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8800GT SLI Compatiblity

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September 24, 2008 4:17:26 PM

Can you use the 8800GT in SLI with any other card? For instance, could I get a 8800GTS, and link it in SLI with my 8800GT, or should I just go for a GTX 260?
a c 169 U Graphics card
September 24, 2008 5:13:31 PM

Short answer:U only can SLI your 8800GT with another 8800GT


Complete answer:

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/245454-15-crossfire...

Do the cards have to be same model?
I answer it with an example:
You have a NVIDIA Geforce 7800GTX 256, and you want to add another card , the second card has to be 7800GTX exactly.

But what about the memory? Can you add a 7800GTX 512 and use that with 7800GTX 256?
It's recommended to use a 7800GTX 256 with a 7800GTX 256 and 7800GTX 512 with 7800GTX 512.
However you can use a 7800GTX 256 with 7800GTX 512 , BUT the 7800GTX 512 will lower its clock to operate with the 256 one, so it wont have its true power. (This option isn't recommended )
September 24, 2008 5:20:10 PM

no you cant use the 8800gts with the 8800gt. if you already got a 8800gt why get the gtx 260? just get another 8800gt and sli them together.(if you got the psu to do it) when sli'd they are faster than a single gtx 280 in most games. they start around $110.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
if you didnt already have the 8800gt i would say go for the gtx 260 or the 4870(not a fanboy. have both ati and nvidia), but since you do might as well sli the puppy. get the most bang for your buck.
if you do go for the 260 this isnt a bad price 269.99(229.00 after rebate)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
the ati 4870 is a good buy as well. just depends on which camp you like better.
good luck either way.
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May 25, 2010 9:45:54 PM

But would it be possible to flash the 8800gts to a 8800gt???
I've got both cards and wanted to sli......
a c 273 U Graphics card
May 25, 2010 9:50:53 PM

mischl said:
But would it be possible to flash the 8800gts to a 8800gt???
I've got both cards and wanted to sli......

I've seen posts where people claimed to have flashed a 9800GT to an 8800GT but not an 8800GTS to a GT. But why would you want to cripple the shader count?, dump both cards and get something new.
a c 273 U Graphics card
May 25, 2010 9:59:10 PM

Maziar said:
Short answer:U only can SLI your 8800GT with another 8800GT


Complete answer:

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/245454-15-crossfire...

Do the cards have to be same model?
I answer it with an example:
You have a NVIDIA Geforce 7800GTX 256, and you want to add another card , the second card has to be 7800GTX exactly.

But what about the memory? Can you add a 7800GTX 512 and use that with 7800GTX 256?
It's recommended to use a 7800GTX 256 with a 7800GTX 256 and 7800GTX 512 with 7800GTX 512.
However you can use a 7800GTX 256 with 7800GTX 512 , BUT the 7800GTX 512 will lower its clock to operate with the 256 one, so it wont have its true power. (This option isn't recommended )

You might want to add the GTS250/9800GTX/+ (1GB/512MB inclusive) compatibility/incompatibility issue to that FAQ mate.
May 26, 2010 7:22:57 PM

hmm...
thx for your answers....what a pitty. I just bought the gts off a friend thinking that both G92's will work together.

why I want to use the GT i.o. the GTS?
My GT has more power as the GTS. It's the OC Version from MSI. I've seen the same card on ebay for 70eur(germany), so I think I will go for that then...

Anyone interrested in a GTS? :-)
a c 273 U Graphics card
May 26, 2010 7:25:49 PM

Your GT may have a higher clockspeed but the GTS has more cores and is the one I'd keep were I in your position.
May 26, 2010 8:12:07 PM

sounds logic...
does it matter if the manufacture and therefore the clockspeeds are different?
I think it only has to be a 8800GTS 512MB aswell, is that correct?
Thx
a c 273 U Graphics card
May 26, 2010 8:26:14 PM

Yes, that is correct. The brand and speeds shouldn't matter at all.
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