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    backward compatible sli?

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    by chrmassey ·

    I have a GeForce 8800 GTX and i kinda want to do sli, however i dont have another PCI Express x16 slot.. are there any videocards that run on PCI Express that can sli with my current video card?

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    • #2906047

      Clarifications

      by chrmassey ·

      In reply to backward compatible sli?

      Clarifications

    • #2923303

      I don’t understand your question …

      by older mycroft ·

      In reply to backward compatible sli?

      Is there a PCI-E card that is SLI capable

      BUT

      You don’t have a second PCI-E slot. Huh?

      You need a motherboard with 2 PCI-E slots.

      * If you did have a twin PCI-E motherboard and you bought another 8800GTX, I would be advising you to install a much bigger Power Supply before turning the system on.

      Chances are your existing power supply would die and might even take the motherboard with it, due to the increased current required for the second 8800GTX.

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      • #2923300

        clarification

        by chrmassey ·

        In reply to I don’t understand your question …

        nonono lol i dont have a second PCI-E x16 slot, but i have plenty of PCI-E slots

        • #2923298

          SLi is ONLY PCI-E x16 !! …

          by older mycroft ·

          In reply to clarification

          The relatively slow bus speed of PCI-E would defeat the purpose of SLi. You would be running two cards that were both heavily throttled-back.

          That is if you could get them to fit the slot, which I seriously doubt.

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