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Quick question about SSD install in brand new SLI system.

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Hey folks, had a quick question to throw out for you all.

I am receiving my new desktop this Friday.

It is an alienware aurora with an I7 3820 4.1GHZ, 3TB Harddrive, 16GB Ram, and of course as I mentioned in the thread name, 2 GTX660s in sli.

Now, I actually was able to get my hands on a new samsung 250GB SSD for real cheap off amazon, so that will come Friday as well.

My concern comes in when I'm thinking about installing it. This is a brand new system and I'd hate to mess it up, but I also would like to benefit from the addition of an SSD for booting/frequently used games.

My question to you is this:

If I get my new pc, open it up and install the SSD and disconnect the original Harddrive, and then throw in my respawn/windows 7 cd, is this going to mess up all of the SLI settings currently on the P.C.?

I have heard that SLI can cause many headaches when it comes to drivers, and I dont want to mess up what alienware has already configured on the machine.


Do you guys have any advice for a smooth SSD install on a brand new system?

Thanks guys! I appreciate it.

- Cheers
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Really a non issue. SLI is no where near as complex as you're thinking. Reinstall windows, install the nvidia drivers, enable sli.
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Originally Posted by Methos07 View Post

Really a non issue. SLI is no where near as complex as you're thinking. Reinstall windows, install the nvidia drivers, enable sli.

Thanks I appreciate the speedy response!

That is what I will do. The only other thing I'm mildly concerned about is I'm not sure if the system actually comes with a Windows 7 OS cd. I remember back in the day I had another alienware system and it had an "system respawn" cd. I believe it was pretty much the same thing. It'd make sense to include the cd since I'm using the software key.

Regardless, I'll wait and see. Thanks a ton methos!

-Cheers
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