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SLI works no hassel w/ dual 8700M GT with 169.09 on Clevo D900C


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Well the title says everything. I just installed the 169.09 driver from here with the mod INF using the straight forward installer method.

It correctly installed on both graphics cards and SLI works just fine just like the stock 156.55 drivers that came with my laptop.

Unless they have secretly slipped an nvidia chip in this thing I think we have nothing else to worry about when installing newer SLI drivers.

Just make sure your cards have different BIOS version numbers. (for identification)

Here are mine if anyone wants them.

VBIOS 1: 60.84.5b.00.11

VBIOS 2: 60.84.5b.00.b2

I am now able to run Crysis with the highest settings (using the system.cfg tweak to turn them all on in XP) at 720p on our 50" plasma and my 100" homemade projector, and it looks really sweet. (with playable framefrate)

The problems people were having must have been INF related or those drivers were just buggy.

Since Pieter doesn't have an SLI setup to test we can't blame him for taking a few tries to get it right.

So to sum this post up, the whole "Nvidia's anticompetitive conspiracy" thing, I think its BS.

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have you run NERD on that laptop?

check for any nVidia references

I think your being a little 'rushed' on your whole BS thing given the amount of evidence already out there. I mean we didnt pull Driver Development Kits out of thin air. Also, Alienware themselves have confirmed they require the unlocked driver code from nvidia to produce new drivers........

I can garentuee your Clevo DOES have the n100 bridge chip

http://www.fudzilla.com/index.php?option=c...47&Itemid=1

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heres a portion of my NERD output file:

Bus 1 (PCI Express), Device Number 0, Device Function 0

Vendor 10DEh Nvidia Corp

Device 01B3h Unknown

Command 0507h (I/O Access, Memory Access, BusMaster, System Errors, Interrupt Disable)

Status 0010h (Has Capabilities List, Fast Timing)

Revision A3h, Header Type 01h, Bus Latency Timer 00h

Self test 00h (Self test not supported)

Cache line size 32 Bytes (8 DWords)

PCI Class Bridge, type PCI to PCI

Address 0 is a Memory Address (anywhere in 0-4Gb) : F6EFC000h

PCI Bridge Information:

Primary Bus Number 1, Secondary Bus Number 2, Subordinate Bus Number 4

Secondary Bus Command 001Bh (parity detection, VGA mapping)

Secondary Bus Status 0000h

Secondary Bus Latency 00h

I/O Port Range Passed to Secondary Bus : 0000C000h to 0000DFFFh (32-bit)

Memory Range Passed to Secondary Bus : F6F00000h to FBDFFFFFh

Prefetchable Memory Range Passed to Secondary Bus : 00000000A0000000h to 00000000DFFFFFFFh

New Capabilities List Present:

Power Management Capability, Version 1.1

Does not support low power State D1 or D2

Supports PME# signalling from mode(s) D0, D3hot, D3cold

PME# signalling is currently disabled

Current Power State : D0 (Device operational, no power saving)

3.3v AUX Current required : 0mA (Self powered)

PCI Express Capability, Version 1

Device/Port Type :

Upstream port of PCI Express Switch

Device Capabilities :

Upstream Port Power Data :

Slot Power Limit Value : 0.000 Watts

Device Control :

Unsupported Request Severity is Non-Fatal

Device Status :

Non-Fatal Error Detected

Unsupported Request Detected

Link Capabilities :

Maximum Link Speed : 2.5Gb/s

Maximum Link Width : x16

Link Port Number : 0

Link Control :

Common Clock Configuration In Use

Link Status :

Current Link Speed : 2.5Gb/s

Current Link Width : x16

there are 3 of these unknowns in my NERD output, this is the n100 SLI bridge chip. It wont shown up in device manager as its a hidden device.

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Here it is.

Even if you can prove that I have the nvidia chip, I still win anyway since it works. :)

Note that I ran this while hooked up to the Samsung 50" plasma over HDMI, so the LCD details are not for my laptop's screen.

LaptopVideo2Go_LogFile.txt

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taken direct from your NERD output Bill:

Bus 1 (PCI Express), Device Number 0, Device Function 0

Vendor 10DEh Nvidia Corp

Device 01B3h Unknown

Command 0407h (I/O Access, Memory Access, BusMaster, Interrupt Disable)

Status 0010h (Has Capabilities List, Fast Timing)

Revision A3h, Header Type 01h, Bus Latency Timer 00h

Self test 00h (Self test not supported)

Cache line size 32 Bytes (8 DWords)

PCI Class Bridge, type PCI to PCI

Address 0 is a Memory Address (anywhere in 0-4Gb) : D0300000h

PCI Bridge Information:

Primary Bus Number 1, Secondary Bus Number 2, Subordinate Bus Number 4

Secondary Bus Command 000Ch (ISA mapping, VGA mapping)

Secondary Bus Status 0000h

Secondary Bus Latency 00h

I/O Port Range Passed to Secondary Bus : 00002000h to 00003FFFh (32-bit)

