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2-way SLI with 3- way SLI bridge

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Last response: in Graphics Cards
February 26, 2009 1:58:33 AM

Hi all,

kinda new to SLI , getting my second evga 280 later
this week.. my P6T manual says i should have a 2-way SLI bridge,
but it only came with a 3-way bridge..

is this one and the same? or does it matter to use on 2-way sli?

thanks for info!


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February 26, 2009 2:27:04 AM

where did you get the board at? It should have had both a three way and two way connector with it.
February 26, 2009 2:30:00 AM

the thing is with 3 way sli cards, your ok. You can use the connector with them as regualr 2 way sli as well, but the problem is if you ever change to regular 2 way sli max cards or quad sli cards, you'll need the 2way connector since those card don't have the extra pins:) 
February 27, 2009 1:12:52 AM

baddad , L1qu1d

i wanted to thank you for posting a reply. when your in the trench some things that make perfect sense
to some is like mass confusion to the rest.. lol and i wanted to get a jump to the EVGA store for a 2-way connector
so i could get it here if needed.. ( you know them punks want $60 for next day air?? ) plus $20 bucks for the
connector .. gee wizz

i would have replied sooner, and wanted to reply for others that may be searching for the same answer.
but my card did arive this evening, and i can confirm that a 3-way SLI bridge works just fine on a 2-way
SLI configuration. and HELL YES I LOVE IT !! ive been wanting to do sli since the vodoo days. so F hey
im enjoying it very much...

I just wasnt prepared for the heat increase.. i do have liguid on the i7 940 ( @3.4 ghz ) but i noticed
around a 7 degree increase idle from 39 say to 46.. and GPU temps went from 50 idle to around 62

with a load on crysis max i get around 80 GPU temp.. soooo... fan speed tweeeling is in my future.

but im happy , thanks and i hope this helps others searching for this answer in cyberspace somewhere..

i7 940 ( @3.4 )
P6T 6 gb dominator 1600
2x GTX 280's
can of woop ass = free!! lol