Using two video cards with Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L (Crossfire) ?

Hello,

I have a motherboard: Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L (see http://azerty.nl/producten/product_detail/89/56123/ga-p35-ds3l.html 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?
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  1. That board only has one PCI-Ex16 slot. No way you can install the second card.

    -Wolf sends
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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    Alright, I'm trying to prepare for an upcoming game as I believe my video card is quite outdated.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.
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