Memory Range Passed to Secondary Bus : D1000000h to D6FFFFFFh

Prefetchable Memory Range Passed to Secondary Bus : 00000000B0000000h to 00000000CFFFFFFFh

New Capabilities List Present:

Power Management Capability, Version 1.1

Does not support low power State D1 or D2

Supports PME# signalling from mode(s) D0, D3hot, D3cold

PME# signalling is currently disabled

Current Power State : D0 (Device operational, no power saving)

3.3v AUX Current required : 0mA (Self powered)

PCI Express Capability, Version 1

Device/Port Type :

Upstream port of PCI Express Switch

Device Capabilities :

Upstream Port Power Data :

Slot Power Limit Value : 75.000 Watts

Device Control :

Unsupported Request Severity is Non-Fatal

Device Status :

Non-Fatal Error Detected

Unsupported Request Detected

Link Capabilities :

Maximum Link Speed : 2.5Gb/s

Maximum Link Width : x16

Link Port Number : 0

Link Control :

Common Clock Configuration In Use

Link Status :

Current Link Speed : 2.5Gb/s

Current Link Width : x16

Bus 2 (PCI Express), Device Number 0, Device Function 0

Vendor 10DEh Nvidia Corp

Device 01B3h Unknown

Command 0407h (I/O Access, Memory Access, BusMaster, Interrupt Disable)

Status 0010h (Has Capabilities List, Fast Timing)

Revision A3h, Header Type 01h, Bus Latency Timer 00h

Self test 00h (Self test not supported)

Cache line size 32 Bytes (8 DWords)

PCI Class Bridge, type PCI to PCI

PCI Bridge Information:

Primary Bus Number 2, Secondary Bus Number 3, Subordinate Bus Number 3

Secondary Bus Command 0004h (ISA mapping)

Secondary Bus Status 0000h

Secondary Bus Latency 00h

I/O Port Range Passed to Secondary Bus : 00002000h to 00002FFFh (32-bit)

Memory Range Passed to Secondary Bus : D1000000h to D3FFFFFFh

Prefetchable Memory Range Passed to Secondary Bus : 00000000B0000000h to 00000000BFFFFFFFh

New Capabilities List Present:

Power Management Capability, Version 1.1

Does not support low power State D1 or D2

Supports PME# signalling from mode(s) D0, D3hot, D3cold

PME# signalling is currently disabled

Current Power State : D0 (Device operational, no power saving)

3.3v AUX Current required : 0mA (Self powered)

PCI Express Capability, Version 1

Device/Port Type :

Downstream port of PCI Express Switch

Port Type :

Port is an Integrated Device

Device Control :

Unsupported Request Severity is Non-Fatal

Device Status :

Non-Fatal Error Detected

Unsupported Request Detected

Link Capabilities :

Maximum Link Speed : 2.5Gb/s

Maximum Link Width : x16

Link Port Number : 0

Link Control :

Common Clock Configuration In Use

Link Status :

Current Link Speed : 2.5Gb/s

Current Link Width : x16

Bus 2 (PCI Express), Device Number 1, Device Function 0

Vendor 10DEh Nvidia Corp

Device 01B3h Unknown

Command 0407h (I/O Access, Memory Access, BusMaster, Interrupt Disable)

Status 0010h (Has Capabilities List, Fast Timing)

Revision A3h, Header Type 01h, Bus Latency Timer 00h

Self test 00h (Self test not supported)

Cache line size 32 Bytes (8 DWords)

PCI Class Bridge, type PCI to PCI

PCI Bridge Information:

Primary Bus Number 2, Secondary Bus Number 4, Subordinate Bus Number 4

Secondary Bus Command 000Ch (ISA mapping, VGA mapping)

Secondary Bus Status 0000h

Secondary Bus Latency 00h

I/O Port Range Passed to Secondary Bus : 00003000h to 00003FFFh (32-bit)

Memory Range Passed to Secondary Bus : D4000000h to D6FFFFFFh

Prefetchable Memory Range Passed to Secondary Bus : 00000000C0000000h to 00000000CFFFFFFFh

New Capabilities List Present:

Power Management Capability, Version 1.1

Does not support low power State D1 or D2

Supports PME# signalling from mode(s) D0, D3hot, D3cold

PME# signalling is currently disabled

Current Power State : D0 (Device operational, no power saving)

3.3v AUX Current required : 0mA (Self powered)

PCI Express Capability, Version 1

Device/Port Type :

Downstream port of PCI Express Switch

Port Type :

Port is an Integrated Device

Device Control :

Unsupported Request Severity is Non-Fatal

Device Status :

Non-Fatal Error Detected

Unsupported Request Detected

Link Capabilities :

Maximum Link Speed : 2.5Gb/s

Maximum Link Width : x16

Link Port Number : 1

Link Control :

Common Clock Configuration In Use

Link Status :

Current Link Speed : 2.5Gb/s

Current Link Width : x16

Bus 3 (PCI Express), Device Number 0, Device Function 0

Vendor 10DEh Nvidia Corp

Device 0409h Unknown

Command 0006h (Memory Access, BusMaster)

