Although Vista will use a single card...

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Pete, Feb 22, 2007.

  1. Pete

    Pete Guest

    Although Vista will use a single card, Vista does not support SLI mode.
    SLI improves performance by as much as 80%
    Is MS planning to fix this?
     
    Pete, Feb 22, 2007
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    JimR Guest

    This is really an Nvidia issue. The talk is that 7 series SLI support will
    happen sometime in March.
     
    JimR, Feb 22, 2007
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  3. Pete

    Byron Hinson Guest

    Actually its up to NVidia...I believe some of their beta driver do.
     
    Byron Hinson, Feb 22, 2007
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  4. Pete

    Pete Guest

    That's good, I have a 7959 x2 video card(s).
    Now, my Asus M2N32-sli Deluxe MB needs a SOUND driver, and I'm ready to go
    with Vista.
    -Pete
     
    Pete, Feb 22, 2007
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  5. Nvidia already have SLI support on Vista in the latest 100.65 driver
    (GeForce 8800 GPUs only)
    http://www.nvidia.com/object/winvista_x86_100.65.html
    It is beta status only
     
    Mike Brannigan, Feb 22, 2007
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  6. Pete

    Pete Guest

    Pete, Feb 22, 2007
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  7. Pete

    Dale White Guest

    If that is a realtek AC97 sound card, you can get vista supported drivers
    from http://www.realtek.com.tw/downloads/, I've leaded them on 3 different
    systems and so far so good
     
    Dale White, Feb 22, 2007
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  8. Pete

    Pete Guest

    I'm not sure how easily to tell, but the sound might be integrated on the
    board.
    The control panel says: "SoundMAX Integrated Digital HD Audio"
    What does that tell you??
     
    Pete, Feb 22, 2007
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    Jane C Guest

    Integrated = onboard soundcard.
     
    Jane C, Feb 22, 2007
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  10. Ah! the elusive additional information about your issue.
    Tricky one this if they are just putting beta support for the 8xxx series
    out now - give the propensity to now deprecate support for lower model cards
    unless there are other plans in the works that would result in SLI on Vista
    on the 7xxx after the 8xxx is done then you may not get a driver that
    provides that support or if you do it will be later this year.
    [/QUOTE]
     
    Mike Brannigan, Feb 22, 2007
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  11. Pete

    Pete Guest

    Bummer.
    My MB, an ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe only has beta drivers as far as I can tell.
    It's a fairly new board, you'd think they'd have this worked out.
    -Pete
     
    Pete, Feb 23, 2007
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  12. Pete

    Pete Guest

    Looks like it needs an S ATA driver too. Geez.

     
    Pete, Feb 23, 2007
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  13. Heck the creative X-FI is Creative's latest offering and they currently only
    have beta drivers, so don't feel bad.

    I had an ASUS KT800 board that didn't have native SATA support, but that was
    under XP. I haven't seen how it plays under Vista. I would have guessed a
    new board would of have Native SATA support, so that you wouldn't need
    Floppys to install the drivers. Next time, get an Abit (just kidding).

    If you have a soundmax, then the Realtek drivers won't work. doesn't look
    like SM has drivers on their page, they just point you to someone elses.
     
    Dale \Mad_Murdock\ White, Feb 23, 2007
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    Scott Guest

    Elusive?

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    Scott, Feb 23, 2007
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  15. Yes elusive - the hidden information Pete did not provide which would have
    allowed a more direct and accurate response.
    All he said was about SLI for nVidia cards nothing about the model he was
    actually interested in.
     
    Mike Brannigan, Feb 23, 2007
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  16. Pete

    Scott Guest

    Mike Brannigan spake thusly on 2/23/2007 2:23 AM:
    Actually he did in the 4th post in the thread (response to "JimR"). The
    above gibberish is the message ID.

    It can also be seen here:
    http://groups.google.com/group/microsoft.public.windows.vista.general/msg/e8c16c80e4eef7ba

    :)
     
    Scott, Feb 23, 2007
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  17. What Mike is getting at is that a person should not have to pull teeth to
    try to assist someone. The original poster should supply *ALL* pertinent
    information in the first post. If the very first answer to his post asks for
    additional facts, the O/P should supply them. I have seen posts here where
    3-4 people ask for additional facts - yet the O/P just goes on and on
    without presenting what he was asked for.

    It has gotten to the point where if I am trying to assist someone, and he
    comes in with more information that will help 10-15 posts in, I just drop
    out of the thread. I let others deal with the lack of necessary info.

    What further has he NOT stated that could make one's task a bit easier -
    like he knows that he has an intermittent electrical wall outlet. YES, that
    has happened in one of the Windows XP news groups a few years ago - after
    the thread went on for about 50 posts.

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    You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
     
    Richard Urban, Feb 23, 2007
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