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2nd 8800gt or not ?

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
January 18, 2008 10:07:21 PM

I have one of the last MBs that had 2x full 16 PCI-E slots before AMD2 came out And am wondering if I add a 2nd 8800gt would i get bottlenecks?

A8N32 SLI Delux MB
AMD Athlon 4400+ 64x2 duel
2.21 Ghz 2.00 GB of Ram
600watt Zalman SLI ready PS ( heatpipe cooled )

is this worthy of an upgrade.. i am useing windows xp pro atm as well.. so should i go vista and 2 more gigs of ram ?

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January 18, 2008 10:15:10 PM

So that means you have an 939Socket?

Unless you're going to overclock your cpu, there will be a bottleneck in most games, but it really depends on the resolution you play on.

If you want to play Crysis mostly on high, it may be worth it.
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January 18, 2008 10:20:22 PM

What resolution do you play at? What games are you finding your system isn't cutting it as is?

I think in many games your cpu will hold back SLI 8800GT to a point it may not be worth it. I have found that overclocking my Q6600 from 2.4GHz to 3.0GHz boosted performance with two cards in Crysis, even at 1680x1050 2xaa/16xaf. In general, the higher the resolution you game at, and the more eye candy like fsaa you use, the more SLI will help. If you game at 1280x1024 on a 19" LCD, forget it. If you game at 1920x1200 on a 24" LCD, then it may benefit you. With that CPU, I would stick to one card and OC for added fps.
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January 18, 2008 10:50:36 PM

yes.. its is 989 and i play at 1900x1084?
January 18, 2008 10:59:53 PM

I'd go with pauldh's suggestion.

Get an after-market cooler and overclock.
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January 19, 2008 12:00:28 AM