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    Yes I had already updated the bios to 2.10 before installing the 670's. Saw a post at Overclock.net where a user was trying to install 680's in and had the same problem. He said that Asrock provided him with an updated bios 2.22A and that seemed to solve the problem. Unfortunately I cannot locate this bios online. Support ticket in to Asrock. Let's seen if they give me the updated bios.

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    That's good news, at least they're aware of, and are attempting to fix the problem. You'll have to let us know how you get on!
    CPU: Intel i7 2600K @3.4Ghz
    Motherboard: ASRock Z68 Extreme7 Gen3 with BIOS L2.22A
    RAM: Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (4 x 4GB)
    Graphics Card: MSI nVidia GTX 670 2GB x 2 (Model number: N670GTX-PM2D2GD5/OC )
    Sound Card: Asus Xonar D2X
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    Solid State Disk: Crucial M4 256GB
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    The user at Overclock.net emailed me the beta bios and appears to have fixed the resource problems and both cards are enabled. I can now enabled SLI. Slightly higher vcore temps with this bios but I'll have to adjust the offset voltage. If you want the bios I can email it to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pjrs View Post
    The user at Overclock.net emailed me the beta bios and appears to have fixed the resource problems and both cards are enabled. I can now enabled SLI. Slightly higher vcore temps with this bios but I'll have to adjust the offset voltage. If you want the bios I can email it to you.
    That would be great if you could. Thanks!


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    CPU: Intel i7 2600K @3.4Ghz
    Motherboard: ASRock Z68 Extreme7 Gen3 with BIOS L2.22A
    RAM: Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (4 x 4GB)
    Graphics Card: MSI nVidia GTX 670 2GB x 2 (Model number: N670GTX-PM2D2GD5/OC )
    Sound Card: Asus Xonar D2X
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    Exact same problem here too. I'm running a pair of MSI 680's which were going great until the BIOS update. Single card is fine but both together results in the no free resources error. I'd also love to get my hands on the 2.22A update if possible.

    TIA.

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    Thanks to pjrs, I have a copy of the Beta BIOS 2.22A.

    I was able to flash successfully, and once I had changed the settings in the BIOS, able to boot into Windows. Unfortunately, Device Manager still showed the same message "This device cannot find enough free resources that it can use. (Code 12)"

    After un-installing and re-installing the 2nd card physically, and also the drivers, with the same result, I removed the sound card from Slot 6 (Which is used in Tri-SLi) and booted into Windows.... Success! No error message, and a little pop-up telling me I could enable SLi if I desired!

    I then tried my sound card in Slot 5, and again was able to boot into Windows and there's still no error message in Device Manager.

    Now to fix the other problems!
    CPU: Intel i7 2600K @3.4Ghz
    Motherboard: ASRock Z68 Extreme7 Gen3 with BIOS L2.22A
    RAM: Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (4 x 4GB)
    Graphics Card: MSI nVidia GTX 670 2GB x 2 (Model number: N670GTX-PM2D2GD5/OC )
    Sound Card: Asus Xonar D2X
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    Solid State Disk: Crucial M4 256GB
    Hard Drives: 3 x Samsung F3 1TB (In R.A.I.D. 5)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coelicolour View Post
    So, it looks like it's not specific to MSI cards then or indeed the 2GB version.

    Did you update the BIOS before trying the GTX 670s? Or, did you have the same problem with an older BIOS?

    Looks like we might have to wait until ASRock releases a new BIOS.... :(
    I've just installed 2 x Asus GTX670 Direct CUII TOP in SLI but am having the same problem. Nothing else has changed, except replacing the 2 x
    Asus GTX580 Direct CUII
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    The only thing that gives temporary relief is removing the CMOS battery (clearing the jumper used to work but no longer does). The next time I have to re-start or shut down all that good work is undone, so I'm back to square one. At least I know both cards work in SLI, albeit briefly. I've also updated to the latest BIOS, updated the chipset drivers and re-installed Windows but that didn't work (as expected). I can't find any way to manually assign I/O, IRQ & DMA.

    This must be a pure BIOS issue but there shouldn't be any compatibility issues with any of our cards. I don't expect a magic fix but will just keep an eye out for the next BIOS/chipset updates.

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    A curious problem, I wonder if it is related to the limited number of PCIe lanes available on these platforms, in contrast to X58/i7-900 series CPU systems, that have more PCIe lanes.

    Shepster, did you check Device Manager, and Display Adapters, and check the Properties of your card(s). The Resources tab might show conflicts and might let you reassign IRQs, just a thought.

    You could also look at the System devices entries, which lists the PCIe Root Ports, which might reveal the conflict and allow juggling IRQs, if that is something you dare fool with.

    Those entries might show how that bad BIOS version is messing things up, if you're lucky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by parsec View Post
    A curious problem, I wonder if it is related to the limited number of PCIe lanes available on these platforms, in contrast to X58/i7-900 series CPU systems, that have more PCIe lanes.

    Shepster, did you check Device Manager, and Display Adapters, and check the Properties of your card(s). The Resources tab might show conflicts and might let you reassign IRQs, just a thought.

    You could also look at the System devices entries, which lists the PCIe Root Ports, which might reveal the conflict and allow juggling IRQs, if that is something you dare fool with.

    Those entries might show how that bad BIOS version is messing things up, if you're lucky.
    Parsec - good tips but I've been there, done that. I can't find any way of manually assigning any Resources (and I'm not sure I'd know what to do either) I've even tried looking for some Resources settings in the BIOS.

    This problem actually surfaced on the previous BOIS version, so maybe it's just something Asus haven't yet got to grips with. One thing I know for sure, their 1st-line support is s**t. It was as useful as a chocolate teapot and the suggestions looked disturbingly similar to some of the crap I've seen posted in Microsoft forums by 'experts' who cut & paste crap from Corn Flakes packets.

    I've read somewhere that disabling in-game SLI (I forgot to mention, this problem only happens when I'm gaming and the only game I play is BF3 (on ultra settings)) could work. I've just gone to Nvidia Control Panel -> Manage 3D Settings -> Program Settings -> Battlefield 3 and set 'SLI rendering mode' to 'Single GPU'. Only one way to find out...look out NOOBS!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shepster View Post
    I forgot to mention, this problem only happens when I'm gaming and the only game I play is BF3 (on ultra settings))
    Actually, it happens every time I restart the PC but the only time it happens in the middle of something is when I'm on BF3. I get a black screen and have to restart and when I get back in and go to Device Manager, both cards are disabled - the #1 card with a 'code 43' error ('Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems.') and #2 card with the old 'code 12' error.

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