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Updated to Windows 8.1. No SLI Support for latest Nvidia Drivers.

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  1. MrVandalous

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    System Specs: Part1 Part2

    Lenovo Ideapad Y500: 16GB RAM, 1TB HDD, Dual Nvidia GeForce GT 650M 2GB

    OK, my problem is: No version newer than the GeForce 307.64 Driver will allow me to utilize SLI.

    If you wanna see what I mean, here's the before and after.

    My problem isn't really the fact that a whole year's worth of bugfixes, security and performance updates have gone away. I can live with that. My problem is, if I use the old driver that allows for me to run in SLI mode, any game that supports SLI causes my laptop to crash (with no BSOD, so I can't get any sort of error code) immediately after it runs. One weird thing is (see Part2): It still shows I have 4GB of vRAM even though only one 2GB graphics card is actually being utilized.

    Can someone help me or give me some advice? It's a little frustrating.

    It's the difference between holding steady at 60 with vsync in high/ultra on most games or being barely able to run it at all above medium/high.

    TL;DR: Updated to Windows 8.1. SLI support went away for the last year of revisions of Nvidia GeForce drivers. Crashes every time I run games in SLI mode on the driver that actually supports it.
     
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