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Windows 7: Can you SLI on a motherboard that is not compatible with SLI?

08 Jul 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
Can you SLI on a motherboard that is not compatible with SLI?

Title basically says it all, I was running a gtx 550ti & gtx 660 but I am going to be removing the 550ti and I would like to SLI my gtx 660 if I get another one. Is it possible to SLI? If so how? I mainly only have the budget for another 660 but if I had a little more money would it be worth it to upgrade the the 700 series?
My PC Specs:
CPU: Intel Core i5-3750k 3.5ghz
GPU: Nvidia GTX 660
Nvidia GTX 550ti
PSU: Corsair CX750 Plus Bronze Power Supply
RAM: 8gb g-skill ripjaw
Motherboard: Asus P8 Z77-VLX

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08 Jul 2013   #2

Win8/8.1,Win7-U64, Vista U64, uncounted Linux distor's

From ASUS...

The ASUS P8Z77-V LX motherboard features the Intel Z77 chipset supporting the Intel LGA1155 3rd/2nd Generation Intel Core i7 Processors. ASUS DIGI+VRM technology offers full digital voltage regulation for real-time power control, unequaled stability and the most precise power delivery available in a mainstream platform. EPU conserves energy by intelligently moderating power and load requirements in real-time. Intel 3rd generation Core processors supports PCIe 3.0 for AMD Quad-GPU CrossFireX Technology support.
If it well run Crossfire I think it should run SLI but ASUS does not actually list SLI.
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08 Jul 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Thanks for the reply! looks like I am going to go ahead and try this!
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08 Jul 2013   #4

Win 7 Pro x64, Win 10 Pro x64, Linux Light x86

Hi kingofblob

It does not say in your system spec but Crossfire or SLI is mainly for high resolutions but do try it and please do post your findings :)
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08 Jul 2013   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Will do! Just placed the order for the bridge and the card, expected delivery will be around July 11 or 12. Expect an update then! :)
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08 Jul 2013   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

While you are waiting you could do a little research on the Asus Forum

ASUSTeK Computer Inc.-Forum-
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09 Jul 2013   #7

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM

The P8 Z77-VLX only supports Crossfire. the P8 Z77-V supports both.
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09 Jul 2013   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-BIT

If only you have an AMD motherboard then you could just Hybrid Crossfire any video card with the integrated one.
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09 Jul 2013   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

So I have been doing a little research since yesterday and I came across something called "Hyper SLI" anyone else heard of it? I think its suppose to help non-SLI motherboards run SLI
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09 Jul 2013   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box (64-bit installed) + Service Pack 1

kob, it's best to share links to your INFO for scrutiny.

Someone said your motherboard is Crossfire only, if true, you need 2 AMD cards.

When in doubt, call the manufacturer and ask them directly is your best bet!

HyperSLI spelled out here, probably asking a bit much, but good luck:

Hyper SLI Hack v7.0c How-To Guide : Jason CrossFireX, The All-in-One PC Hardware & Software Dealer!
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