First post, by BoYan
I need help to overcome system problem of not being able to run V2 in SLI in a multiprocessor PC.
My configuration is:
MB: Supermicro P6DGS, intel i440GX chipset
CPU: 2 x P3 Katmai 500 Mhz
RAM: 4 x 256 MB
Primary GPU (tried several): Nvidia TNT2 M64 / GF2 MX400 / Radeon Rage 128 Pro / etc.
Secondary GPU: paired 2x Gainward Dragon 3000 - V 2 12 MB in SLI
Sound: Creative AWE 64 Value
HDD - not important
no CD / DVD
System: Win 2K SP4, directX 7.0 - 8.1 - 9.0b (tried all of them)
Problem I am experiencing is that the V2 cards are present and recognized in system (and also 3dfx control panel), but they simply do not work - when I try to run glide demo (such as Borg or Donut), let alone try a game, the screen goes black, monitor shows that it is receiving signal, sound continues, but no image. I tried several drivers for Win 2K, such as official 1.02, Gold drivers 4.0 and PeDiniz (recommended by a friend), and none of them seem to work.
I found somewhere that V2 don't go well with SMP systems, but I had the same combination of cards in Abit BP6 working just fine, so what can be the reason for the problem? P6DGS has official multiprocessor support (i440GX), while Abit works on regular i440BX chipset, which is capable of 2 CPUs by Abit's hack...
I've noticed that Supermicro P6DGS is recognized as MPS system, while Abit BP6 is seen as multiprocessor ACPI system, does it make a difference?
Thanks for suggestions and all experiences are welcome!