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24 Aug 2012  
smurfyy

Seven Ultimate 64bit /Macbuntu 10.10 32bit (desktop) Android 4.0.3 ICS (tablet)
 
 
Possible SLI setup?

Alright guys!

It's been a long time since I've posted here, so if I posted this in the wrong section, feel free to move. I thought I'd ask you guys before I spend some money.

Basically, I've bought 2 Nvidia geforce GTS240 1GB cards from my mate; 50 for the pair, both working lol. Amazing card. Now, I can run 1 atm fine, since I have a PCI-E x16 slot. What I want to know is if I can run the second card in SLI with the first, but using a PCI-E x1 slot.

I've read it's possible to run graphic cards in an x1 slot, it would just be at a slower speed, the x1 speed since there isn't as many 'lanes'.
I was planning to buy THIS or even THIS so I don't have to mangle the slot on the mobo, plus there's a heatsink in the way, pic of the mobo HERE; you can see the full sized x16 slot to the left of the x1 and the heatsink.

The SLI cable he gave me with the cards is quite long, so there's room for movement between the 2 cards.

The mobo and stuff is my sig rig btw.

Cheers guys!
Hoping this is possible
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