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Correct motherboard or waste of money

 
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SM



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2011 5:06 pm    Post subject: Correct motherboard or waste of money Reply with quote

I was convinced by a friend to buy another nvidia gts450 to go with my present one and SLI to give me "an amazing graphics experience". As a complete techy newbie I bought another, fitted it to my asus P5Q-PRO Rev1 motherboard and... nothing! Aparently I need a motherboard that is SLI compliant - something I (and my friend) knew nothing about. Without digging my hole too deep and spending a fortune, can I buy a motherboard to put these 2 cards in and experience SLI or is my only option to buy a more expensive graphics card (wish I'd done this in the first place) and try to sell on the 2 x gts450's I have
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2011 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You've a choice
get rid of the cards
or get a new motherboard and CPU and memory
You won't find a Socket 775 board new which does SLI. Old technology, things have moved on. You would have to buy something with a newer CPU socket.
Essentially you would be looking at almost a complete new PC as you'd probably also need a new higher rated PC

The two 16x slots on that machine are intended for use with ATI cards, not nVidia - they do ATI CrossFireX™ technology at x8 link
However whats the point in that? Better off buying a higher performance single card
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SM



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 12:03 pm    Post subject: Thanks Reply with quote

Many thanks for your reply - I will buy a new card.
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