11-10-2013 03:39 PM
I bought a ideapad y500 a few months ago and I just now was looking too duel cards but I have no SLI option in Nivdia control panel which leads me to believe I dont have a SLI bridge. I have windows 8.1 and ive seen how the option is gone because of some bug and that you need to downgrade to an earlier version. Does the y500 come with a bridge to duel cards or do I have to buy one seperatly and install it.
11-10-2013 03:57 PM
You do not need any bridge. You do need another GPU in ultrabay. Do you have it?
11-10-2013 04:35 PM - edited 11-10-2013 04:37 PM
Ya i do, it came with it but the second one is currently with an error code 43:
I cant figure out how to fix it. I tried re-intalling and it fixes until i restart. I tried restarting, taking out the battery, putting battery back in and restarting. I have 8.1 and im thinking thats the cause cause I never noticed till I updated.
11-10-2013 04:48 PM
I'm afraid your Ultrabay GPU has broken down. If it's still under warranty contact Lenovo and have them check it.
11-10-2013 05:20 PM
The bridge is optional. It is used to send data between cards directly without going trough PCI-E. I do not know if there's bridge or not, but either way bridge is just a physical connection. It doesn't have to be a separate part. It might be a part of the mainboard and the Ultrabay GPU connects to it directly. It's also possibly all data goes through PCI-E.
11-12-2013 04:07 PM
Well it failed once, it will probably fail again. I'd have it checked anyway if I were you.