I am building a system, overlooked that new mother board is an ATI board, all video cards I have are SLI - for the purpose of just loading windows 7, can I temporarily use an SLI card, then get an ATI card later for performance ?
Okay, first you need to get your terminology straight. SLI is the nVidia equivilent of crossfire, it lets you use multiple cards to drive one monitor. What you have are nVidia cards, a single nVidia card will work fine on an ATI board, however you cannot use two of them in SLI. If you only ever plan to use a single graphics card it doesnt matter who made the card or your motherboard, a single card will work fine, its the multicard setups that get into compatibility issues.
Well GREAT ! Thanks, I just ordered a pair of GIGABYTE GV-R467ZL 1GI Radeon HD 4670 1GB 128-bit cards to crossfire in a Gigabyte EP45-UD3P board, and they won't come in for a few days ( newegg ) and I want to just put a card in this thing and get my OS loaded . . . Thanks Hunter315 abunch