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#1 Sep 25 2010 at 7:29 PM Rating: Decent
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I just recently started playing and I've got dual Geforce GTX 260m cards running in SLI(for most games) and it just feels like 14 is running on one GPU and really overheating/choking my hardware up - I'm not quite sure how to check to make 100% sure but a quick google search showed a lot of people talking about it. Any help greatly appreciated.

Note: I'm on a notebook, so my drivers are usually out of date from the ones available at Nvidia.com since notebooks tend to run bad until the notebook manufacturer(in this case Alienware) released there driver :( So I'm going to assume it's because I don't have an SLI profile - and need a work around for it.
#2 Sep 25 2010 at 7:48 PM Rating: Good
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hello!

yeah, i have an m17x as well, R1 running dual 260ms and no, it doesn't seem to be using SLI or both of my cards.

The only way i got around it was using the same fix that was offered for beta

You can find it on this thread http://ffxiv.zam.com/forum.html?game=268&mid=128209577296288344&howmany=50

The problem is, you have to use the 258.96 drivers. and for other m17x users as well as myself (you can confirm this in notebookreview forums) the mobile version offered by nvidia runs really buggy, with random video freezes/crashes, etc. it doesnt happen all the time, but it can happen and get very annoying, they definitely do not run as well as the ones offered by Dell.

However, for now it's a trade-off. I get better performance and SLI is working. If it gets too bad with the buggy drivers, I'll just revert to the Dell drivers and use the one card until another fix shows up; it doesn't really run too bad on the one card. Just bugs me that I'd have to use the one, when I have 2 available =/.

Hope that helps!

Edited, Sep 25th 2010 10:50pm by InchKujata
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#3 Sep 25 2010 at 8:45 PM Rating: Default
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Well that's a little sad to hear, glad to hear back from someone else using the same hardware as I am; Alienware owners seem few and far between due to the overpriced nature of the hardware lol. Do you use any GPU temperature tracking programs, or no?
#4 Sep 25 2010 at 11:04 PM Rating: Good
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loyaltrekie wrote:
Well that's a little sad to hear, glad to hear back from someone else using the same hardware as I am; Alienware owners seem few and far between due to the overpriced nature of the hardware lol. Do you use any GPU temperature tracking programs, or no?


The hardware isn't overpriced, you're paying for the name brand and support. A good program to watch your temperatures, set your fan speeds and if you feel like it overclock is EVGA Precision Tool 2.0. You do not need a card made by EVGA to use this program, it's free, just google it.

PS: Basic members have search functions now and this exact threads seems to be created every two days =p
#5 Sep 25 2010 at 11:31 PM Rating: Decent
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Yes it was, update to the newest SLI profiles from nvidia's site. Also updating to the beta drivers enables SLI as well.

I think you have to use the SLI profile tool from nvidia to export the FFXIV profile and set the correct executable name as well. You may not have to do this with the new drivers.

I expect nvidia will get it all worked out soon, they have a good track record with new games and SLI.
#6 Sep 26 2010 at 6:13 AM Rating: Default
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Jeraziah wrote:
loyaltrekie wrote:

PS: Basic members have search functions now and this exact threads seems to be created every two days =p


When I searched I got hundreds of results from about a month ago - all for the beta client. If it's been posted that much, maybe a sticky should be created for it then?

[quote=acrazar]Yes it was, update to the newest SLI profiles from nvidia's site. Also updating to the beta drivers enables SLI as well.


In my original post I specifically stated I'm on a notebook and can not use the updated drivers - notebooks generally have issues with the latest card drivers that desktop owners won't, so I have to wait around for a decade for dell to update, lol.

Edited, Sep 26th 2010 8:13am by loyaltrekie
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