Using two video cards with Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L (Crossfire) ? Tags: Homebuilt Motherboards Graphics Cards Gigabyte HD Radeon Systems Last response: August 3, 2011 10:22 AM in Systems Share tommedema July 30, 2011 3:19:22 PM Hello, I have a motherboard: Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L (see http://azerty.nl/producten/product_detail/89/56123/ga-p... for technical details). And I have two video cards: 1. ASUS EAH4870/HTDI Radeon HD 4870 - PCI Express 2.0 x16 - 512 MB GDDR5 (http://azerty.nl/producten/product_detail/?ID=83542) 2. XFX Radeon HD 4870 - Grafische adapter Radeon HD 4870 - PCI Express 2.0 x16 - 1 GB GDDR5 - DVI ( HDCP ) (http://azerty.nl/producten/product_detail/?ID=245815) At the moment, I have video card #1 connected to this motherboard and video card #2 is not being used. My question is, can I combine these two video cards (CrossFire) with my motherboard? More about : video cards gigabyte p35 ds3l crossfire Wolfshadw a b B Homebuilt system a c 131 V Motherboard a c 129 U Graphics card July 30, 2011 3:52:02 PM That board only has one PCI-Ex16 slot. No way you can install the second card. -Wolf sends tommedema July 30, 2011 4:01:50 PM Wolfshadw said:That board only has one PCI-Ex16 slot. No way you can install the second card. -Wolf sends Hi Wolf, Thank you for your help. Although it is a bit disappointing Do you know what the other PCI slots are for? They are not x16 but x1 or something. If I cannot connect these two cards, should I consider buying a new motherboard or buying a new video card? As you may have noticed I am trying not to spend much more money. Thank you very much. Tom Related resources New PC with Gigabyte MOBO GA-P35-DS3L , Comments? - Forum Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L & BSODs - Forum GA-P35-DS3L the right one for me? - Forum 9600GT not happy with GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L - Forum Please help: No Post with Gigabyte ga-p35-ds3l - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Wolfshadw a b B Homebuilt system a c 131 V Motherboard a c 129 U Graphics card July 31, 2011 3:42:15 AM Your motherboard has two PCI-Ex1 slots and three PCI slots. These are for other expansion cards, such as sound cards, network cards, modems, TV Tuners, etc... Unless you have a specific requirement for using Crossfire (games just are not performing as well as you'd like), I don't see any reason for an upgrade. -Wolf sends tommedema August 3, 2011 10:22:27 AM Wolfshadw said:Your motherboard has two PCI-Ex1 slots and three PCI slots. These are for other expansion cards, such as sound cards, network cards, modems, TV Tuners, etc... Unless you have a specific requirement for using Crossfire (games just are not performing as well as you'd like), I don't see any reason for an upgrade. -Wolf sends Alright, I'm trying to prepare for an upcoming game as I believe my video card is quite outdated. I guess it makes mose sense to buy a new video card then, which would cost me about 150 euros... Thanks for your help. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumGigabyte GA-P35-DS3L Motherboard / Patriot 8500EL Series memory issues ForumAsus P5K vs Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L ForumTwo 1GB cards in crossfire or one 2GB card ? ForumGA-P35-DS3L , E2160, HD3870, Corsair XMS2 800 ForumGigabyte GA-P35-DS3L troubleshooting help please ForumPurchasing a Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L tomorrow ForumGigaByte GA-P35-DS3L + CPU =Need Help Please ForumCan't Overclock Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L and 2160 Processor ForumGA-P35-DS3L w/ Crucial Ballistix Problem, Need Help ForumGA-P35-DS3L Post Fail - Help! ForumFS: Two Gigabyte 4850 video cards ForumGA-P35-DS3L and PCIe 2.1 Video Card Forumanother vs. thread.. (GA-P35-DS3R vs GA-P35-DS3L ) ForumPCI compatibility question ForumWhich mother board should i go with. More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !