Just using a benchmark app, like 3DMark?
is there a diagnostics software then can tell me for sure if my card is failing?
ok i need a real good tech to help me out. i am having some serious problems with this laptop, i have
2 X 512 9750 GTX
1 7500 rpm 100g sata HDD
2.33 duel core
about 4 months ago i installed windows XP home after i had some issues, come to find out while playing WoW with a framerate of 15 i looked at my SLi config and saw it was not activated. so i activated it and got the Nvid4_Disp endless loop BSOD, just from enabling SLI, and this loop happens before im able to log in. so i updated my driver, and the new nvidia drver from alienware causes my scren to go black COMPLETLEY and forces me to do a system restore. so i formatted and put windows XP Pro, and i have the same exact problem. so i put Windows vista 32 bit, and all of the video drivers cause my screen to go black. even after restarts, but the endles sloop is gone because my computer does not crash. i can tell by the hard drive activity.
i have opened the laptop and verified my ram is in place and the SLi cable is secure and the Video cards are secure.
my system reconizes both video cards in device manager
i instal the drivers starting with chipset and then video card drivers.
so in a nutshell when i enable SLi my system is stuck in an endless loop Nvid4_disp. i can play with 1 video card enabled i guess. does this mean one of my cards died?
if so what one? and also what are some other causes. i even set optimal defaults in my BIOS.... HELP!!!!!!!
also i just tried to instal one of the video card drivers from alienware, when it finished my screen did the testing part where it turns off and on, and then it stayed black. i pluged in an external monitor and hit FN + F3 and the video displayed on my external monitor, and i restarted like the driver asked me to. when i got back to the loading screen my color was in 4bit and i went to look at my adapter and i had an error stating that my driver was written for a previous version of windows and is not compatible with this version. WTF! so the XP driver was written for XP and is no longer compatible with XP. this is also one of the issues i had with XP home. and i just re installed the driver with the 4 bit graphics going and after restart my screen is BLACK... im about to hulk smash somthing real fast....