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According to this source, which is also the manufacturer of the card, my card supports SLI, however if you'll take a close look into the card you'll see that there is no port to connect to the SLI bridge, How is it possible?, is there an alternative to the side port that desegnated to bind the two cards together?.
here's a photo of a card that has the port i refer to:
http://www.geniman.com.hk/geforce7800gt_pcie.htm (tho included).
I'll highly appreciate any help.
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Let's see if I get this...

Your profile shows a 6600 (assuming PCIe because of the motherboard), yet you offer a link to a 7800GT. Which one is your actual card?
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He posted a picture of a card showing the sli bridge connector.

It would appear that he has the 6600 DDR2 version (only one available with 256 meg, I think)

What does the manual say about it? If you dont have an SLI connection, I dont see how you can run SLI.
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post #4 of 19
They might be refering to bridgeless SLI mode, only available with newer drivers.
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post #5 of 19
some newer chipset mb's will be offering a "bridgless" sli . kinda a wannabe sli...it gives about 1/2 to 3/4 true sli performance. Thats how ASUS can run the dual core 7800 cards in sli as there is no bridge connector on them either.
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post #6 of 19
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My card is one of the older this company manufacturing, yet it has no SLI port,
the second question is whether my motherboard will run in bridgeless SLI mode if I'll commit the resistor mod to adjust it to running in SLI mode?.
I also would like to draw your attention to the specification of my particular card in the manufacturer site
i referred to in the original post, some seemed to miss it.
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post #7 of 19
Wow i just found a 512mb 6600, anyway back on topic: I am pretty sure that some modules of that card cant support SLI, correnct me if i'm wrong.
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post #8 of 19
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I included a link in the original post, which leads to the specification of my particular card from the manufacturer website, the manufacturer claims that this card supports SLI dual GPU tech, however it has no SLI bridge connector, it turns out that it's a card for a bridgless SLI system which only supported by the newest drivers and the newest mobos and generates only 1/2 f the performance of a regular combination...
my question is whether my mobo can support such combination with the SLI mod done, or not.
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post #9 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hellgy
I included a link in the original post, which leads to the specification of my particular card from the manufacturer website, the manufacturer claims that this card supports SLI dual GPU tech, however it has no SLI bridge connector, it turns out that it's a card for a bridgless SLI system which only supported by the newest drivers and the newest mobos and generates only 1/2 f the performance of a regular combination...
my question is whether my mobo can support such combination with the SLI mod done, or not.
Short answer: yes. Once you mod the ultra-d to sli, it iwll work both bridged and bridgeless. But be aware that DFI revised their mobos so no pencil mod could work. So if you have a fairly old mobo, you are ok for the SLI pencil mod.
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'll see what's the manufacturing date and let you know, where do i find it?, is it in a format similar to the one with the AMD CPUs- weeks and years?.
Is there any alternative to the pencil mod?.
I have this motherboard for over a month now, still didn't have a chance of using it...
I was very surprised to find out that there's an 512 mb Geforce 6600 my self, when i was looking for a second card to go with my current one on eBay.
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