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post #1501 of 1985
I hope you guys don't mind me jumping in on this.

I see there are a ton of pages in this thread, so I hope nobody minds me asking if this specific case was already covered.

I have a MSI 890FXA-GD70 motherboard, which, as you know, does not natively support SLI. I'm currently running a Radeon HD 6870 card but when I can afford it I will be switching to Nvidia. Based on some quick research it looks like the GTX 560 Ti would be comparable in price with just a slightly better performance.

So here's the main question. Has anybody specifically had success in getting SLI to work on the MSI 890FXA-GD70 motherboard with two or more GTX560Ti cards? If so, were there any initial complications I should know about and would you say it is worth the risk?

Again, I hope you don't mind the possibly repeated question here.

Oh, and here are my PC specs in case it helps:
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition
Mainboard: MSI 890FXA-GD70
Memory: 4GB DDR3 PC3-12800H (800MHz) G.Skill Ripjaws
Hard Drive: 4x 500GB HDDs
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Edited by vertigoelectric - 9/20/11 at 2:12pm
post #1502 of 1985
Quote:
Originally Posted by simousatk;15002168 
Thank you for your answer, I just want to overclocker 2gtx560ti and not gts450 because since I put gts450 with 2gtx560ti, I cannot any more overclocker gtx and I does not understand(include) why

I use MSI afterburner...

there is a setting in there that locks 2 of the same cards together for OCing..

but that will leave the other one alone..

Also... if you are OC and it is unstable since you have another card...

you might have a PSU or Heat issue
Quote:
Originally Posted by vertigoelectric;15004916 
I hope you guys don't mind me jumping in on this.

I see there are a ton of pages in this thread, so I hope nobody minds me asking if this specific case was already covered.

I have a MSI 890FXA-GD70 motherboard, which, as you know, does not natively support SLI. I'm currently running a Radeon HD 6870 card but when I can afford it I will be switching to Nvidia. Based on some quick research it looks like the GTX 560 Ti would be comparable in price with just a slightly better performance.

So here's the main question. Has anybody specifically had success in getting SLI to work on the MSI 890FXA-GD70 motherboard with two or more GTX560Ti cards? If so, were there any initial complications I should know about and would you say it is worth the risk?

Again, I hope you don't mind the possibly repeated question here.

Oh, and here are my PC specs in case it helps:
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition
Mainboard: MSI 890FXA-GD70
Memory: 4GB DDR3 PC3-12800H (800MHz) G.Skill Ripjaws
Hard Drive: 4x 500GB HDDs
Video: Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 6870
Sound: Creative Audigy 2 ZS
Power Supply: Kingwin 850w
Printer: Canon Pixma MP210
OS: Windows XP Pro SP2

I have almost the same motherboard as that...

and i am pretty sure there is someone on here who has that board and SLI on it...

IF SLI works on one setup.. it should work for all setups (any cards)

That said....

I would look at win x64 for your system...

WinXP SP2 will hold it back somewhat...

with it's lack of DX10 and 11 support...
Edited by hodgoes2001 - 9/20/11 at 4:26pm
post #1503 of 1985
I got a really quick question this patch will work on my sig rig... right?

Im about to buy another 460
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post #1504 of 1985
can we do this on a p8p67?
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post #1505 of 1985
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Originally Posted by Osea23;15007270 
can we do this on a p8p67?

No p67 isn't compatible.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Aussiejuggalo;15007024 
I got a really quick question this patch will work on my sig rig... right?

Im about to buy another 460

X48 is compatible.
Edited by huhh - 9/20/11 at 5:59pm
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post #1506 of 1985
Dang it! :\ any chance that it will be?
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post #1507 of 1985
hows your guys performance with these patched drivers? I'm thinking about getting another 460 and I'm just curious if the hassle is worth it or if it doesn't work well enough to make it worth my while.
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Works perfectly fine. Haven't had any problems.
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post #1509 of 1985
forgive me for my laziness, but do you have to install any inf's or is just a patch to download to fix the drivers or is it just disabling driver signing or something. Basically how does this work before i throw more money at newegg.
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post #1510 of 1985
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Originally Posted by raven117;15014118 
forgive me for my laziness, but do you have to install any inf's or is just a patch to download to fix the drivers or is it just disabling driver signing or something. Basically how does this work before i throw more money at newegg.

1. Install latest nVidia drivers on your system. Reboot.

2. Download and install SLI Patch 1.5b, ensure UAC is off, and run the patch as administrator (right click exe, left click "run as administrator"). Reboot.

3. Download and install modded drivers corresponding to the official nVidia drivers you installed. Again ensure that UAC is off, and that you run the cmd file as administrator. Reboot.


Then you're done. That's all that needs to be done, no real "hacking" required on your end. Just enable SLI and enjoy!
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