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Can you SLI an 8800G?

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August 2, 2010 5:54:55 PM

Hello,
I have a problem with my GeForce 8800 GT. I have two of them installed on my EVGA 780i SLI mother board, with the bridge connector in place, drivers are up to date. Device manager says both are running properly.

Can an 8800gt be SLI?
Also, when i run my second card that i bought alone in PCI slot 1, it will run in very low rez. is my second card that i bought shot, and thats why there not working together?

any help would be greatly appreciated.

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August 2, 2010 6:02:40 PM

I've been running a pair of 8800GT's in SLi for quite some time now so I think the answer to your first question is "yes, they are SLi'able" . Did you buy the second card from ebay or some such?
August 2, 2010 6:05:22 PM

Yes i did buy it off of ebay. this was my second thought, that who i bought it from knew it was shot and sold it to a sucker like me.
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August 2, 2010 6:11:26 PM

J99Pwrangler said:
Yes i did buy it off of ebay. this was my second thought, that who i bought it from knew it was shot and sold it to a sucker like me.

That's why I never recommend to someone that they start with one card and then get another later as later means that the cards may no longer be available and ebay or craigslist is their only recourse, then they stand a good chance of buying a card that's had a really rough life or been OC'd to death.
August 2, 2010 6:19:58 PM

Ok well that makes sence. I guess i learned from that mistake. so i can safely say that there is a good chance that my second card is not working properly then? Do you know how i can be 100% sure that its that? because it does not work right by its self.
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August 2, 2010 6:32:41 PM

If the second card cannot run 3D '06 say, and your first card can then I would say the second card is hosed. I have a pair of 7900GT's that seem to be behaving the same as your 8800's but I know it was my nephew that fried one of the cards.
August 2, 2010 6:44:06 PM

Alrighty, Ill give it a shot. I am downloading it now.

Thank you very much by the way!
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August 2, 2010 6:47:30 PM

No problem mate, let me know how it goes.
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