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where to buy 4850 crossfire bridge?

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July 26, 2008 4:09:26 AM

Hello I recently purchased 2 MSI's AMD 4850 GPUS and they did not come with crossfirex bridges. I was wondering if anyone could point me to a good place to buy these that might be cheaper than contacting MSI (who should have gave them for free but wont). I live in the US if that helps :) . Thanks!
July 26, 2008 5:04:40 AM

If you look into this a little further, apparently there are 'CrossfireX Ready' releases that do not come with the bridge. You could pay $15-20 for a bridge, so consider the cost before you buy. Likely you know this now is what I'm thinking.
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July 26, 2008 5:29:31 AM

And my last 3 HIS purchases all came with two in the box. Silly the differences between manufacturers.
July 26, 2008 6:12:16 AM

wow guys, thanks for the responses! Im kind of noobish when it comes to ATI's platform so do u know if A) those HIS bridges work with 4850's for sure and B) if they are long enough to span a 2 PCI gap (as in card then 2 blank PCI slots then another card). Thanks again!
July 26, 2008 8:10:15 AM

The bridge in the link will work.
July 26, 2008 12:50:20 PM

sailormonz what motherboard are you using. You mentioned two pci slots between the ones you will be using. My motherboard has the same configuration, because of this my motherboard came with two crossfire bridges. Not many do but its worth checking the box with the extra stuff your motherboard came with if you have it...
July 26, 2008 2:56:46 PM

badge said:
MSI= "Missing Something Inside'. :sarcastic: 



HA, nice.
July 26, 2008 6:02:27 PM

AdioKIP said:
sailormonz what motherboard are you using. You mentioned two pci slots between the ones you will be using. My motherboard has the same configuration, because of this my motherboard came with two crossfire bridges. Not many do but its worth checking the box with the extra stuff your motherboard came with if you have it...


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

its an intel x38 mobo but it didn't come with the bridges unfortunately :( 
July 26, 2008 10:15:29 PM

sorry for posting again but if anyone has the dimensions for that crossfire bridge or can vouche for it being able to cross a 2 PCI slot gap (card - slot - slot- card) please post! thanks!
July 26, 2008 11:06:49 PM

Not sure.

HD4850 by PowerColor that I have came with one.
July 27, 2008 2:02:59 AM

Can't vouch, but from the looks of it, this fellow here http://forums.amd.com/gaming/messageview.cfm?catid=262&... (picture link http://img120.imageshack.us/img120/6522/watercoolednp2....) seems to have a regular length bridge on his P5E. No idea why he's using two (although as I recall two were required in the X1K series...).

Also, another fellow here http://forums.amd.com/game/messageview.cfm?catid=262&th... is also using one on his P5E.

You can get the bridge directly from ATi (or can try at any rate!) http://shop.ati.com/product.asp?sku=3186855 $10 apparently. It's the same part number as the one I have from my HiS HD 3870, so it should be the same and work.

July 27, 2008 7:51:08 AM

WoW Sus-penders you are a life saver! After your post i'm pretty convinced on what I should buy so thanks a bunch ^^.
July 27, 2008 4:25:48 PM

Maby you could find somebody like me who would be willing to sell their CF bridge that they are not using. ;) 

July 30, 2008 6:42:43 AM

Update for future references: The bridges work and do span a 2 slot gap. Sticker that came on the packaging says 6.5cm and it JUST fits this space. If your spacing is larger than 2 slots the normal adapters will not work :) . Hope this helps people in the future.
July 30, 2008 2:14:16 PM

sailormonz said:
Update for future references: The bridges work and do span a 2 slot gap. Sticker that came on the packaging says 6.5cm and it JUST fits this space. If your spacing is larger than 2 slots the normal adapters will not work :) . Hope this helps people in the future.


Now that I look at my motherboard again there are 2 slots in between the two I had to use, not one, thats why I needed the longer ones. Glad you got what you needed and things worked out for you.
July 30, 2008 4:05:19 PM

Great news! Hopefully the performance is blowing you away :) 
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