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post #1651 of 1985
Hi, Like many others right now, I am trying to get my PC to run best as possible with Battlefield 3.

I have an ASUS M4A89GTD PRO motherboard with a single GTX 460. Yesturday I ordered another GTX460 for a good price. But I forgot to check if my MB is SLi compatible, and it is not... crossfire only.

So my question is, what do I need to install\\patch in order for my GTXs to run in SLi mode? Is my MB compatible with HyperSLi? Does anyone have experiance with this MB and SLi?

What about SLi Bridges, I did not get one with my GTX nor with my MB, can I just order any from ebay?

Thanks in advance!
post #1652 of 1985
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Originally Posted by Maniac View Post
Hi, Like many others right now, I am trying to get my PC to run best as possible with Battlefield 3.

I have an ASUS M4A89GTD PRO motherboard with a single GTX 460. Yesturday I ordered another GTX460 for a good price. But I forgot to check if my MB is SLi compatible, and it is not... crossfire only.

So my question is, what do I need to install\\patch in order for my GTXs to run in SLi mode? Is my MB compatible with HyperSLi? Does anyone have experiance with this MB and SLi?

What about SLi Bridges, I did not get one with my GTX nor with my MB, can I just order any from ebay?

Thanks in advance!
1- Download the latest available driver from nVidia's web site and install it with only ONE GPU installed in the mobo
2- Reboot the rig
3- Run HyperSLI and reboot again
4- Install the second GPU and let windows install the driver for you
5- Reboot again
6- Now the SLI options should be available in nVidia control panel, enjoy it.

You NEED the SLI bridge, so, order one from ebay or amazon for complete the process.
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Will this HyperSLI work on my gigabyte ex58-ds4 to do 590 sli?
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Will this HyperSLI work on my gigabyte ex58-ds4 to do 590 sli?
You can test and let us know the results, nobody here can tell you if will work or not, trying you can know the answer.
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post #1655 of 1985
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Hi, Like many others right now, I am trying to get my PC to run best as possible with Battlefield 3.

I have an ASUS M4A89GTD PRO motherboard with a single GTX 460. Yesturday I ordered another GTX460 for a good price. But I forgot to check if my MB is SLi compatible, and it is not... crossfire only.

So my question is, what do I need to install\\patch in order for my GTXs to run in SLi mode? Is my MB compatible with HyperSLi? Does anyone have experiance with this MB and SLi?

What about SLi Bridges, I did not get one with my GTX nor with my MB, can I just order any from ebay?

Thanks in advance!
As you can see, I have the same board. The SLI hack works, but ever so often I have to reinstall my drivers and the SLI hack. I can do that, it'll work for a few weeks, then I will start to have driver crashes and I have to reinstall everything again.

I got my bridge on ebay, works fine.

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I believe it's an option available to mobo manufactures to purchase SLI licensing for their board. Does anyone know for sure before I buy the cheapest 990fx board on newegg and find out it can't do SLI without a hack?
Considering it's licensed on the 990fx chipset, I would assume the hack would work. Very little difference between 890 and 990.
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As you can see, I have the same board. The SLI hack works, but ever so often I have to reinstall my drivers and the SLI hack. I can do that, it'll work for a few weeks, then I will start to have driver crashes and I have to reinstall everything again.

I got my bridge on ebay, works fine.

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Ah ok. Thanks all for your help. I'll give it a go, if it gets anoying, I'll try to find a new MB.
post #1658 of 1985
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Considering it's licensed on the 990fx chipset, I would assume the hack would work. Very little difference between 890 and 990.
to my knowledge all of the 990 boards support SLI...

But if not the hack will work...

Since the chipset is up to it
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As you can see, I have the same board. The SLI hack works, but ever so often I have to reinstall my drivers and the SLI hack. I can do that, it'll work for a few weeks, then I will start to have driver crashes and I have to reinstall everything again.

I got my bridge on ebay, works fine.

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Just one question, what SLi bridge are you using?
I just ordered this one: http://viewitem.eim.ebay.no/ASUS-NVL...352057657/item
but the guy selling it refunded my money since my MB does not support this cable?? Any recomendations?

Thanks
post #1660 of 1985
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Just one question, what SLi bridge are you using?
I just ordered this one: http://viewitem.eim.ebay.no/ASUS-NVL...352057657/item
but the guy selling it refunded my money since my MB does not support this cable?? Any recomendations?

Thanks
Any SLI bridge should work without problems, I use one ASUS while my GPUs are XFX and my mobo is Gigabyte.
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