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Do I need a SLI bridge or is a crossfire ok?

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September 25, 2009 10:34:32 AM

Before i try it out and fry something..I have 2xGTS250 i want to run in SLI.My MOBO didnt come with a bridge of any kind but my mate has given me a Crossfire bridge to try.
Will it work or do I need a SLI bridge? many thanks.

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a c 332 U Graphics card
September 25, 2009 10:59:41 AM

I think they are different sizes, if so it won't work. your mobo should have come with one, what board is it?
September 25, 2009 11:53:41 AM

My mobo is a Gigabyte EX58-UD3R, my 2 cards are identical Gigabyte GTS250.
thanks for the quick reply.

I just tried enabling SLI through my Nvidia control panel (without a bridge) because it was the recommended option but then all I got was a black screen and my other monitor was "out of range"...so i've deleted and reloaded my drivers which fixed that.
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a c 332 U Graphics card
September 25, 2009 12:10:26 PM

The website does not show an Sli bridge as part of the accessories but they are normally sold with the board, odd. I would have a moan at gigabyte, you never know they might send you one, although sourcing one via ebay might be quicker.
September 25, 2009 12:23:19 PM

the bridges are different, look at the connectors on the cards,