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hey peeps what is the best way to crossfire a XFX GeForce 8800 GT 512Mb 16xPCI-E graphics card, and whatt would be the outcome?

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You can't. Period.

Crossfire is ATI technology and only works on ATI cards. The only chipsets supporting this are made by AMD and Intel.

nVidia cards can work in SLI, and you'll need a mobo with an nVidia chipset for that.

You have a motherboard with an AMD chipset. thus, if you want to run multiple video cards, you'd either need to buy an ATI video card, or a motherboard with an nVidia chipset that supports your Phenom (and that last item will be impossible to find...).
    
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Well, Crossfire is only for ATI cards, so you would first have to buy 2 ATI cards before you can crossfire anything.
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Simply put: You can't Crossfire nVidia cards. Only SLI them.

Heh, three posts within the same minute.
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how would i sli them the?
    
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how would i sli them the?
Buy a Nvidia motherboard for AMD, I think the 590 was the last SLI chipset avalable for SLI. But I wouldn't know for sure.
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Quote:
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how would i sli them the?
Buy a new motherboard that supports SLI
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how woul i SLI them ?
    
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As stated before: buy a motherboard that supports SLI. However, boards that support both SLI and phenom are VERY rare.

This is the only one I found, and it isn't cheap:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131290

That does look like one helluva nice board though.
    
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post #10 of 25
You just buy another 8800GT and plug it in with the SLI bridge it comes with, enable SLI in the nVidia control panel ( I think) and blamo! SLI!

EDIT: Ouch, those mobo prices are kinda high...maybe instead of SLI, sell your GT and get an 9800GTX or GX2?
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