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Windows 7: Dual Nvidia geforce 9600gts good idea?

03 Aug 2010   #1
Internet Badass

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Dual Nvidia geforce 9600gts good idea?

Hi, I am thinking about getting another Nvida geforce 9600gt and linking them. The only problem is that I cant remember what the cord is that connects them is called. Oh, and Do you think I should do it also??




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03 Aug 2010   #2
A Guy

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It's called SLI. Make sure your MB supports SLI and you have 2 PCI slots. If when running 2 slots it defaults each to x8, you will lose performance. You would be better served to buy 1 high quality GPU, depending on your actual hardware. There are power issues as well. Here is a link on 2 SLI 9600's for some reference:

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You can update your specs with more detail if you want us to look. A Guy
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03 Aug 2010   #3
Internet Badass

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
It's called SLI. Make sure your MB supports SLI and you have 2 PCI slots. If when running 2 slots it defaults each to x8, you will lose performance. You would be better served to buy 1 high quality GPU, depending on your actual hardware. There are power issues as well. Here is a link on 2 SLI 9600's for some reference:

HERE

You can update your specs with more detail if you want us to look. A Guy
My MB? and I have 3 pci slots
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03 Aug 2010   #4
jaypels

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Hi, I am thinking about getting another Nvida geforce 9600gt and linking them. The only problem is that I cant remember what the cord is that connects them is called. Oh, and Do you think I should do it also??
if you do that, your build will simply be badass (forgive the pun; it might not be funny ) what's your purpose for doing that? is it for gaming for multiple screens?
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03 Aug 2010   #5
Internet Badass

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jaypels View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Internet Badass View Post
Hi, I am thinking about getting another Nvida geforce 9600gt and linking them. The only problem is that I cant remember what the cord is that connects them is called. Oh, and Do you think I should do it also??
if you do that, your build will simply be badass (forgive the pun; it might not be funny ) what's your purpose for doing that? is it for gaming for multiple screens?
Gaming mostly. Well i'm thinking about the future, maybe in a couple years, when the nvidia geforce 9600gt will be cheaper (right now runs for about $150), so it matches the performance of
really high end cards. Instead of just getting 1 really high end card. I might do it in shorter time than I think though. A single nvidia geforce 9600gt has two dvi inputs so I wouldnt have to buy another one to do dual screens either.
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03 Aug 2010   #6
Solarstarshines

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

9600gt $150.00? i could of sworn i seen it at staples today for $64.50 on clearance
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04 Aug 2010   #7
Lordbob75

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Internet Badass View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
It's called SLI. Make sure your MB supports SLI and you have 2 PCI slots. If when running 2 slots it defaults each to x8, you will lose performance. You would be better served to buy 1 high quality GPU, depending on your actual hardware. There are power issues as well. Here is a link on 2 SLI 9600's for some reference:

HERE

You can update your specs with more detail if you want us to look. A Guy
My MB? and I have 3 pci slots
PCI slots are used for other cards, those video cards should use PCIe, which most (cheaper) motherboards only have one of.
The slot should be black, with the PCIs (the ones you can't use) being white.

~Lordbob
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04 Aug 2010   #8
Internet Badass

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Internet Badass View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
It's called SLI. Make sure your MB supports SLI and you have 2 PCI slots. If when running 2 slots it defaults each to x8, you will lose performance. You would be better served to buy 1 high quality GPU, depending on your actual hardware. There are power issues as well. Here is a link on 2 SLI 9600's for some reference:

HERE

You can update your specs with more detail if you want us to look. A Guy
My MB? and I have 3 pci slots
PCI slots are used for other cards, those video cards should use PCIe, which most (cheaper) motherboards only have one of.
The slot should be black, with the PCIs (the ones you can't use) being white.

~Lordbob
I have 2 white pci solts and 4 blue and black pci connectors
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04 Aug 2010   #9
Internet Badass

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
9600gt $150.00? i could of sworn i seen it at staples today for $64.50 on clearance
it was probably a 9500gt, those sell for around 75$
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04 Aug 2010   #10
freaky88

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9600gt is 150? i got my 9800gt for 110....
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