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ok heres the deal my mobo is a aw8d from abit its crossfire ready ive been loving NVidia forever lol ever since the 5200 came out but heres the problem my mobo wont support SLI unless i use hacked drivers and reviews show not the same performance what should i do buy a hole new mobo (and wich one if im using a pentium d 940 3.2 OC @ 3.87 ) and get my other 7950gt or should i just sell my 7950 gt and go for a crossfire (lol and wich one cause im like a virgin to crossfire)
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Is that processor LGA 775? Buy a Gigabyte DS3 and overclock more!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128012

Eventually stick a Core 2 Duo in it...and then buy a new videocard in 5 months.

If you sell off your old parts, you might lose $400 getting a new mobo, a CPU twice as powerful, and a DX10 videocard. You might not even need the videocard upgrade though once you have a more insane CPU.
     
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post #3 of 11
The DS3 isn't SLI... This is the cheapest True SLI board that runs DDR2 800: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131031
    
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post #4 of 11
Yes - That DS3 Isnt SLI - You would have to get Asus P5N32 If you wanted SLI
    
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post #5 of 11
But, it overclocks VERY bad.

Why don't you just use the hacked drivers for the AW9-D?
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post #6 of 11
@gonX: The P5N32 SLI overclocks bad? That's part of the reason I recommended a DS5...that extra overclock could net you +10% FPS in some games.

Who cares about SLI?...just get an awesome single card!
     
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post #7 of 11
also, SLi shines at higher resolutions, for some reason it doesnt work as well on lower ones. Ive read it all over the place and in reviews. Goin from a single to Sli'ed 6600gt gave me ~1500 3dmarks from 5500 to aruond 7000. I dont know if its worth the money to swap platforms, or invest in a crappy OCer. Plus you have a 7950... what more do you need right now? lol
     
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post #8 of 11
Unless your going to be running some 30inch widescreen monitor at some crazy resolution , a second 7950 would be a waste of money. If i were you i would spend that money on a e6300 and motherboard. Plus looking at your psu. You would DEFF need a new one to run two of anything in sli or crossfire.

New cpu / mobo would be money better spent.
    
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yea thanks but i heard those ASUS mobo suck at OC and well that me im addicted to it and i need something that can push my pentium d 940 higher and im going sli because my friend just gave me his projector so ima be playing on it and well i wanna see what i can do with a SLI setup of my 7950 gt
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Originally Posted by jr4000watts View Post
yea thanks but i heard those ASUS mobo suck at OC and well that me im addicted to it and i need something that can push my pentium d 940 higher and im going sli because my friend just gave me his projector so ima be playing on it and well i wanna see what i can do with a SLI setup of my 7950 gt
Its hard to understand your posts....
    
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