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Windows 7: [HELP] Palit GTS 450 in SLI

16 Oct 2012   #1

windows 7 x64
 
 
[HELP] Palit GTS 450 in SLI

Hi! currently, I have one Palit GTS450 (Link of the exact product below) and planning on setting up an SLI of two of these cards;.
Code:
http://www.palit.biz/palit/vgapro.php?id=1373

my current PSU is a Corsair TX650W
Code:
http://www.corsair.com/tx650w.html/
my other components are.
i5-2500k 3.3GHz OC'ed to 4.6GHz. core voltage at 1.38V @ load.
my mobo is Asus P8P67 Deluxe
One 1TB Seagate SATA III Mech Hard Drive
One 320GB Seagate SATA II Mech Hard Drive
4x 4GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3-1600MHz
One 120mm 12V 1.3A Case Fan
One 120mm 12V 0.16A Case Fan
One HP dvd1260 DVD-RW Drive
One DeepCool IceDisk 2
Code:
http://www.deepcool-us.com/Product/ICEDISK2/
One 5.25 bay USB Hub
Code:
http://www.cdrking.com/index.php?mod=products&type=view&sid=11852&main=149
CPU Cooler is DeepCool IceEdge 400FE
Quote:
Technical Specifications
Overall Dimension 100X86X126.5mm
Fan Dimension 92X92X25mm
Net Weight 585g
Bearing Type Hydro Bearing
Rated Voltage 12VDC
Operating Voltage 10.8~13.2VDC
Started Voltage 7VDC
Rated Current 0.11±10%A(MAX)
Power Input 1.32W
FAN Speed 800±150~2000±10%RPM
MAX.Air Flow 36.18CFM
Noise 17.8~26.3dB(A)
Two 80x80 DC Fan with 12V 0.6A.
One 1GB Palit GTS450 GDDR5 (which I want to SLI)
and a 56K PCI Modem

according to this link
Code:
http://forum-en.msi.com/faq/article/printer/power-requirements-for-graphics-cards
the required is
Quote:
GeForce GTS 450 in SLi - 35A and a 600W PSU minimum
so. will my current configuration and PSU safe enough to do an SLI?


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16 Oct 2012   #2

 

I'm not sure, but 650W seems not so much to SLI 2 GTS 450, especially if you're overclocking your CPU...

Have you considered to sell your GTS 450 and get a better single card (like a GTX 660 or GTX 650 Ti)? adding a second GTS 450 will increase graphics performance by 85-90%, but not all programs supports SLI and maybe they will use only a songle GTS 450 for graphics.
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16 Oct 2012   #3

windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dorado View Post
I'm not sure, but 650W seems not so much to SLI 2 GTS 450, especially if you're overclocking your CPU...

Have you considered to sell your GTS 450 and get a better single card (like a GTX 660 or GTX 650 Ti)? adding a second GTS 450 will increase graphics performance by 85-90%, but not all programs supports SLI and maybe they will use only a songle GTS 450 for graphics.

yes.. I consider replacing a new one. yet buying another gts450 would be cheaper in my case.

what do you mean by "not all programs support..."? is SLI only good for some apps/games? I thought it was utilized by the OS and automatically configures it for all the programs that would be ran.
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16 Oct 2012   #4

 

some games and applications don't support multi-GPU tecnology and they won't use SLI features... But they will use only 1 GPU..
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16 Oct 2012   #5

Windows 7 x64 and numerous virtual machines
 
 

Dorado is correct. Better to sell the existing card and purchase a more powerful one card solution, less heat, less power draw, less stress on the power supply and a more reliable solution. My wife has a Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GV-N450OC-1GI GeForce GTS 450 (Fermi) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card with a http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817194078 Liberty power supply. She is not a gamer, except Scrabble, Bejeweled Blitz, Luxor etc. I remember calculating it all up (3 7200 rpm hard drives, DVD burner, video card, Athlon 4 core 630 cpu, 3 cooling fans) and decided on 720W for the PSU. After all it is the lady of the house!
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16 Oct 2012   #6

windows 7 x64
 
 

Well, your opinions made me think to replace it. Thanks guys! Btw. Is one gainward gtx570 phantom more powerful than sli of gts450?
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17 Oct 2012   #7

 

Yes, it is.
The GTX 570 offers more performance, draw less power and is less noisy.

a single GTX 570 will perform 50-60% better than 2 GTS 450 in SLI.
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17 Oct 2012   #8

Windows 7 x64 and numerous virtual machines
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dorado View Post
Yes, it is.
The GTX 570 offers more performance, draw less power and is less noisy.

a single GTX 570 will perform 50-60% better than 2 GTS 450 in SLI.
And you won't need another more powerful power supply to run 2 cards.
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17 Oct 2012   #9

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Indianatone View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dorado View Post
Yes, it is.
The GTX 570 offers more performance, draw less power and is less noisy.

a single GTX 570 will perform 50-60% better than 2 GTS 450 in SLI.
And you won't need another more powerful power supply to run 2 cards.
2 GTS 450 draw 200-220 Watts, and since you are overclocking the CPU and the pc has got multiple hard drives and several other components, 650W could be not so much.

However, in your case a 650W PPU would be fine for the GTX 570
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19 Oct 2012   #10

windows 7 x64
 
 

Thanks for the responses. Be getting a gtx570 soon instead of sli.
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