Go Back   nV News Forums > Hardware Forums > CPUs, Motherboards And Memory

Newegg Daily Deals

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 03-20-07, 04:31 PM   #1
Gristy
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 18
Default 680i + 8800gtx sli = lockups?

Hi,

I got this response from someone who has a similar rig to me as to why we are getting lockups:

Quote:

It is infact a driver issue which is happening due to the drivers waiting for the GFX cards to become idle when rendering 3d apps such as games. it occurs due to an infinite loop that is caused within the NV4_Disp.dll and NV4_mini.sys files because the drivers wanting the GFX cards to be idle but the card is still rendering the 3d app so a crash or "Blue Screen" occurs.

Apparently this only occurs with 8800 SLI on a 680I Motherboard, i have tested this with my ASUS A8N-SLI which is an NForce 4 Chipset and this error does not occur, even with the latest drivers.

i guess we are all still waiting for NVIDIA to do something about it

Anyone else got similar experience? We are both using Striker Extremes and E6600 CPUs. Bit frustrating and looks like ill be getting rid of my second GTX soon.
Gristy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-07, 04:43 PM   #2
jAkUp
eat. sleep. overclock.
 
jAkUp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Chino, California
Posts: 17,744
Default Re: 680i + 8800gtx sli = lockups?

What O.S.?

If Windows XP, try the 97.95 drivers.
__________________
965xe || evga x58 classified || 3x evga gtx 480 || 6gb g.skill || win7 x64
jAkUp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-07, 05:04 PM   #3
Xion X2
Registered User
 
Xion X2's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: U.S.
Posts: 6,701
Default Re: 680i + 8800gtx sli = lockups?

Occasionally mine will blue-screen. It's just a driver issue they'll have to fix with the next release.

And I think jakup means the 97.92 drivers, not 97.95. I'm sure it's just a typo but I wanted to clarify it.
__________________

i7-2700k @ 5.0 GHz
Nvidia GeForce 570 2.5GB Tri-SLI
Asus P67 WS Revolution (Tri-SLI)
OCZ Vertex SSD x 4 (Raid 5)
G.Skill 8GB DDR3 @ 1600MHz
PC Power & Cooling 950W PSU
Xion X2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-07, 05:36 PM   #4
jAkUp
eat. sleep. overclock.
 
jAkUp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Chino, California
Posts: 17,744
Default Re: 680i + 8800gtx sli = lockups?

You can get the 97.95 drivers here:

ftp://evga.com/driver/WinXP32bit_97_95.zip
__________________
965xe || evga x58 classified || 3x evga gtx 480 || 6gb g.skill || win7 x64
jAkUp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-07, 06:04 PM   #5
Xion X2
Registered User
 
Xion X2's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: U.S.
Posts: 6,701
Default Re: 680i + 8800gtx sli = lockups?

What's different about those in comparison to the 97.92s, jakup? I've never heard of these before.
__________________

i7-2700k @ 5.0 GHz
Nvidia GeForce 570 2.5GB Tri-SLI
Asus P67 WS Revolution (Tri-SLI)
OCZ Vertex SSD x 4 (Raid 5)
G.Skill 8GB DDR3 @ 1600MHz
PC Power & Cooling 950W PSU
Xion X2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-07, 06:30 PM   #6
Gristy
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 18
Default Re: 680i + 8800gtx sli = lockups?

i havent tried those ive been using 97.92 and WindowsXP, i dont like lock ups etc so it looks like i may be trading the card for a laptop.

only blue screen that i had was once when hitting the power button after it had locked up. but obvisouly as i was powering off was unable to see what was the issue. all the other times it has just been a straight lockup and totally at random but consistent enough to make it very frustrating.
Gristy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-07, 09:24 PM   #7
Xion X2
Registered User
 
Xion X2's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: U.S.
Posts: 6,701
Default Re: 680i + 8800gtx sli = lockups?

Well, I hate to be so blunt, but if one of your main goals this entire time was 100% stability then you shouldn't have gone 680i in the first place. It's a brand new chipset, and people have had problem after problem with it since it was launched last November. On top of that, SLI, although better this gen by leaps and bounds, is still a newer tech that they haven't ironed all the bugs out of. That includes both its implementation and through chipsets.

If you want absolute 100% stability around the clock, you go with an Intel single-card chipset. It's that simple.

To be honest, when I heard you say the words "blue screen," I wasn't the least bit surprised. Quite common with SLI boards and with the 680i in particular. Try having 3 of them die on you in 3 months like I have. What I wouldn't give for just an occasional blue screen here or there...
__________________

i7-2700k @ 5.0 GHz
Nvidia GeForce 570 2.5GB Tri-SLI
Asus P67 WS Revolution (Tri-SLI)
OCZ Vertex SSD x 4 (Raid 5)
G.Skill 8GB DDR3 @ 1600MHz
PC Power & Cooling 950W PSU
Xion X2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-07, 08:51 PM   #8
J-Mag
Weapon of MassConsumption
 
J-Mag's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 3,245
Default Re: 680i + 8800gtx sli = lockups?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Xion X2
What's different about those in comparison to the 97.92s, jakup? I've never heard of these before.
According to guru3d (they just posted this today too).

