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November 1, 2012 8:37:22 AM

Hi my motherboard is an SG_ASPIRE_M3910 http://www.support.acer.com/acerpanam/Manuals/acer/2010...

is it sli ready?

(i want to upgrade my gpu because its a Geforce 315 and it is lame and to save money I was going to get two graphics cards and use them both to process on one monitor)
November 1, 2012 8:40:25 AM

ok i have opened her up and i have 3 availible PCI-E slots so i think it is, but i am not sure
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November 1, 2012 8:51:41 AM

the link you provided the board only has 1 pci-e 16 slot. you say you have 3 slots ?...................

post correct motherboard please or take a pic and post what you have in front of you.
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November 1, 2012 10:26:21 AM

swifty_morgan said:
the link you provided the board only has 1 pci-e 16 slot. you say you have 3 slots ?...................

post correct motherboard please or take a pic and post what you have in front of you.

yes i have 3 slots PCIex16 is backwards compatable with PCI-e. I have one PCIex16 and two PCI-E a PCIEx16 card still works in a PCI-E
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November 1, 2012 10:34:37 AM

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Hello Friends,

Motherboard manufacturers commonly use phrases like SLI Support, SLI Compatible or SLI Certified on product packaging. SLI (Scan Line Interleaving/Scalable Link Interface) is a multi-GPU solution developed by NVIDIA. Motherboards that are compatible with Nvidia SLI utilize an Nvidia MCP (Media and Communications Processor). These motherboards are marked "Nvidia SLI Ready." Nvidia SLI also requires two or more matching GeForce PCI-Express video cards which are "Nvida SLI Ready."
There are two versions of SLI. SLI x8 and SLI x16. For optimal results, SLI requires a motherboard with two or more PCI-Express slots with matching PCI-Express speeds/lanes. Nvidia recommends PCI-Express 2.0 x16 slots (16GB/s). It is recommended that you also use a Windows 64-bit operating system with 6GB or greater of RAM since a PCI-Express video cards will occupy approximately 256MB and another 256MB will be occupied after you install a second PCI-Express video card.

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Duncan Jones

good summary Duncan Jones. i have plenty of ram so it isn't a problem. Nvidia recommends PCI-Express 2.0 x16 but I have just one PCI-Ex16 slot and that is in use by the Geforce 315.

so i will have to use my two spare PCI-e slots that are not x16 if I wanted dual gpu, but nvidia does not recommend this. Ok for this reason i am not going to have dual video cards but instead do a single upgrade on my Geforce 315 and replace it. thanks

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