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SLI on a Gateway FX6000-01e/Intel i7-920 ?

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August 31, 2010 10:43:25 PM

ATI 4850 card in comp, and 1 crossfire bridge in box.

Can i run SLI Nvidia on this Motherboard ?
August 31, 2010 11:03:15 PM

ONT said:
ATI 4850 card in comp, and 1 crossfire bridge in box.

Can i run SLI Nvidia on this Motherboard ?


Think I found the info on Cnet, can some one confirm this info on Intel X58 chipset.

"The Gateway, however, has much more promise down the road. Unlike the Dell, the FX6800-01e has a second graphics card slot, letting you double its graphics horsepower.

Better, because the Intel X58 chipset support either ATI's CrossFire or Nvidia's SLI multi-3D card standards,
you have complete flexibility regarding the cards you use."

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a c 273 U Graphics card
September 1, 2010 12:35:37 AM

Not all the X58 boards are SLi capable, if yours were then you should have got an SLi bridge bundled with the documents as they are usually supplied with the motherboard whereas Crossfire bridges tend to be supplied with the graphic cards.
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September 1, 2010 5:20:38 AM

hmmmmm bummer.

Is there a way to test if the MB is SLI ready ?????
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a c 153 U Graphics card
September 1, 2010 6:00:20 AM

Downlaod and use CPUZ go to the motherboard tell and tell us the manufacturer and version of the motherboard, we can then tell you if you have SLI ability.
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September 1, 2010 6:45:08 AM

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Manufacturer : Gateway

Model: TBGM01

Chipset: Intel X58

Southbridge: Intel 82801JR (ICH10R) Rev. 12

LPCIO : ITE IT8720



BIOS : AMI
Versin: R01-A4
Date:02/11/2009

GFX iterface : PCI-Express
Link Width x16 Max.Suported x16
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September 1, 2010 6:55:53 AM

From everything I found it is a crossfire only board. You can download hacked drivers to make SLI work on it, but its not garaunteed and I doubt its worth the effort.

You know if you have a good enough PSU another 4850 would be a pretty good upgrade.....
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September 2, 2010 4:16:45 AM

It WORKS :) .

Good news to all owners of this PC.

Got 2x 460GTX 1G MSI Cyclon in there and Nvidia control panel enabled SLI.

Stone Giant Benchmark up from 48 FPS 1x 460GTX in 1080p to

90 FPS 2x 460GTX in 1080p .

And thats missing the SLI Bridge.

It may not go up with it on, a MB with PCIe 2.0 but ill know in 10 days or so when i get it.
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September 28, 2010 6:06:41 PM

Which bios version are you running?
Did the sli cable make a difference?
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November 29, 2010 7:11:17 AM

ONT said:
It WORKS :) .

Good news to all owners of this PC.

Got 2x 460GTX 1G MSI Cyclon in there and Nvidia control panel enabled SLI.

Stone Giant Benchmark up from 48 FPS 1x 460GTX in 1080p to

90 FPS 2x 460GTX in 1080p .

And thats missing the SLI Bridge.

It may not go up with it on, a MB with PCIe 2.0 but ill know in 10 days or so when i get it.


Glad you got it to work !!!

I am in same boat but can not get two gtx285 to do SLI on my FX6801. I can see both cards but no SLI is not on.

Manufacturer : Gateway
Model: TBGM01
Chipset: Intel X58
Southbridge: Intel 82801JR (ICH10R) Rev. 12
LPCIO : ITE IT8720


BIOS : AMI
Versin: R01-B0 - different to yours.
Date:05/19/2009 - different to yours.

GFX iterface : PCI-Express
Link Width x16 Max.Suported x16



Did you have to update/change your bios ?

Thanks.
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May 2, 2011 7:13:46 PM

I have the same problem and set up as ONT, except I do have an upgraded bios. But, I am not sure if it is a mobo problem on mine, I have a P2370 Samsung Syncmaster monitor, and the problem I am having is the monitor will not come on at all, dead screen with a blinking power light. It works fine long as I have it plugged in to either GTX 470 that is slotted in the main slot but soon as i plug in the second GTX none of the monitor ports will fire the monitor. Both gpus have power and seem to be working but, nothing. It seems, as I have read many articles on sli'ing this mobo, that most people at least get to the nvidia UI and find that sli is not working. Any help or research on this will be greatly appreciated.

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