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Windows 7: need some information about Nvidia SLI

19 Mar 2011   #1
extremed

windows 7
 
 
need some information about Nvidia SLI

Hi

im using a pc with core 2 duo E7300 , motherboard - DG35EC intel, VGA - 9500GT nvidia, 4GB DDR2 RAM

im thinking of getting a new Video card maybe a 9800GT. is it possible to use both video cards 9500GT and a 9800GT with SLI technology?

if possible what is the motherboard i should get?

Sorry for the language errors.

Thanks


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19 Mar 2011   #2
crayonmuncher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

No you cannont do that for several reasons.

First with sli you need to use the same card numbers, for example two 9800's, usually it is prefered that you have two of the exact same card, same brand, core clock, vram etc.

Second your motherboard does not support multiple gpu setups.

Third, (although related to the second) that mobo only has one pci express slot, so there would be nowhere to put the second gpu any how.
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19 Mar 2011   #3
simmo

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by extremed View Post
Hi

im using a pc with core 2 duo E7300 , motherboard - DG35EC intel, VGA - 9500GT nvidia, 4GB DDR2 RAM

im thinking of getting a new Video card maybe a 9800GT. is it possible to use both video cards 9500GT and a 9800GT with SLI technology?

if possible what is the motherboard i should get?

Sorry for the language errors.

Thanks
No you can't and you need a SLI capable notherboard. And preferably a SLI rated PSU.
You could run 2 x 9800 GT's in SLI with a 9500 set as a dedicated PhysX card separate to the 98's. However that would require a Motherboard with the necessary PCI slots and a PSU capable or powering it all.

If you buy a board look for a SLI capable board..Gigabyte, ASUS e.g..It will be mentioned on board specs..if your unsure link it here and someone will tell you yes or no..I stopped using a core duo a while ago but the board I was using then was a EVGA branded...780i SLI from memory...not sure if you can get them now tho.
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19 Mar 2011   #4
extremed

windows 7
 
 

thanks for the info. i guess my option is for go for a 1 new good card instead of SLI.

what brand you preferred nvidia or ATI ?
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19 Mar 2011   #5
simmo

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by extremed View Post
thanks for the info. i guess my option is for go for a 1 new good card instead of SLI.

what brand you preferred nvidia or ATI ?
Personally atm i prefer NV...tho i swap around depending on whats the best at the time.
A NV GTX 460 1Gb card would be a nice upgrade for you if you can find a new one..failing that a 560/570 and if you want to go ATI then a 6850/6870 1gb versions of.

Bear in mind these cards use a lot more power. Yoi need to see if your PSU will run them and check to see if it has the required connectors..tho most cards come with adaptors.
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19 Mar 2011   #6
crayonmuncher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

what do want to use the computer for, games i take as you were talking about sli, whats is your budget and what games do you play/looking to play?
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19 Mar 2011   #7
extremed

windows 7
 
 

100-150$ is my budget and looking to play crysis 2 etc..
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19 Mar 2011   #8
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Not a big gamer here, but you might want to consider nVidia GTX 460 based cards, or ATI Radeon 6850 cards.

Either would require a 450W power supply with two 6 pin PCI-E power connectors. (You may be able to use a molex-to-PCI-E power adapter, but it's not the preferred approach.)
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19 Mar 2011   #9
simmo

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by extremed View Post
100-150$ is my budget and looking to play crysis 2 etc..
I assume your based stateside of the pond...$150 should get you close to a 6850 or 460 card..don't know what the Crysis 2 Video requirements might be tho..the first game was a killer on the then hi end gear...this one has been consolefied tho so maybe it wont be so hard to run with luck.
You will need 2 x6 pin connectors tho and preferably a dedicated rail for the card but as I said you could use a molex adaptor normally supplied with the card but as stated above it's not the prefered option
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19 Mar 2011   #10
crayonmuncher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

HD6850 just eges out the gtx 460, here is one $149.99 after reabte with a free $10.00 gift card.

Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100315L Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

Not sure if it would bottlernect that cpu tho, as said above you need to make sure your psu can handle it, do you know the make and model?
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