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So, i'm basically an idiot, but can I crossfire my 6850s with this?

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http://i.imgur.com/UBtqo.png

i pretty much just need to know if
A) my board has the right slots
B) if 700W is enough to handle both cards


also, to crossfire, do I just basically jam the second card onto the motherboard and plug it in to the other card?
post #2 of 12
No*, and yes.
Edited by That Guy - 8/19/11 at 7:01pm
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Well it only has 1 PCI-Express x16 slot. You might be able to force your other card into the x1 slot but I don't know how the low bandwidth would affect your CrossFire performance. I doubt the motherboard directly supports it though since it doesn't have two x16 slots but there might be a hack or something to enable it.

700 watts is more than enough, assuming it's a decent power supply and not some cheap overrated one.
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Well it only has 1 PCI-Express x16 slot. You might be able to force your other card into the x1 slot but I don't know how the low bandwidth would affect your CrossFire performance. I doubt the motherboard directly supports it though since it doesn't have two x16 slots but there might be a hack or something to enable it.

700 watts is more than enough, assuming it's a decent power supply and not some cheap overrated one.
Yeah, that's kind of what I was wondering, since it says Available/Total, I'm guessing the 6850 that's already there is taking up the x16...
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There is only 1 pcie x16 slot so the answer is no, you can't crossfire
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I'm mainly just wanting to be able to play BF3 :>, I run BC2 at about 45-95 fps maxed at 1440x900, but not really sure if i should try to get another 6850
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If you only got one x16 line, then you can't throw another card in there lol
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I'm mainly just wanting to be able to play BF3 :>, I run BC2 at about 45-95 fps maxed at 1440x900, but not really sure if i should try to get another 6850
Sell the 6850 and get a better card if you're worried about graphics performance. A CrossFire config on your system is either not possible or too difficult to be worth it.
post #9 of 12
If you've got an AMD Phenom or Athlon II processor then get the motherboard that I have. An ASUS M4A88V-EVO it cost me $90 and has 2 PCIE slots for crossfire.
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post #10 of 12
Is that a prebuilt? It is likely that for the same price as a prebuilt you could buy a custom built with 2 6850s.
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