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Nvidia chipset (mobo) + ati video card = incompatible/bad?

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February 20, 2009 9:31:23 PM

Motherboard: ASUS Crosshair (SLI NVIDIA chipset) - have had since Jan 08 (13 months)
Video Card: ATI 4850 (Crossfire) - 1 week old

I'm having major graphical issues in World of Warcraft. Generally speaking, are you NOT supposed to mix the chipset with its competitor for a video card? Woops. I hadn't thought of that when recently purchasing my 4850. Should I always buy the video card from nvidia if the chipset is nvidia? I've never heard of an ATI chipset...I thought it didn't matter.

If so, I'm buying an nvidia card to test things out.
February 20, 2009 9:34:37 PM

Doesn't matter.
February 20, 2009 9:41:35 PM

SOURCE: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/245454-33-crossfire-f...

Can you use SLI on a CrossFire board or can you use CrossFire on a SLI board ?
Well , in general , the answer is NO. But it's said that if you hack the drivers , you can use SLI on a CrossFire board or CrossFire on a SLI board.
Caution:There is no guarantee that if you hack the drivers then you use SLI on a CrossFire Motherboard or CrossFire on a SLI board, so do it at your own risk!

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February 20, 2009 9:50:44 PM

action2288 said:
SOURCE: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/245454-33-crossfire-f...

Can you use SLI on a CrossFire board or can you use CrossFire on a SLI board ?
Well , in general , the answer is NO. But it's said that if you hack the drivers , you can use SLI on a CrossFire board or CrossFire on a SLI board.
Caution:There is no guarantee that if you hack the drivers then you use SLI on a CrossFire Motherboard or CrossFire on a SLI board, so do it at your own risk!


What does SLI or Crossfire have to do with running one card?
February 20, 2009 9:51:28 PM

doesn't matter. You wont be able to xfire on that mobo (dont try to hack the drivers) but you can use a single ATI card on there without any conflict.

February 20, 2009 9:58:21 PM

theAnimal said:
What does SLI or Crossfire have to do with running one card?


Oh ok, I had misread that then. I thought it meant a crossfire capable card/system, as opposed to a crossfire setup (2 cards).
February 20, 2009 10:56:30 PM

the ONLY reason i like to keep AMD/ATI is it's ONE driver whenever i reinstall everything... :)  mobo and vidcard
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