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July 2, 2014 3:31:29 PM

how to see if my motherboard supports dual gpu?
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July 2, 2014 3:32:15 PM

M05K said:
how to see if my motherboard supports dual gpu?


Well what is it? If it has 2 or more PCIe 2.0 or 3.0 x8 or above slots, it is probably SLI/Crossfire compatible.
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a c 801 U Graphics card
a c 1202 V Motherboard
July 2, 2014 3:38:20 PM

Specs will state the board is SLI for Nvidia compatible or Crossfire for AMD compatible.
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July 2, 2014 3:45:18 PM

In HWiNFO64 this is what I get :

Motherboard Slots: 2xPCI Express x1, 2xPCI Express x16

USB Port Count: 10 ports
SATA Ports 2 and 3: Supported
SATA Port 1 6 Gb/s: Supported
SATA Port 0 6 Gb/s: Supported
PCI Interface: Supported
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Supported
PCI Express Ports 7 and 8: Supported
Data Center Manageability Interface (DCMI): Supported
Node Manager: Supported

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a c 801 U Graphics card
a c 1202 V Motherboard
July 2, 2014 3:46:40 PM

Name of your board or computer make and model?
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July 2, 2014 3:50:37 PM

Motherboard Model: ASUS M51AC
Motherboard Chipset: Intel H87 (Lynx Point)
PCI Express Version Supported: v3.0
USB Version Supported: v3.0


Computer Brand Name: ASUS M51AC

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a c 801 U Graphics card
a c 1202 V Motherboard
July 2, 2014 3:58:35 PM

It can't run Dual cards ....Sorry.
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July 2, 2014 4:02:03 PM

Dual cards like 2 Cards running right?

Im talking about running the 4870 X2 Sorry I didnt said.
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a c 801 U Graphics card
a c 1202 V Motherboard
July 2, 2014 4:18:18 PM

No , the board doesn't support dual cards.
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July 2, 2014 4:21:16 PM

But the graphic card only fills 1 slot...

Where did you saw that btw?
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a c 801 U Graphics card
a c 1202 V Motherboard
July 2, 2014 4:23:30 PM

Expansion Slots
2 x PCI-e x 1
1 x PCI-e x 4 *1
1 x PCI-e x 16
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a c 801 U Graphics card
a c 1202 V Motherboard
July 2, 2014 4:27:26 PM

Your board can support it if it fits in your case , I thought you meant you wanted to use 2 cards.
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July 2, 2014 4:29:18 PM

Im sorry SR-73 Blackbird, Like I said the model was 4870 x2 , I think you though X2 means 2 Graphic Cards. But this one is like 2 card in just 1, so it supports right?
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a c 801 U Graphics card
a c 1202 V Motherboard
July 2, 2014 4:30:47 PM

Just make sure the length of the card fits your case , you do have a slot open for it .
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July 2, 2014 4:33:15 PM

Oki doki, so no worries on using a card which is like 2 card only with 1 PCI-E x16 right?

But yea im going to see. One more question Blackbird

Do I need to use Antistatic wrist strap?

Really thank you for your help :D 
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a c 801 U Graphics card
a c 1202 V Motherboard
July 2, 2014 4:36:27 PM

To ground yourself just touch the chassis before you mess with the card etc.

You can use a strap , but I don't.

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a c 801 U Graphics card
a c 1202 V Motherboard
July 2, 2014 4:37:00 PM

Most cards are double wide but consume 1 slot.
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July 2, 2014 4:38:01 PM

Thank you, so like I said, no worries about using a this model of card which is like 2 GRAPHICS card's only with 1 PCI-E x16 right?
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a c 801 U Graphics card
a c 1202 V Motherboard
July 2, 2014 4:39:10 PM

Bake sure both slots are open on the back of the case where you put the card in also.
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a c 801 U Graphics card
a c 1202 V Motherboard
July 2, 2014 4:43:29 PM

Look at the red outline you will need to remove both covers for the card.

It will look like this with card installed.
:D 

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July 2, 2014 4:45:05 PM

Yea but that its not hard I think, it's pretty easy.

Last question: no worries about using a this model of card which is like 2 GRAPHICS card's one 1 Graphic card with 1 PCI-E x16 right?
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a c 801 U Graphics card
a c 1202 V Motherboard
July 2, 2014 4:45:55 PM

Yes it's meant to go in only one PCIE slot.
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July 2, 2014 4:47:04 PM

Blackbird, really thank you for your time and your help.

Really thank you :D D
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a c 801 U Graphics card
a c 1202 V Motherboard
July 2, 2014 4:47:25 PM

No problem!!!!!!!
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July 2, 2014 4:50:48 PM

Im going to buy a new PSU too, an XFX 750w Core edition is it good?

And a new RAM too, Kingstone Hyper X 4 GB
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a c 801 U Graphics card
a c 1202 V Motherboard
July 2, 2014 4:57:16 PM

650w is more than enough.

You will need the new psu for that card.
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July 2, 2014 5:01:37 PM

the 750w is like more 10 euro I think its worth, what you think?
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a c 801 U Graphics card
a c 1202 V Motherboard
July 2, 2014 5:03:13 PM

If it fits in the case that's fine can't hurt.
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July 2, 2014 5:13:30 PM

Its the same size as 650w edition

17.0 x 15.0 x 8.6 cm
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a c 801 U Graphics card
a c 1202 V Motherboard
July 2, 2014 5:14:43 PM

What's the size of your current PSU?
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July 2, 2014 5:25:04 PM

Its like that one I think, my computer is an M51AC Asus
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a c 801 U Graphics card
a c 1202 V Motherboard
July 2, 2014 5:27:20 PM

If you think it can fit 750w can' hurt.
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July 2, 2014 5:28:20 PM

True :) 
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July 2, 2014 5:45:30 PM

Thats an ATX Power Supply, so it should have the retail dimensions, the modular ones are bigger.

Correct me if Im wrong
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a c 801 U Graphics card
a c 1202 V Motherboard
July 2, 2014 5:46:14 PM

Sometimes but all makes very on the sizes.
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