opened it directly from MSI Afterburner, there was a button labeled "K" which opened up Kombustor.
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a c 271 U Graphics card
July 16, 2011 1:48:07 AM

Ragdoll47 said:
Yes it was windowed, I opened it directly from MSI Afterburner, there was a button labeled "K" which opened up Kombustor.

SLi does not work in windowed mode.
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July 16, 2011 4:01:18 AM

Mousemonkey said:
SLi does not work in windowed mode.


So if I go into full screen mode, GPU2 will be tested too, like %usage, etc...?

How do I go about doing that?
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a c 216 U Graphics card
July 16, 2011 4:20:32 AM

You can look back at the log to see what happened while you were in fullscreen, after the fact.
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July 16, 2011 4:48:41 AM

Did full screen mode, but GPU2 still doesn't show usage %s.
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a c 216 U Graphics card
July 16, 2011 4:50:51 AM

Try another game you know has SLI support. Maybe it's just that program.
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a b U Graphics card
July 16, 2011 4:58:38 AM

Mousemonkey said:
SLi does not work in windowed mode.

Try the new beta driver 275.50. SLI is now working in windowed mode for me!
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July 16, 2011 5:05:51 AM

bystander said:
Try another game you know has SLI support. Maybe it's just that program.


With some research, I learned that MSIs Kombustor needs a separate download and other computing metods before being able to run it in SLI, http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?p=4038493 I'm just gonna forget about the Kombustor for now.

Any input/thoughts at this point is still appreciated, I've been working with Apple All-in-one computers my whole life until now.
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July 16, 2011 5:09:47 AM

benski said:
Try the new beta driver 275.50. SLI is now working in windowed mode for me!


For Kombustor? Link?
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a b U Graphics card
July 16, 2011 5:15:41 AM

And use furmark, it has multi-gpu support no matter what driver version your using.
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