2x GTX 660Ti's, only one of them seems to be taking the load.

I decided to do a few benchmark tests after installing my second video card and it turns out only 1 of the video cards is taking on the load. The other one remains at 0%. I'm new to sli, was there some sort of driver I needed to run both?
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  1. Mysteryman2000 said:
    I decided to do a few benchmark tests after installing my second video card and it turns out only 1 of the video cards is taking on the load. The other one remains at 0%. I'm new to sli, was there some sort of driver I needed to run both?


    Did you happen to enable the SLI ? Most people think its just plug in go thats why I ask.
  2. I believe so, it is under Configure Sli, Surround, Physx tab on the panal. It says sli enabled and It is set for maximum 3d performance.
  3. Mysteryman2000 said:
    I believe so, it is under Configure Sli, Surround, Physx tab on the panal. It says sli enabled and It is set for maximum 3d performance.


    Do you have the SLI bridge connected ?
  4. You'll also need to run applications full-screen (not full-screen windowed).
  5. Yes the bridge is connected. Though there is 2 slots for the bridge do I need one on both?
  6. so which benchmark software are you using?? Try Unigine and see if you get SLI utilization
  7. Alright, so far I have been using the Kombuster from MSI afterburner for benchmarking.
  8. Mysteryman2000 said:
    Yes the bridge is connected. Though there is 2 slots for the bridge do I need one on both?


    No one bridge will do you don't need to use multiple bridge that is for tri sli.
  9. Here is something interesting I noticed though. For the PhysX setting it is set to automatic, and it has the second card chosen for the job. Should PhysX be choosen for the second card or does that not matter.
  10. It really doesn't matter much. It will be handled by a GPU. Whether its 1 or 2 doesn't really matter. I had that happen with me with my two 560Ti's I had before I sold them. You are golden there.
  11. Alright, I have the benchmark from unigine.
  12. Here is the scores, it doesn't say anything about sli.

    Powered by Unigine Engine
    Heaven Benchmark v3.0 Basic
    FPS:
    57.6
    Scores:
    1451
    Min FPS:
    10.2
    Max FPS:
    61.3
    Hardware
    Binary:
    Windows 32bit Visual C++ 1600 Release Mar 7 2012
    Operating system:
    Windows 7 (build 7601, Service Pack 1) 64bit
    CPU model:
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3570K CPU @ 3.40GHz
    CPU flags:
    3410MHz MMX SSE SSE2 SSE3 SSSE3 SSE41 SSE42 HTT
    GPU model:
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti 9.18.13.1090 2048Mb
    Settings
    Render:
    direct3d11
    Mode:
    1920x1080 8xAA fullscreen
    Shaders:
    high
    Textures:
    high
    Filter:
    trilinear
    Anisotropy:
    16x
    Occlusion:
    enabled
    Refraction:
    enabled
    Volumetric:
    enabled
    Tessellation:
    extreme
    Unigine Corp. © 2005-2012
  13. Mysteryman2000 said:
    Here is the scores, it doesn't say anything about sli.

    Powered by Unigine Engine
    Heaven Benchmark v3.0 Basic
    FPS:
    57.6
    Scores:
    1451
    Min FPS:
    10.2
    Max FPS:
    61.3
    Hardware
    Binary:
    Windows 32bit Visual C++ 1600 Release Mar 7 2012
    Operating system:
    Windows 7 (build 7601, Service Pack 1) 64bit
    CPU model:
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3570K CPU @ 3.40GHz
    CPU flags:
    3410MHz MMX SSE SSE2 SSE3 SSSE3 SSE41 SSE42 HTT
    GPU model:
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti 9.18.13.1090 2048Mb
    Settings
    Render:
    direct3d11
    Mode:
    1920x1080 8xAA fullscreen
    Shaders:
    high
    Textures:
    high
    Filter:
    trilinear
    Anisotropy:
    16x
    Occlusion:
    enabled
    Refraction:
    enabled
    Volumetric:
    enabled
    Tessellation:
    extreme
    Unigine Corp. © 2005-2012


    You might want to do a little bit of a OC. Since your running SLI its somthing thats recommended.
  14. Overclock the cards? How much should I do?
  15. I believe he means the CPU. You do not need to overclock the graphics card. Also without knowing your cooler its hard to tell how far you could go. Are you using a stock cooler.
  16. Mysteryman2000 said:
    Overclock the cards? How much should I do?


    No the CPU, you might not need to OC it but running those 2 card on default stocks could cause a bottleneck.
  17. That is what I thought you meant but without knowing his cooling situation and his cpu temps it's hard to really advise that. I would say if you could get to 4.2/4.4 ghz you would be in a better situation.
  18. bigshootr8 said:
    That is what I thought you meant but without knowing his cooling situation and his cpu temps it's hard to really advise that. I would say if you could get to 4.2/4.4 ghz you would be in a better situation.


    Well of course not I wouldnt recommend even a slight OC on even stock cooling. I was just bringing that point out.
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