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RUNNING 2 X1900s WITH NVIDIA NFORCE 4 SLI ?

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April 20, 2006 8:07:41 PM

Could anyone tell me whether it is possible to run two X1900 cards in SLI on a nvidia nFORCE4 mobo (Asus A8N32 DELUXE) or do you need a crossfire board ??? Your help will be much appreciated !
April 20, 2006 11:24:19 PM

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Oh it's guaranteed alright. I've just been informed that ATi didn't put a lock on their Catalyst driver for nVidia chipsets.

Crossfire works 100% with zero problems on nForce4 SLI based mobo.

Interesting.... 8O 8O 8O


But still, I'll be safer with A8R32-MVP instead of a SLI mobo.

You'll be safer with your Radeon 9550 :) . It's very nice to know that you can run Crossfire on an SLI motherboard, but why not just get the Crossfire board in the first place?
April 21, 2006 12:34:15 AM

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nForce crap


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April 21, 2006 1:06:01 AM

no 9550 is a crapped 9600. the 9500 will be in the hall of fame
April 21, 2006 2:08:24 AM

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nForce crap


!!!!
nForce4 SLI is an outdated POS chipset. 8)

EDITED: BTW, still doesn't beat the value of EPoX 9NPA+ SLI of course if you're on the cheap side like me.

!!!!!!!!!!!

There's no need to put out a new chipset until AM2 comes out, Conroes hop out, and DX10 cards come out with like 32x PCI-E slots lol.

BTW: Your EPoX is an EPoS. LOL PWNT!
April 21, 2006 2:48:30 AM

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You'll be safer with your Radeon 9550 :) .

I'll be safer knocking you out. :twisted:

Plus, 9550 is classic chip, and will be in the Video Card Hall of Fame :wink:

Come to think of it, the X600 is a 9600 for PCI-E. If your 9550 is a crapped 9600, it's not so much worse than my X600. But I'm not bottlenecking my crappy card with an Athlon T-Bird and 384MB of PC100; I'm raping it with a fried P4. My 3700+ Sandy is on the way, so I can unleash the full potential of my crappy card. I'm hoping that with some CPU overclocking and a lot of GPU overclocking, I can get the highest X600 score on 3DMark05.
a b U Graphics card
April 21, 2006 9:42:08 AM

"Plus, 9550 is classic chip, and will be in the Video Card Hall of Fame"

It will be there right behind my PCI S3 Virge 4mb card, a true classic!
a b U Graphics card
April 21, 2006 9:43:36 AM

"I'm hoping that with some CPU overclocking and a lot of GPU overclocking, I can get the highest X600 score on 3DMark05."

Not quite the same as running a 4 minute mile, but....ok! :-)
April 21, 2006 6:42:00 PM

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BTW: Your EPoX is an EPoS. LOL PWNT!

EPoX pwnz j00

Xpress3200(RD580) already has support for Socket AM2 yer a$$.

lol And ATI Boards suck. Even ATI fanboys advise against buying an ATI chipset board unless you REALLY want to run X-fire.
April 21, 2006 7:16:28 PM

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AMD Athlon Thunderbird PWNZ YOU F00L, nothing stands in its way. Also PC100 RAM is a total classic.


What is this?? Radeon 9500 hall-of-fame? PC100 is a total classic?

Man check ma EDO SIMMS, total classic hall of fame.
April 21, 2006 7:24:22 PM

Meh.

How come Action_Man hasn't jumped on this one with his keyboard yet? Or is that pleasure reserved only for 9_inch?
April 21, 2006 11:50:09 PM

SLI boards have been around longer and may perform better or offer more features? This was true with the first Crossfire boards compared to the SLI boards at the time, although it may be a very different story now.
April 22, 2006 6:25:17 AM

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oh and again why run even one ATI card on a SLI board?


umm... cause it's fun? :D 
April 22, 2006 10:04:42 PM

lol, ya... i figured that was what you meant, just wanted to chime in w/ some adversity. Gotta keep things lively ;) 

to be honest, I think the ati and Nv chipsets are the only viable options for amd. Via and others just don't hold up, and w/ via's past stability issues w/ some mobos that is just not good.

If you don't plan on xfire or sli, then the choice is only for stability, performance and connectivity. They are close but IMHO I think Nv squeaks out ahead... by a hair. I like the single chip on the Nv one I have and the passive cooling. (the ati one has passive cooling too, but not a single chip, ULI s/b right?)

If you even have an inkling of desire for dual vid-cards then you need to stick w/ the chipset for your video of choice... I would not bank on getting xfire to run on an Nv mobo. (although I may try it one day just for giggles and for the fun of cranking on my system) :twisted:
April 22, 2006 11:13:17 PM

when did this take place,I missed the news. Do you have a link on how to set it up or is it just plug and play in the drivers. I have a nv4 sli board and a x1800. With the price drop Xfire looks like and opion.
April 22, 2006 11:34:21 PM

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Oh it's guaranteed alright. I've just been informed that ATi didn't put a lock on their Catalyst driver for nVidia chipsets.

