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Question on Crossfire and SLI bridges.

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November 28, 2009 8:25:49 PM

Hello all! I'm planning on doing an SLI setup soon. Unfortunately I misplaced the SLI bridge that came with my motherboard. A buddy of mine gave me a new bridge, it is an Asus so I have no idea if its a Crossfire or an SLI bridge since Asus makes both. My question is, if it is a Crossfire bridge will it work to setup my SLI? Or will it be incompatible? Thanks in advance for any answers! :bounce: 

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a c 332 U Graphics card
November 28, 2009 8:31:40 PM

IIRC the sockets are different sizes, so if it doesn't fit snugly then it's the wrong type.
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a b U Graphics card
November 28, 2009 8:35:27 PM

I don't believe you can use a CrossFire bridge for SLi -- that doesn't seem like it'd make sense. You'll have to find another friend that has one or buy a single one. As far as SLi bridges go, it doesn't matter what brand it is (Asus, XFX, Gigabyte, etc.), because they're all the same in that aspect.
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a c 332 U Graphics card
November 28, 2009 8:41:04 PM

I forgot to add that if they are the PCB type then you may have an issue with the length as that's determined by the distance between the PCIe slots and will differ from motherboard to motherboard.
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November 28, 2009 8:44:16 PM

The one I have is the longer floppy kind, I just can't tell if it's a Crossfire or an SLI.
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a c 332 U Graphics card
November 28, 2009 8:47:36 PM

Offer the socket of the bridge up to the tab of the card to see if it will fit snugly.
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November 28, 2009 8:49:25 PM

I figured it out, googled a picture of one and just counted the pins. I should have just done that in the first place.
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a c 332 U Graphics card
November 28, 2009 8:51:34 PM

I've never had to do that, so is it the right one?
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November 28, 2009 8:54:19 PM

It is indeed.
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a c 332 U Graphics card
November 28, 2009 9:04:20 PM

Glad to hear that, well I hope it all works out for you.
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a c 224 U Graphics card
November 29, 2009 5:35:16 AM

The question wasn't answered and now I'm currious. Are they the same, or is the socket different?
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March 27, 2012 3:14:41 PM

I had the same question and the answer would seem to be yes. They have the same pin lay outs. But I have never tested this. Should you, please post it!
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