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post #211 of 1985
depends on your board pcie 2.0 layout, by the looks of them, they seem to be 2 slot. Looking at the prices of the accelloro's, its not too much of a stretch to go water cooling, and it provides way better temps.
post #212 of 1985
Looking at the Crosshair IV Formula pcie 2.0 layout, the acceleros should be able to fit if they only take 2 slots.

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post #213 of 1985
I understand the SLI hack with GTX 460s aren't supported with the new drivers but would it be possible to use it with the older stable ones? I really don't wanna spend $500 on complete upgrade.
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post #214 of 1985
No, you need drivers 258.xx to make the gtx 460 work, older drives will not work and will have trouble w/ your gtx 460. either buy an sli certified board, or a gtx 465/470/480 or older model, or wait for the new hack to support 258.xx

someone already tried and it did not work:

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Just for the record, dont grab SLi GTX460s and expect to be able to use them in non sli boards, had to remove my Crosshair III and replace with a M4A98TD - I bought the GTX460s without knowing nay of the above when they first came out
post #215 of 1985
Yea, there is a fair amount of people having problems with SLI hack and the 25* drivers, most people can just roll back to 257.12 and be fine, except GTX460 owners as that driver doesnt support them, I even modified the 257.inf so it would install on my system with the SLi hack, but again, still causes problems.
    
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post #216 of 1985
Hope it comes out soon i really want to SLI the GTX460 1Gb
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So, do the 258.xx drivers work with this hack, or no? I'd really like to run those...
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post #218 of 1985
Nope, they dont - latest stable drivers with SLi hack is 257.12 I believe
    
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Nope, they dont - latest stable drivers with SLi hack is 257.12 I believe
How do the 257.xx drivers compare to the 258.xx releases, performance-wise?
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post #220 of 1985
The 258.96 drivers gained me 2k points in vantage and SLi profiles have been improved a fair amount, gained a fair whack in Metro 2033 with everything on, as said before, i got bored of waiting for support, so just bought a M4N98TD EVO and my CIII is just sat there in hibernation at the minute
    
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