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post #31 of 1985
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Because the SLI function is apparently something that is only software level, and can be unlocked on any board with multiple PCIe slots. I mean, do you think AMD, ATI, nVidia or Intel supports us overclocking? Is the unlocking of an extra core on an AMD processor piracy, because you're getting something that was never intended to be there in the first place?

I think you missed the small print when you overclock. You have it in your BIOS as well. The companies cannot be held responsible for damage incurred if you use the product outside the original specifications. The contract binding the two parties is very clear. Unlocking the extra core is your business and not AMD's. If you want 4 cores you buy a 4 core cpu from them and not a triple core. There is a reason why that thing is sold as a triple core.

So what if SLI or CFX is at a software level? Does this justify the fact that you are changing the original parameters of the product? Adding SLI to your mobo will breach the contract and void your warranty. Easy mate, once the product is not the same as the product sold, the manufacturer is not tied to you anymore. Basic contract law mate ...
 
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post #32 of 1985
"So what if SLI or CFX is at a software level? Does this justify the fact that you are changing the original parameters of the product? Adding SLI to your mobo will breach the contract and void your warranty. Easy mate, once the product is not the same as the product sold, the manufacturer is not tied to you anymore. Basic contract law mate ..."

Are you for real? That makes me an outlaw.

Are you ok with being a tool m8?
Edited by Iching - 2/26/10 at 10:40pm
post #33 of 1985
Well Asus made the SLI hack... atleast they made one...
Also, I don't think there is some kind of breach between the motherboard, as I have tried to investigate what the SLI patch/hack does, it just fools your drivers into thinking that it is an SLI capable chipset. It just presents your mobo into something Nvidia likes.
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post #34 of 1985
Do you still need this hack for non SLI motherboards? My friend is running a Gigabyte MA785GT-UD3H with SLI GTS 250s and says he never had to do any sort of hack to get them to work.
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post #35 of 1985
My SLI setup is running great. It is an absolute joy to play Grid, Batman, with everything maxed out at 2560x1600.
post #36 of 1985
Very sweet
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post #37 of 1985
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Do you still need this hack for non SLI motherboards? My friend is running a Gigabyte MA785GT-UD3H with SLI GTS 250s and says he never had to do any sort of hack to get them to work.
It depends... There was an Asrock board that did this too. Usually you do need the hack, though.
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post #38 of 1985
Val who I bought my MSI K9 off of had two 9800GX2's running in SLI on this board with no problem. Even if I need the hack, I'm planning on doing another 260 on this board in SLI once I get another PSU.
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post #39 of 1985
Works on my Gigabyte EP45-UD3P and two GTX 285s no problem.

I got the best of both worlds for lga775 set up
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post #40 of 1985
Would this work with a DFI 975x board Crossfire ready? I want to run two 8800gts in SLI. I see that other 975 chipset boards are compatible but i'm not sure if this one would be.
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