Quote:
Originally Posted by Guru3D
Posted by Hilbert Hagedoorn

We stumbled into a new NVIDIA forceware driver with revision build 97.95. In it's original file-size the archive was over 55 MB, we have recompresed the set and it's now at 35 MB

The binaries have been virus and pest checked. Should you try out these drivers then be sure to visit our dedicated forum thread in which you can discuss the positives and negatives on these drivers.

This driver is supposed to help prevent random nv4_disp.dll BSOD on EVGA 680i mobos with 8800 graphics cards running XP32.

Again, originally is a Geforce 8800 driver.

NVIDIA_G80.DEV_0191.1 = "NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX"
NVIDIA_G80.DEV_0193.1 = "NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS"
J-Mag is offline   Reply With Quote

Old 03-25-07, 07:48 AM   #9
gstanford
Registered User
 
gstanford's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 799
Default Re: 680i + 8800gtx sli = lockups?

I wish people would not generalise about things.

My current SLI machine (Abit KN8 SLI + 2 7900GT 512mb + 2gig corsair memory, S939 3800+ non overclocked) has been the absolute last word in reliability and problem free computing since it was built.
__________________

Primary rig:
CPU: Intel i7 2600K
Cooler: Cooler MAster Hyper 212+
Motherboard Asrock z68 Extreme 4
Memory: 8gb Corsair DDR-3 1333
Video: 2x Galaxy GTX 670 reference 2gb
PhysX: Gainward GTX 460 SE 1gb
Video Capture: Compro E-700 DVB-T PCI-e
PSU: Thermaltake Toughpower 1200W
Monitor: Samsung 305T 30"
Case: Coolermaster stacker 830
Hard drives: 5x 500gb seagate SATA (non raid)
Burner: Samsung SH-S18L
OS: Vista Ultimate 64 bit and Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
MS Sidewinder Joystick
Logitech G25 wheel
Logitech 5.1 speaker system
gstanford is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-07, 05:07 PM   #10
Gristy
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 18
Default Re: 680i + 8800gtx sli = lockups?

okay, but we are talking about Intel and 680i chipset with 8800gtx. not AMD/7900 etc
Gristy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-07, 08:06 PM   #11
gstanford
Registered User
 
gstanford's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 799
Default Re: 680i + 8800gtx sli = lockups?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gristy
okay, but we are talking about Intel and 680i chipset with 8800gtx. not AMD/7900 etc
i was commenting on what Xion X2 said:
[q]On top of that, SLI, although better this gen by leaps and bounds, is still a newer tech that they haven't ironed all the bugs out of. That includes both its implementation and through chipsets.[/q]
[q]To be honest, when I heard you say the words "blue screen," I wasn't the least bit surprised. Quite common with SLI boards[/q]

Maybe it is more common with 680i (I'll find out for myself real soon), but SLI in general is rock solid so long as you use quality components.
__________________

Primary rig:
CPU: Intel i7 2600K
Cooler: Cooler MAster Hyper 212+
Motherboard Asrock z68 Extreme 4
Memory: 8gb Corsair DDR-3 1333
Video: 2x Galaxy GTX 670 reference 2gb
PhysX: Gainward GTX 460 SE 1gb
Video Capture: Compro E-700 DVB-T PCI-e
PSU: Thermaltake Toughpower 1200W
Monitor: Samsung 305T 30"
Case: Coolermaster stacker 830
Hard drives: 5x 500gb seagate SATA (non raid)
Burner: Samsung SH-S18L
OS: Vista Ultimate 64 bit and Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
MS Sidewinder Joystick
Logitech G25 wheel
Logitech 5.1 speaker system
gstanford is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-07, 09:37 PM   #12
Xion X2
Registered User
 
Xion X2's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: U.S.
Posts: 6,701
Default Re: 680i + 8800gtx sli = lockups?

gstanford, did you look at my signature? I own SLI, so I'm well aware of its positives/negatives.

Specifically, I was talking about the 680i chipsets; I thought I made that quite clear.

And I'm not quite sure how "rock solid" you're trying to claim SLI has been over the past year or so, but it's had its problems. I've had SLI both on the 7-series and 8-series, and it is much better with the 8-series. One problem in particular with 7-series SLI is sometimes the screen wouldn't sync properly--even with vsync enabled. I haven't seen this any with 8-series SLI so far. SLI on the 8-series feels just like playing a game on a single card. It's virtually perfect except for the few games that aren't optimized for it.
__________________

i7-2700k @ 5.0 GHz
Nvidia GeForce 570 2.5GB Tri-SLI
Asus P67 WS Revolution (Tri-SLI)
OCZ Vertex SSD x 4 (Raid 5)
G.Skill 8GB DDR3 @ 1600MHz
PC Power & Cooling 950W PSU
Xion X2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
680 GTX SLI + 560 Physx bench for those interested gerardfraser NVIDIA GeForce 600 Series 2 06-20-12 04:34 AM
Nvidia GeForce 301.42 WHQL drivers DSC NVIDIA Windows Graphics Drivers 5 05-29-12 10:12 PM
GL lockups with ti4200, i845E and 2.4.20-pre7-ac3 baffle NVIDIA Linux 3 10-06-02 07:39 PM
Gnome2 lockups due to bug in X driver hobbes NVIDIA Linux 11 07-29-02 04:38 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:53 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 1998 - 2014, nV News.