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ASUS P5N-E SLI and GPU

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August 13, 2010 10:32:22 AM

Hi everybody
I got a rig whits:
OS: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
Motherboard: ASUS P5N-E SLI
CPU: Intel Q6600 2.4GHz quad Memory: 2x 2GB Corsair XMS2 800MHz
GPU: 2x MSI Nvidia 8600 Diamond Plus
HDD: 3x Samsung SpinPoint 500GB
Power-plant: Apevia 680W

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/293799-15-upgrade-g...
Member: ct1615
Quote:
2.0 cards have no issue running in 1.0 slots. 2.1 cards sometimes have issues in 1.0 slots when there was no BIOS update done by the manufacturer to support 2.1.

I read that and did make some thinkings, but are so uncertain what it means to me.
So my question is how good GPU can i put in my rig and still it will work well?

Thanks in advance!

sorry for bad grammar
and perhaps double post

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August 13, 2010 5:31:56 PM

You could probably dump a pair of GTX480's there without too much of a hassle....after you get a new PSU....lol.....
Are those x8 PCIe 1.0? If so, dual GPU is not an option.
In 16x mode, I suppose any single GPU card like a 5870 or a GTX480 will work with maybe a 5-8% drop in frames as compared to PCIE 2.0....
August 13, 2010 5:33:05 PM

Suggestion: Get a 5850 or a GTX470- should stay well within that PSU's capabilities.
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August 13, 2010 5:34:20 PM

Dual gtx 480's wont run on that psu...lmfao..heck, even dual 5850's would have a hard time
August 14, 2010 6:18:26 PM

madass said:
You could probably dump a pair of GTX480's there without too much of a hassle....after you get a new PSU....lol.....
Are those x8 PCIe 1.0? If so, dual GPU is not an option.
In 16x mode, I suppose any single GPU card like a 5870 or a GTX480 will work with maybe a 5-8% drop in frames as compared to PCIE 2.0....


How do i see if its 1.0 or 2.0? But if i would guess its 1.0.
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