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Old 08-28-08, 02:50 PM   #1
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Default 8800gt sli works with no bridge

I grabbed an open box card from my local retailer today.The card itself had not been touched,not a scratch on the connectors or even a fingerprint so I bought it,but the sli bridge was missing($100 cant go wrong).So here's what has me baffled,I ended up grabbing the bridge off my other system and popped it on and enabled sli.I proceded to run 3dmark06 and after loading the bench began,I noticed lines about 1-2 inches apart running horizontally across the width of the screen.(One line clear picture as it should look and the other washed out and flickering)The sli bars were full out like they are supposed to be,and my score was 17k ish.So I assumed it was a driver issue and installed others....same result.Then I swapped each card into each slot on my board they both work as desired in each slot.I tried all forms of sli modes.Lastly I tried sli with no bridge and bingo no more interference lines.(this time it was 16k ish)What the heck is going on here Is it possible that the bridge from my 7900's is somehow different than the bridge for 8800's Any ideas folks? I've looked around and cant find the original bridge from my board.

Edit:I found the bridge that came with my new board and all is well now,still odd the old bridge works in my old rig and not in the new one.
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Old 08-29-08, 05:51 PM   #2
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Default Re: 8800gt sli works with no bridge

not sure the Bridge i got with my 680i has been used on 8800s 9800s and on the 280s. The bridge worked fine in SLI with all the cards.
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Old 08-29-08, 05:54 PM   #3
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Default Re: 8800gt sli works with no bridge

I had the same problem. I just pushed on the bridge a little bit at where it connects to the cards and apparently the connection wasn't quite complete because after pushing on it the lines went away and it's worked fine since then.


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