New To SLI

  dumb_haddik 12:07 25 Oct 07
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In January, i purchased a XFX nvidia 6600gt which said on the box it supports SLI.

My motherboard only has a single pci-e slot, so to use SLI, do i need to upgrade my mboard?

Also, when using SLI, do i need to have both the same graphic cards, as i am having trouble finding a 6600gt

Thanks.

  User-1159794 13:37 25 Oct 07

Yes,you would need to update your board.I think you need the same cards, but not sure.

6600GT's here.click here

I have run 2 6600GT's on an ASUS A8N32-SLI DELUXE board and later this year I am going back to a single card,either a 8800gts or Radeon HD 2900Pro as I do not think that SLI is very good.

  keef66 13:49 25 Oct 07

If you already have a decent cpu and power supply I suggest you keep your single slot motherboard, sell the 6600GT, and upgrade to an 8800gts card.

Much better bet than buying a new SLI mobo and a second graphics card

  Acx 13:56 25 Oct 07

All you will end up with is two 6600gts (which are a few years old now).

You might have to upgrade the PSU as well.

Upgrading your 6600 to a single good card (one like like Rapscallion or keef66 suggested) would allow you to play all the latest games anyway.

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