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July 23, 2012 2:28:05 PM

hey guys was just curious
when i was setting up my 590s in quad sli, it keeps coming up as tri-sli in the nvidia control panel
my board is a x58 evga SLI3 (131-GT-E767-TR LGA)

my guess is that because im using the mini-display HDMI slot instead of the DVI slot that it is running it in 3-way sli instead of quad-sli ~ i do not have a DVI cable on me and was just wondering if this is a possibility, thanks

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July 23, 2012 5:27:36 PM

Did you buy the board with the cards?
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July 23, 2012 6:04:22 PM

Wait so you have 2 gtx590s or you have 4 of them?
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July 23, 2012 6:06:49 PM

stickg1 said:
Wait so you have 2 gtx590s or you have 4 of them?

2x GTX590 = Quad SLi.
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July 23, 2012 6:08:16 PM

Mousemonkey said:
2x GTX590 = Quad SLi.


I figured, just trying to make sure. I'm picturing a guy trying to pound a square peg in a round hole here.
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July 23, 2012 6:09:23 PM

stickg1 said:
I figured, just trying to make sure. I'm picturing a guy trying to pound a square peg in a round hole here.

Technically he is. :ange: 
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July 24, 2012 1:34:45 AM

Mousemonkey said:
2x GTX590 = Quad SLi.

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July 24, 2012 1:37:42 AM

Mousemonkey said:
2x GTX590 = Quad SLi.

Wait a second, what does this have to do with the Physical PCIE slots? The SLI is enabled internally between the GPUs on the PCB, though it still uses 1 PCIE slot, Does the Mobo have to be 2 way SLI certified?
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July 24, 2012 1:47:10 AM

If you want to SLi 2 590s you need a quad SLi capable motherboard. Even though it only uses two pcie slots it is still 4 gpus.
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July 24, 2012 3:12:15 AM

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motherboard has to be quad SLi in this case..
it's all about PCI bandwidth (lanes).

Not exactly true, both Guru3d & Tom's test setups were 3-way SLI capable motherboards , Guru3d used EVGA x58 classified which is stated to be 3-way SLI only, and Toms used Asus Rampage III which is 3-way SLI too.

nVidia stated the requirement for a Quad SLI system based on Dual GPUs such as GTX 590s.
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GeForce GTX 590 in a Quad SLI configuration requires a SLI-certified motherboard with an extra PCIE slot between the two, double-width cards to ensure both receive enough cool air. If you’re water cooling the cards, you can get by without this extra slot, but for air-based cooling it is a necessity.

Also, they listed some compatible boards, among of them many 2-way only MOBOs with extra PCIE x4 slot among the other 2 lanes.

So I guess this is not the OP's main problem.
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July 24, 2012 5:58:29 AM

ilysaml said:
Not exactly true, both Guru3d & Tom's test setups were 3-way SLI capable motherboards , Guru3d used EVGA x58 classified which is stated to be 3-way SLI only, and Toms used Asus Rampage III which is 3-way SLI too.

nVidia stated the requirement for a Quad SLI system based on Dual GPUs such as GTX 590s.
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GeForce GTX 590 in a Quad SLI configuration requires a SLI-certified motherboard with an extra PCIE slot between the two, double-width cards to ensure both receive enough cool air. If you’re water cooling the cards, you can get by without this extra slot, but for air-based cooling it is a necessity.

Also, they listed some compatible boards, among of them many 2-way only MOBOs with extra PCIE x4 slot among the other 2 lanes.

So I guess this is not the OP's main problem.

I'm glad you've solved it, now explain to the OP how they haven't got a problem.
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July 24, 2012 10:45:22 AM

I'm still not sure of the OP's problem I never had a Quad SLI setup before, maybe I'll dig around for a similar issue.
I was just explaining the point where you and Urban were wrong about.
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July 24, 2012 12:24:21 PM

Oh jeez.