Status 0010h (Has Capabilities List, Fast Timing)

Revision A1h, Header Type 00h, Bus Latency Timer 00h

Self test 00h (Self test not supported)

Cache line size 32 Bytes (8 DWords)

PCI Class Display, type 3D

Subsystem ID 09021558h Unknown

Subsystem Vendor 1558h Clevo/Kapok Computer

Address 0 is a Memory Address (anywhere in 0-4Gb) : D1000000h

Address 1 is a Memory Address (anywhere in 64-bit space, Prefetchable) : B0000000h

Address 3 is a Memory Address (anywhere in 64-bit space) : D2000000h

Address 5 is an I/O Port : 00002000h

System IRQ 16, INT# A

Expansion ROM of 128Kb decoded by this card (Currently disabled)

New Capabilities List Present:

Power Management Capability, Version 1.1

Does not support low power State D1 or D2

Does not support PME# signalling

Current Power State : D0 (Device operational, no power saving)

Message Signalled Interrupt Capability

MSI is disabled

MSI function can generate 64-bit addresses

PCI Express Capability, Version 1

Device/Port Type :

PCI Express Endpoint Device

Device Capabilities :

Device Control :

Unsupported Request Severity is Fatal

Device Status :

Link Capabilities :

Maximum Link Speed : 2.5Gb/s

Maximum Link Width : x16

Link Port Number : 0

Link Control :

Common Clock Configuration In Use

Link Status :

Current Link Speed : 2.5Gb/s

Current Link Width : x16

Bus 4 (PCI Express), Device Number 0, Device Function 0

Vendor 10DEh Nvidia Corp

Device 0409h Unknown

Command 0007h (I/O Access, Memory Access, BusMaster)

Status 0010h (Has Capabilities List, Fast Timing)

Revision A1h, Header Type 00h, Bus Latency Timer 00h

Self test 00h (Self test not supported)

Cache line size 32 Bytes (8 DWords)

PCI Class Display, type VGA

Subsystem ID 09021558h Unknown

Subsystem Vendor 1558h Clevo/Kapok Computer

Address 0 is a Memory Address (anywhere in 0-4Gb) : D6000000h

Address 1 is a Memory Address (anywhere in 64-bit space, Prefetchable) : C0000000h

Address 3 is a Memory Address (anywhere in 64-bit space) : D4000000h

Address 5 is an I/O Port : 00003000h

System IRQ 17, INT# A

Expansion ROM of 128Kb decoded by this card (Currently disabled)

New Capabilities List Present:

Power Management Capability, Version 1.1

Does not support low power State D1 or D2

Does not support PME# signalling

Current Power State : D0 (Device operational, no power saving)

Message Signalled Interrupt Capability

MSI is disabled

MSI function can generate 64-bit addresses

PCI Express Capability, Version 1

Device/Port Type :

PCI Express Endpoint Device

Device Capabilities :

Device Control :

Unsupported Request Severity is Fatal

Device Status :

Link Capabilities :

Maximum Link Speed : 2.5Gb/s

Maximum Link Width : x16

Link Port Number : 1

Link Control :

Common Clock Configuration In Use

Link Status :

Current Link Speed : 2.5Gb/s

Current Link Width : x16

please edit your topic title and thread content and your thread in the priv forum. Given your mod status your post totally undermines almost 4 months of research not justby me but by other people.

I have no idea why this 'workaround' posted by Grey works for 'some' people. Its either sloppy coding on nvidia's part or its something to do with specific hardware.

I must point out that this method only worked for me once, and i ended up with my performance halved (and SLI was enabled, my 3dmark score went from 8822 to 56xx)

the workarounds are NOT consistent.

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Actually Grey's method is the proper way to install it.

On desktop PCs Nvidia recommends to install one card first, then insert the other card into the system and install it.

Since it would be a pain removing laptop cards between reboots Grey's method is our only option.

I still don't believe its intentionally anticompetitive stuff though. I bet its just lackluster support for other SLI chips.

I want to know why you think yours doesn't work then if you have the same chip I have.

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i tried to install between 10-15 different driver versions of XP 32 bit. 3 different ways.

1. normal method - double click the setup.exe and let the install routine do its thing.

2. install each card seperately via device manager

3. double click setup.exe but abort the install process after it installs first card. then install second card via device manager.

1 of 2 things hapenend, either the drivers installed, but i got no SLI option at all in the control panel, or I'd black screen before the installation finished and then black screen on every boot (this second option only seemed to happen on the latest driver versions).

mostly they would install without any SLI options, regardless of installation method.

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  • 2 weeks later...

I think there's enough people in the SLi Community with new drivers installed now that's its safe to say it works. Perhaps 5 months ago that wasn't the case, but the drivers have now matured enough that whether or not you have this 'Nv100 chip' should no longer be an issue. Now it's a question of operating system and when will Vista be ready.

Woot to LaptopVideo2go for getting the site back up!

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