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SLI 9800GTX+ and GTS 250

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April 7, 2009 4:43:04 AM

can i SLI my EVGA 9800GTX+ with a GTS 250? i would get another 9800gtx+ but from what i hear the gts 250 is better and it is cheaper
GTS 250-$130
9800GTX+ -$140
i know its only $10 but savings is savings and if the gts 250 is better maybe the SLI will be better. i could be wrong and the 9800GTX+ might just bog down the GTS 250 but thats why i'm asking.

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April 7, 2009 4:44:33 AM

I'm not sure if you can run a SLI config with two different cards, but correct me if i'm wrong lol.
April 7, 2009 6:53:58 AM

Axeon said:
I'm not sure if you can run a SLI config with two different cards, but correct me if i'm wrong lol.

They are the same card, just different names. I have wondered about this too...I would think you can, but I'm not 100% sure about that.
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April 7, 2009 12:52:53 PM

I would definately like to try it but u never know what kind of restrictions nvidia has in the drivers. I wish they had a web page where u put in the two cards and it says yes or no
April 7, 2009 1:17:24 PM

yup i am sure for 100% that u can sli a 9800gtx+ and a gts 250 because they contain the same drivers as much as i know and the gts 250 is just a little bit shorter and has a higher clock and a different name only
April 7, 2009 5:57:11 PM

i think i'm going to try that, my only question now is how cam i boot into dos from a cd? i don't have a floppy drive
April 7, 2009 7:03:58 PM

You can go into the BIOS and tell it to try booting from the CD drive first.
April 7, 2009 7:16:53 PM

right but i cant find a version of dos i can boot from cd

April 7, 2009 7:29:12 PM

As I read the article from cpu3d, a few things popped into mind. Your 9800 GTX+ isn't the same brand as the one they used, so it might not work. As such, you're venturing into the unknown. Are you willing to loose your present card? Keep in mind that if you flash the card's BIOS like that, you throw any warranty out the window. Personally, I wouldn't make the gamble just to save $10 as its too risky and blows EVGA's guarantee, but to each his own.
April 7, 2009 8:54:47 PM

thats a really good point, i think part of it is in the adventure
April 7, 2009 9:24:26 PM

Yeah, I did say it was risky. TBH I wouldn't do it myself. Do it only if you can afford the risk that the old card will stop working.
April 7, 2009 10:44:10 PM

well i went for it and i am glad to report that i was successful
April 7, 2009 10:48:54 PM

Sweet.
April 7, 2009 10:54:25 PM

Awesome!
April 7, 2009 10:54:38 PM

xthekidx said:
They are the same card, just different names. I have wondered about this too...I would think you can, but I'm not 100% sure about that.

There are pretty different, the 250 is 55nm and only uses 1 6 pin, not to mention significantly shorter.
April 7, 2009 11:16:14 PM

Terminal58 said:
There are pretty different, the 250 is 55nm and only uses 1 6 pin, not to mention significantly shorter.

The 9800 GTX+ was made using the 55nm process and only needs 1 pin too...board length doesn't matter.
April 8, 2009 12:14:32 AM

Yay!!!
April 8, 2009 1:10:01 AM

note my cpu score actually beat the reference PC which is an overclocked i7!
April 8, 2009 1:51:31 PM

LOL, your 3-core CPU beat a 4-core CPU? Weird...

What's up with the "9800M GTX" there? Isn't that supposed to be a laptop card?
April 8, 2009 2:20:41 PM

no clue but gpu-z shows it as a gts 250 and the drivers are working. also, my gpu score rose 200 between the gts and gtx+
April 8, 2009 5:47:40 PM

LOL 3.5ghz PII x3 720>4.3ghz i7 965 EE
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