It's the lanes. Pretty sure Urban is right on this one. But much more relevant to the case: Urbs, your systems are WEAK son! :D  :lol:  :hello: 
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July 24, 2012 12:35:02 PM

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I'm telling you when we meet at Microcenter were going to tie shoelaces together...
so when I start beatin' yo arse.... you can't run like a girl screaming.....
:p 

(FYI)
I said talk crap after I send you the router....
not before..;)

:lol: 


LOL

I don't think I can hold back from talking crap for another month!

jk

You're going down son! And I'll wear flip-flips so if you give me "boo-boos" I can run away arms flailing and crying. :D 
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July 24, 2012 12:37:24 PM

Enough with the derailment already!
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July 24, 2012 3:38:17 PM

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ilysaml - :lol:  more to it than that....
nice try though and I'm more correct than you want to give credit for.
(that's OK though I'm use to it from you.. :pfff:  )

I have a P87P67 WS Revolution with a nf200 chip allowing me to run my 2500K @ x16/x16...
and can go Quad SLi if I wanted and I know what I speak of..

cheers.
(PCI lanes..... as I stated once before..)

No offense at all, but you were wrong.
Once again;
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July 24, 2012 3:45:50 PM

Yea move along and check your information before you post.
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July 31, 2012 12:24:27 AM

ahha i forgot i had this forum up, for all you guys saying you need a QUAD sli board, YOUR FALSE, simply due to some gey reasons of NVIDIA, you cannot activate your QUAD sli if your using a mini-display converter to HDMI, you mUST, use a DVI cable, a simple fix, thanks for your imput guys, but yeah, DVI
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July 31, 2012 2:25:45 AM

So ilysaml was right...
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July 31, 2012 2:45:24 AM

well heres the thing, you can quad sli with the 590/295 GTX regardess of the board being just a TRI-SLI, you dont even need a slot in the middle, b/c to be honest, with my 500R case running BF3 highest my cards hit is 52*C; its all how you manage your wires and etc -> i having a 3000 RPM as my sole exhaust fan could be a main contributor but, as i said it varies from board to board, simply cause it does not state that it is not a QUAD does not mean that it will not run QUAD so dont go throwing money around, try the DVI-cord, plug it into the slut that is not being read by the Nvidia control panel, restart, etc, if it still does not work after that, then throw some money! but look for answers!!
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July 31, 2012 2:51:09 AM

hacked program, hmm...
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July 31, 2012 2:54:07 AM

So OP what exactly are you doing with the power of one, let alone 2 590s?

You must be playing wolfenstein at 720p maxed out at least! :lol: 
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July 31, 2012 3:01:30 AM

ahhahhaa... how pissed woudl you guys get if i said i got the i7 + the 2x 590s for free
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July 31, 2012 3:19:53 AM

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the questions is will they run in QUAD SLi or not.
answer is NOT..

You again?

EDIT: 2 Physical GPUs in one PCB populated in a single PCIE 2.0 X16 slot may suffer from bandwidth Unlike 2 Physical cards in CF or SLI populated in 2 PCIE 2.0 X16 slots simultaneously, that's why you see 2 GTX 580s are better than a single GTX 590 running same clocks.

So why do you insist on making a false assumption that Quad SLI require 4 PCIE slots?
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July 31, 2012 3:36:31 AM

sparkz89 said:
well heres the thing, you can quad sli with the 590/295 GTX regardess of the board being just a TRI-SLI, you dont even need a slot in the middle, b/c to be honest, with my 500R case running BF3 highest my cards hit is 52*C; its all how you manage your wires and etc -> i having a 3000 RPM as my sole exhaust fan could be a main contributor but, as i said it varies from board to board, simply cause it does not state that it is not a QUAD does not mean that it will not run QUAD so dont go throwing money around, try the DVI-cord, plug it into the slut that is not being read by the Nvidia control panel, restart, etc, if it still does not work after that, then throw some money! but look for answers!!

Completely True.
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July 31, 2012 3:45:49 AM



What does this have to do with the discussion? You post anything to get a show?
Now I understand that you don't even understand what we are talking about, get a nap man.

PS: A simple link without this annoying thumbnail would be helpful too, if it was related to the topic.
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July 31, 2012 3:53:00 AM

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I have no need to argue with a fool.

And when a moderator offer to issue a ban you quickly turn to be a girl and say sorry sir.
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July 31, 2012 4:01:39 AM

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Hmm, seems you have some issues, like i said, keep it to yourself, i am not arguing with a fool.

I'm a fool for replying your stupid and ridiculous posts, sorry Expert!
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July 31, 2012 12:10:21 PM

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July 31, 2012 1:04:20 PM

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August 1, 2012 11:25:12 AM

Mousemonkey said:
I'm getting fed up deleting OT posts, the next one will result in a ban.

No response to this post is required, only compliance.

But there are some facts you should know it, maybe I'll PM you once to let you know.
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