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Robilar I have a question about the SLI setup in this pic:



Are we suppose to use two SLI bridges to connect all four SLI connections?

Because I've got two GTX 260s in SLI and my Asus P6T came with only 1 flexible SLI bridge.
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Mine came with a 6 connector SLI bridge that was not flexible. It also came with one flexible crossfire bridge
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Originally Posted by eflyguy View Post
Lots of P6T users here, myself included - of course, you have the sensible CPU. Subscribed to see what experiences you have.

You have SAS ports - are you sure that's not the Deluxe board? (too lazy to look it up) I thought the "plain" P6T came with all SATA.

I am contemplating a second i7 system based on a 920. What made you choose the Asus board? Mine was based strictly on what Microcenter had when I bought it..
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It has SAS ports. I wasn't aware that it was a differentiator with the Deluxe.

I went with it rather than the deluxe because it supports tri-sli (And the deluxe doesn't). I have 3 GTX260's I may move over at some point.
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Have you done any testing of the i7's Turbo mode, how effective is it? I hear it over clock's automatically, but can also turn off cores and increase the speed of 1-2 cores dependant on how the game is optimized.
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Now that I have everything stable, I'm beginning to do some tests. Turbo mode by default is enabled but I have not seen it do anything special as yet.
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Here is my 4ghz run on 3dmark06. ram at 1600mhz, video cards at stock

the second slide is my Q9650 at 4ghz same video cards at stock on an X48 board
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So thats 1149 difference on cpu scores, and 2206 on overall score, pretty good I'd say. What temps on the i7 at 4ghz idle/load?
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Mine came with a 6 connector SLI bridge that was not flexible. It also came with one flexible crossfire bridge
I was just curious as to why you used two SLI bridges unless CrossFire is different than nvidia which only need 1 SLI bridge if you're just using 2 cards right?
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they are the crossfire connectors that came with the two cards. I have never been able to determine if one or two of the connectors makes any difference as it works both ways.

in this case I erred on the side of caution and used both.
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Also Nist, I am uncertain as to why you refer to the crossfire bridges as SLI bridges?

I am fairly certain that you should not interchange crossfire and SLI bridges.
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