Crossfire works 100% with zero problems on nForce4 SLI based mobo.


That makes since though, ATI taking advantage of the Nforce4 SLI chipset to sell their product. Brilliant. :D 
April 23, 2006 12:43:33 AM

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Meh.

How come Action_Man hasn't jumped on this one with his keyboard yet? Or is that pleasure reserved only for 9_inch?


9_inch gives himself pleasure with Action_Man's keyboard?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?
April 23, 2006 2:24:42 AM

So you need a master card when using a nv cheapset? Do they still make them?
April 23, 2006 2:42:06 AM

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You'll be safer with your Radeon 9550 :) .

I'll be safer knocking you out. :twisted:

Plus, 9550 is classic chip, and will be in the Video Card Hall of Fame :wink:

Come to think of it, the X600 is a 9600 for PCI-E. If your 9550 is a crapped 9600, it's not so much worse than my X600. But I'm not bottlenecking my crappy card with an Athlon T-Bird and 384MB of PC100; I'm raping it with a fried P4. My 3700+ Sandy is on the way, so I can unleash the full potential of my crappy card. I'm hoping that with some CPU overclocking and a lot of GPU overclocking, I can get the highest X600 score on 3DMark05.
AMD Athlon Thunderbird PWNZ YOU F00L, nothing stands in its way. Also PC100 RAM is a total classic.

PC100 is only classic when it's paired with a p3 450MHz and a 16MB Diamond Viper.
April 23, 2006 2:50:58 AM

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I'm pretty sure they make the Master cards. You needed a Master on a Crossfire mobo, but I think you don't need one anymore.


If I'm not mistaken, it used to be that you didn't need a master card for the X1300 series. But the new drivers allow that with any cards.
April 23, 2006 3:14:40 AM

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You'll be safer with your Radeon 9550 :) .

I'll be safer knocking you out. :twisted:

Plus, 9550 is classic chip, and will be in the Video Card Hall of Fame :wink:

Come to think of it, the X600 is a 9600 for PCI-E. If your 9550 is a crapped 9600, it's not so much worse than my X600. But I'm not bottlenecking my crappy card with an Athlon T-Bird and 384MB of PC100; I'm raping it with a fried P4. My 3700+ Sandy is on the way, so I can unleash the full potential of my crappy card. I'm hoping that with some CPU overclocking and a lot of GPU overclocking, I can get the highest X600 score on 3DMark05.
AMD Athlon Thunderbird PWNZ YOU F00L, nothing stands in its way. Also PC100 RAM is a total classic.

PC100 is only classic when it's paired with a p3 450MHz and a 16MB Diamond Viper.

In 4 years all our computers will be "classics".
April 23, 2006 3:31:26 AM

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You'll be safer with your Radeon 9550 :) .

I'll be safer knocking you out. :twisted:

Plus, 9550 is classic chip, and will be in the Video Card Hall of Fame :wink:

Come to think of it, the X600 is a 9600 for PCI-E. If your 9550 is a crapped 9600, it's not so much worse than my X600. But I'm not bottlenecking my crappy card with an Athlon T-Bird and 384MB of PC100; I'm raping it with a fried P4. My 3700+ Sandy is on the way, so I can unleash the full potential of my crappy card. I'm hoping that with some CPU overclocking and a lot of GPU overclocking, I can get the highest X600 score on 3DMark05.
AMD Athlon Thunderbird PWNZ YOU F00L, nothing stands in its way. Also PC100 RAM is a total classic.

PC100 is only classic when it's paired with a p3 450MHz and a 16MB Diamond Viper.

In 4 years all our computers will be "classics".

The computer that I was just talking about is from 1998, making it 8 years old. In technology years, it's older than dirt.
April 23, 2006 3:36:42 AM

Why not? One should (ideal situation) be able to run SLI on a CrossFire board and CrossFire on an SLI board. If you want to sell chipsets you should add features. Mix and match should work both ways. SLI mobos of course out rank CrossFire boards in terms of install base but the ablility to run SLI on an RDxxx board would make sense as CroassFire on an SLI board does.

Buyer = the power to choose... if I had a board that supported both I would choose it over a limited solution if the price was relatively the same.

My two cents.
a b U Graphics card
April 23, 2006 12:44:37 PM

Until the ATI chipset boards can outframe/outbench the SLI boards in at least 7 out of 10 games, they will never be as popular, regardless of high HTT and mem clocks.
April 24, 2006 10:07:41 AM

I just thought i had to contribute to this whole "hall of fame" theme we haev going on here, i think my 2 x Voodoo 2 setup is a classic and deserves a place in the hall of fame.
April 24, 2006 10:29:11 AM

Nice, quantumsheep, but what I really wanna know is how you managed to get an extra gigabyte out of your 2x512mb RAM config :wink:
April 24, 2006 10:31:19 AM

oh dear...i think i better change that. I'm suprised noone else has mentioned that. Stupid typos :( 
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