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Can you SLI a 9800GTX+ with a GTS250?

Is it possible since this is the same chip and do they use the same drivers? I mean I know its exactly the same card essentially...

How about an 8800 Ultra? Would they work in SLI since it is also uses G92architechture? I doubt this would work as the 9xxx series had different drivers from the 8xxx series, but Im not so sure about the 9xxx to the 2xx?
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  1. the 8800 series uses the same drivers as the 200 series...
    but they can't be in SLI.
    The software on the card is different enough that i don't believe that works. Even though its the same hardware.
  2. 9800GTX+ and GTS250 are the same thing but GTS250 use less power than 9800GTX+.
  3. arges86 said:
    the 8800 series uses the same drivers as the 200 series...
    but they can't be in SLI.
    The software on the card is different enough that i don't believe that works. Even though its the same hardware.



    SO its confirmed that the software is different? What article says so? I will check it out if I have time.... I know my card the 9800gtx+ has hybrid SLI enabled with the proper MB but the GTS250 doesnt.... so I would assume the software is different thus making the driver totally different....
  4. No you can't SLI a 9800GTX+ with a GTS 250 because they have a different architecture,the cards need to be the same model in order to run in SLI mode
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/page-245454_33_550.html#t2006285
    Check the 12" post and the answers of it or look at the first page which contains the FAQs about SLI and CF
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    on onboard BIOS on the cards is different.
    won't recognize the two cards as the same
  6. so the card's BIOS makes the difference between the two....
  7. However I do know that the 8800 Ultra and the 9800gtx + used the same drivers and in Vista initially the 9800GTX was read as an 8800 Ultra, This was about a year and a half ago.............
  8. liquidsnake718 said:
    However I do know that the 8800 Ultra and the 9800gtx + used the same drivers and in Vista initially the 9800GTX was read as an 8800 Ultra, This was about a year and a half ago.............

    How is that is that going to help?
  9. Actually, you can sli the two, but only if you flash a gts 250 bios onto the 9800gtx+ card. go to this site to find out how...

    http://www.cpu3d.com/article/7481-1/how-to-turn-your-geforce-9800gtx-into-a-gts-250/introduction.html

    It will show you how to turn your gtx+ into a 250 for free!!
  10. Yes but its not recommended
  11. Quote:
    Actually, you can sli the two, but only if you flash a gts 250 bios onto the 9800gtx+ card. go to this site to find out how...

    http://www.cpu3d.com/article/7481-1/how-to-turn-your-geforce-9800gtx-into-a-gts-250/introduction.html

    It will show you how to turn your gtx+ into a 250 for free!!



    Really? I guess its useless since my motherboard doesnt have two slots, but at least its good to know that Nvidia has kept the 8800Ultra around for as long as GTS250..... Its actually amazing that it has lasted almost 5 years on the GPU market and is STILL considerd a middle end card that can run games like Crysis on High....
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