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

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January 16, 2013 8:48:25 PM

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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January 16, 2013 9:11:05 PM

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.
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January 16, 2013 9:18:12 PM

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.
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a b U Graphics card
January 16, 2013 9:22:26 PM

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 ?
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a b U Graphics card
January 16, 2013 9:24:11 PM

You'll also need to run applications full-screen (not full-screen windowed).
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January 16, 2013 9:28:07 PM

Yes the bridge is connected. Though there is 2 slots for the bridge do I need one on both?
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a b U Graphics card
January 16, 2013 9:29:28 PM

so which benchmark software are you using?? Try Unigine and see if you get SLI utilization
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January 16, 2013 9:32:51 PM

Alright, so far I have been using the Kombuster from MSI afterburner for benchmarking.
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a c 133 U Graphics card
January 16, 2013 9:50:09 PM

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.
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January 16, 2013 10:02:52 PM

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.
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a c 133 U Graphics card
January 16, 2013 10:06:01 PM

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.
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January 16, 2013 10:57:07 PM

Alright, I have the benchmark from unigine.
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January 16, 2013 11:13:50 PM

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
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a b U Graphics card
January 16, 2013 11:38:48 PM

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.
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January 17, 2013 12:39:08 AM

Overclock the cards? How much should I do?
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a c 133 U Graphics card
January 17, 2013 2:57:08 AM

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.
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a b U Graphics card
January 17, 2013 5:32:43 AM

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.
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a c 133 U Graphics card
January 17, 2013 5:41:41 AM

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.
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a b U Graphics card
January 17, 2013 5:57:56 AM

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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