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I recently picked up a Quadro FX3700 graphics card extremely cheap on eBay and have been playing around in the world of nVidia Quadro. However just for fun, I'd like to get a second, yet there is a sticker on my card that says "No SLI support". The irony of this, is that the sticker covers the SLI bridge point that was obviously encorperated into the PCB for a reason. At the same time, I've found other internet sources saying that they've SLI'ed Quadro FX3700 cards, however I can't seem to find a solid answer.

 

So my question is, can these cards SLI, or does the sticker hold true?

 

 

post #2 of 12
They may be able to software Crossfire (using only the PCIe lane) or may not at all.
     
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Could you elaborate on what software crossfiring is?

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Instead of using a CFx Brdige, it uses the interface between each PCIe slot, basicly all the info is passed from one card to another using only the PCIe slot, this works on most AMD low end cards. Im not 100% sure about work stations though but its work a try
     
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Alright thanks for the info, I'll have to see what I can come up with. Is there special software to do this or is it a driver thing?
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It is in AMD CCC, under Crossfire or something like that, click enable crossfire and it shoudlw ork.
     
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Well I can't exactly run AMD drivers with an nVidia card...
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Quadro and Tesla cards do not technically support SLI, but some OEMs, like Dell, have been able to configure a dual-professional card system, and some rather crafty consumers have, as well. I personally don't think it is a good idea, as the drivers would most likely be extremely unstable, but if you did manage to do a software-based SLI, then it might work. I wouldn't recommend it, either way.
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That's the answer I was looking for. Thanks so much, I'll just use the one card.
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Sorry I didnt fully answer your question, I got a bit confused. Glad to know you made a decision though smile.gif
     
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