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I recently got an Intel D955XBK motherboard for free, and it has 2 PCI-E slots...I doubt this will work but it's worth a shot I guess. The 2 graphics cards I have are below, and I'm wondering if they can SLI...The 9800 is a green edition :/ i'm thinking they won't work because one is 512MB and one is 1GB?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814143187

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814500006
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Well I know that some kid had them all in one computer for 3 monitors. I don't know if he was in SLI mode though. I heard that some 9800gt's are just re branded 8800gt's. So maybe
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Originally Posted by Thermaltake View Post
Well I know that some kid had them all in one computer for 3 monitors. I don't know if he was in SLI mode though. I heard that some 9800gt's are just re branded 8800gt's. So maybe
Yeah that's what I was thinking too...it's funny cause the 9800GT sucks compared to the 8800 since it's a green edition. They both have 112 Cores, the 9800 GT's are at 550MHz and the 8800's are at 700MHz haha
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They should be fine, will only be able to use 512mb VRAM as it uses the amount of the weaker card. Same thing when the gtx 9800+ and the gts250. Rebadge.
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G92 against shrinked down G92b, so not the exact same core. It's not just a rebadge. You'll have to flash one to the other. Besides, 955X chipset so no SLi support. You'll have to use the SLi patch as well... I'd better off use the reference 8800 GT for PhysX (with the mod).
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They should be fine, will only be able to use 512mb VRAM as it uses the amount of the weaker card. Same thing when the gtx 9800+ and the gts250. Rebadge.
Sweet, I'll give it a try. I'm putting it together right now. Going to put the 8800 in the x16 slot and the 9800 in the x4
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post #7 of 19
Yeah you can SLI them. I would probably flash that 9800GT to a 8800GT. Thats just me tho.
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post #8 of 19
Quote:
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Sweet, I'll give it a try. I'm putting it together right now. Going to put the 8800 in the x16 slot and the 9800 in the x4
Not going to work. You neither have SLi support on that mobo, nor the same GPU microcode.

http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=128959
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Where does it say that this board doesn't support SLI?
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post #10 of 19
your board has sli i dont know what those posters are looking at.
http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.as...P67%20Extreme4
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