Sli or not

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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  1. It is possible, what card are you going to SLI? the 4x wont limit you a ton but it will make a pretty big difference, i would only expect ~50% scaling rather than the 90% 8x/8x SLI can give.
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/pcie-geforce-gtx-480-x16-x8-x4,2696-9.html
  2. The Gigabyte GA-H55M-USB3 doesn't support SLI but it does support CrossFire.
  3. GTX 260... so i will still get a good boost from the single card?
  4. Oh But if it can suport crosfire whats ceeping it from suporting SLI
  5. Just how the manufacturer decided to make that particular model.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.

  8. 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
  9. How much would you be willing to spend?
  10. Like no more then.. R1500..
  11. What is R1500?
  12. South African rand
  13. YES ITS LIKE 200$
  14. The sli hack is here: http://xdevs.com/e107_plugins/content/content.php?content.30 I don't see your motherboard listed. You can try it and see for yourself.
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