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Crossfire bridge.. install both or one?

post #1 of 14
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hey,

do i install both the crossfire bridges if i only have 2 cards, or just 1?
if just 1, does it matter what side i install it on?
post #2 of 14
only NEED one - but i think 2 looks better - you can get up to 3FPS better with both on - but a very small difference
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post #3 of 14
It makes no diff if you install both, but it looks better
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cool thanks guys +rep
post #5 of 14
I use both, no problems.

Never tried using just one.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by scottath View Post
only NEED one - but i think 2 looks better - you can get up to 3FPS better with both on - but a very small difference
Yeah, and flame decals on your CPU HSF will net you 500 more MHz in your overclock!
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post #7 of 14
I only use one, no problems whatsever, no difference.
You can choose whatever slot you want to use.
The extra slot is for Tri-fire.
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post #8 of 14
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Originally Posted by scottath View Post
only NEED one - but i think 2 looks better - you can get up to 3FPS better with both on - but a very small difference
    
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post #9 of 14
Use both.... at least it'll be impossible to lose one of them.
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post #10 of 14
I had the same question with an SLI or tri-SLI bridge. I choose the tri-SLI bridge because the big bridge holds the cards much tighter together. I had no screw left for the second card.
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