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Hooking up 2 Nvidia cards..NOT SLI

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
October 22, 2006 5:17:04 PM

I remember seeing this somewere but dont remember where and never read up on how to do it....Anybody know how? I know its possible..To hook up the two cards even though the board doesnt support sli..(mobo that is)
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October 23, 2006 3:10:14 PM

Is it for dualview ? if yes
Two Nvidia PCI graphics cards will do. 1 Nvidia AGP and 1 Nvidia PCI graphics card will do. 2 PCI-E graphics card and SLI disabled in Nvidia Control Panel will do too.
October 23, 2006 3:38:44 PM

Just plug in two cards...

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October 23, 2006 4:56:26 PM

Ok i think the question here would be..."Would u still have the effects/benefits of Sli without having a Sli certified mobo?" "Can u still enable sli just by simply putting in 2 cards?" "Simply putting in 2 cards without the Sli connector? Will it work?"
October 23, 2006 5:21:43 PM

Well, you need a two PCI-e slots. That is a must, I think.

A motherboard with a SLi chipset is best, a regular nVidia chipset is fine, an ATI chipset is flaky. There are mods to make boards with 2 PCI-e, but no SLi Chipset, into full SLi motherboards. Requires a bit of tweaking.

Need a SLi-Ready card, and not just for the SLi connection. Think it has an extra chip inside it, not sure.

SLi is mostly software, though. Just need the slots. You incur a small performance hit without the connector.

October 23, 2006 9:26:58 PM

Yea that was the question I should have put, Can I have two sli cards in a non sli mobo and have them work as sli...

I have a 7600GT SLI Ready, and I am going to get the MSI 975X mobo IF it supports Dx10 (wich i dont know yet) but hopfully it does...

Anyway..Can you show me the way to do that sli/tweaking thing u said about so i can learn and hopefully do it...

Thank You
October 24, 2006 12:03:56 AM

I've never fully investigated it, but you are looking for this patch:

nVidia SLi Patch

It lists your chipset as compatible.