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August 30, 2010 9:48:46 PM

Hey i was just wondering if it will be posible to run sli with a PCI-E 16 times slot and a PCI-E 4 slot.. its just for a wile til i get a new motherboard that have 2 PCI-E 16 slots... will it increase my graphics a little or not at all? the motherboard is the Gigabyte H55M-USB3

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a c 546 U Graphics card
a c 218 V Motherboard
August 30, 2010 10:15:05 PM

The Gigabyte GA-H55M-USB3 doesn't support SLI but it does support CrossFire.
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August 30, 2010 10:25:02 PM

GTX 260... so i will still get a good boost from the single card?
August 30, 2010 10:27:39 PM

Oh But if it can suport crosfire whats ceeping it from suporting SLI
a c 153 U Graphics card
August 30, 2010 10:31:02 PM

Just how the manufacturer decided to make that particular model.
a c 196 U Graphics card
a b V Motherboard
August 30, 2010 10:31:56 PM

SLI and crossfire require BIOS support, SLI has a licensing fee so not all boards that could support it do, crossfire is free so any board that can does. To get your board to support SLI you would have to get a modded BIOS but that voids you warranty and runs the possibility of bricking your board.
a c 173 U Graphics card
a b V Motherboard
August 30, 2010 10:38:28 PM

hunter315 said:
SLI and crossfire require BIOS support, SLI has a licensing fee so not all boards that could support it do, crossfire is free so any board that can does. To get your board to support SLI you would have to get a modded BIOS but that voids you warranty and runs the possibility of bricking your board.



Actually you are only in part right. There is a little known hack that is floating around the net. I gave it a try and it worked with out issue.

August 30, 2010 10:39:57 PM

OH oky Thanx.. I will rather get a new board then...what sli board do you prefer for I5 650 ..dut not a to expensive one
a c 153 U Graphics card
August 30, 2010 10:44:47 PM

How much would you be willing to spend?
August 30, 2010 10:47:10 PM

Like no more then.. R1500..
a c 546 U Graphics card
a c 218 V Motherboard
August 31, 2010 12:37:52 AM

South African rand
August 31, 2010 10:08:39 AM

YES ITS LIKE 200$
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