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Silly crossfire/sli question

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I know this is a stupid question but why do some motherboards have crossfire support but not sli support or vise versa. I have never known why and it is driving me crazy.
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post #2 of 4
I never really knew why either. But I guess there's a way to hack SLI on pretty much all mobos now or something.
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500GB Western Digital Blue LG DVD-Burner Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Windows 7 Home x64 
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post #3 of 4
It's down to paying AMD and Nvidia for the codes to put in the BIOS to enable it, that's all.
AMD's crossfire support is very cheap if not free to add, but not everyone pays Nvidia the money.
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Thanks a ton! +rep
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Samsung 840 pro OCZ Agility 3 Wd Black  1tb Hitachi Deskstar 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Hitachi sata hd Optiarc DVD RW Scythe Mugen 2 windows 7 64 bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
22 inch hannspree monitor, 17 inch x2gen monitor CM Storm Quick Fire 600 watt ocz nzxt Phantom (Black) 
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Roccat Kone XTD Steel series UE 6000 
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 840 pro OCZ Agility 3 Wd Black  1tb Hitachi Deskstar 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Hitachi sata hd Optiarc DVD RW Scythe Mugen 2 windows 7 64 bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
22 inch hannspree monitor, 17 inch x2gen monitor CM Storm Quick Fire 600 watt ocz nzxt Phantom (Black) 
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Roccat Kone XTD Steel series UE 6000 
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