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post #1 of 7
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What is the second pci-express slot for on non-sli motherboards?

Wouldn't this motherboard support penryn? And would it be a good overclocker?

http://shop1.outpost.com/product/526...H:MAIN_RSLT_PG

I guess that's three questions.
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post #2 of 7
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I just found an anandtech review that says it can easily get an e4300 to 3.4 GHz. I think i'll go with this board as opposed to the 680i. I don't need, and can't really afford sli. And if i'm right and the p35's support penryn then I won't have to get a new board if I decide to upgrade my cpu.
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post #3 of 7
2nd PCI slot is for a physics card or 2nd gfx card for more monitors

Looks like it would support the penryn because of the 1333 FSB, but I'm not sure.

OCing I don't know, check toms for review
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Yes the P35 chipset supports penryn and the 45nm technology, and the P35 is also able to do crossfire but one of the pcie slots run at4x instead of 16x, and yes it is a good oc'er. Madmax has the IP35 Pro and is pretty happy with it. and the second pcie slot can also be used as smee44 suggested. the X38 chipset is going to support SLI though, so if you want that then wait till August.
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post #5 of 7
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Can you tweak the board to do sli?
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post #6 of 7
I think that some have used modded drivers and some other software/hardware modification to get sli working on a crossfire mb, but i also think SLI requires at least an 8x pcie slot. Not sure though



I know some have done it, look thru the Nvidia forum, but not sure how or what mb they used
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post #7 of 7
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http://www.tomshardware.com/2006/08/...sli/index.html

I guess that means that if you tweak a board with two pci-e slots you could get it to do sli?
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