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2nd pci-e slot not picking up 570 phantom

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February 23, 2012 5:50:32 PM

Hello,

first the items im trying to combine

MSi p67A-GD53

and 2
Geforce gtx 570 gainward phantoms

i have an sli bridge too (how can i tell its going from card a to card b the right way?)

the main problem, the computer does not find anything in the second pci-e slot, it sees the first slot fine, i cant find any switch on the mobo to switch it to two card mode if it has one
a b U Graphics card
February 23, 2012 5:56:53 PM

The SLI bridge should be connected to the 2 sets of pins nearest the bracket. So the top of the card if you are looking at it from front to back on top of the card.
February 23, 2012 6:04:43 PM

ah i meant the bridge itself, is one end of the bridge connector any different from the other end?
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a b U Graphics card
February 23, 2012 6:08:11 PM

SHouldnt be. But it should still see the card whether its SLId or not. Are you running off of the 6 and 8 pin from the power supply or are you using adapters off of the molex?
February 23, 2012 6:15:47 PM

i believe its the 6 and 8 pin.....
not sure
to put it one way, the first gfx card has a cable running from inside the box, and ending with a 6 and 8 pin labeled pci-e
the second one is a similar cable (ending with pci-e and 6 and 8 pins) but i have to plug it into the psu through some red pin sockets of 8 if that makes any sense
either way the fans are on, on the card
a b U Graphics card
February 23, 2012 6:16:58 PM

Id try getting driver sweeper from majorgeeks I believe is where you can find it, remove all of your nvidia drivers and do a fresh install of them.
February 23, 2012 6:34:03 PM

done that, still isnt registering the second graphics card, theres nothing in device manager, nothing in dxdiag....
a c 88 U Graphics card
February 23, 2012 6:41:06 PM

Upgrade your motherboard/chipset drivers and try again.

Do both cards work separately by swapping them in the first slot?
February 23, 2012 6:50:01 PM

yeah both cards work fine, in the middle of updating all the drivers i can find on the MSi site for this mobo now
a c 88 U Graphics card
February 23, 2012 6:53:02 PM

Ok cool , we know the card does work so its def something like a driver.The motherboard drivers may fix it , hope it works , have you also updated the bios?
a b U Graphics card
February 23, 2012 7:22:56 PM

i know its a dumb question, but do you have the full 8pin 12v power cable connect to the motherboard? i did a quick search of your motherboard and it has a cover over 4 of the 4pins, you need to remove that little cover and install the 8pin cable.
February 23, 2012 10:11:12 PM

if you mean the one in the corner with all the audio and usb ports, then yeah i removed that and im using the full 8, not sure why its covered in that picture (googled) dont think mine came with a cover.

finished updating the BIOS and all other mobo drivers, not having any luck yet looking through the settings

ill pick up again tommorrow evening, please leave more helpful suggestions ^^
February 25, 2012 2:36:07 PM

see if i can bump this back to the front of this forum area,

still having trouble with this issue, a fella suggested it might be integrated graphics on the mobo, but im not finding any in the BIOS or otherwise so i suspect its not there

MSI P67A-GD53 is the model if anyone knows for sure

the BIOS for this is funny too, it has its own GUI

anyway please leave some suggestions, its driving me crazy!
a c 271 U Graphics card
February 25, 2012 3:17:44 PM

Porkandbeans said:
see if i can bump this back to the front of this forum area,

still having trouble with this issue, a fella suggested it might be integrated graphics on the mobo, but im not finding any in the BIOS or otherwise so i suspect its not there

MSI P67A-GD53 is the model if anyone knows for sure

the BIOS for this is funny too, it has its own GUI

anyway please leave some suggestions, its driving me crazy!


Don't...
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http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/283384-33-read-first

What PSU are you using?
February 28, 2012 4:20:04 PM

im using an antec CP-850

still nothing =/
a b U Graphics card
February 29, 2012 4:03:13 AM

have you tried running just a single card in the 2nd pcie port? also make sure the card is seated in the slot nicely.

check if you get any POST beeps with the single card in the 2nd pcie port, if you get beeps but no display then there is probably a problem with the port.
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