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post #481 of 1985
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to SLI do i need 2x PCI Express 16 2.0 slots of can it be 1x PCI Express 16 2.0 slot and 1x PCI Express 1 slot with a SLI bridge?????
I'm not quite sure what you mean, but both cards need to physically fit into the motherboard.
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post #482 of 1985
i need 2x PCI Express x16 slots? i will post a picture of the inside of my case: so how are people using a none-SLI motherboard to SLI with, a non-SLI board would have only 1x PCI Express x16 slot right?? what other slot are they using to SLI with????
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post #483 of 1985
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i need 2x PCI Express x16 slots? i will post a picture of the inside of my case: so how are people using a none-SLI motherboard to SLI with, a non-SLI board would have only 1x PCI Express x16 slot right?? what other slot are they using to SLI with????
My non-SLI MoBo has 2 PCI Express X16 slots, your's doesn't seem to.
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post #484 of 1985
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My non-SLI MoBo has 2 PCI Express X16 slots, your's doesn't seem to.
yes my board only has 1 PCI Express 16 slot, im wonder why would they include 2 PCI Express 16 slots on a non-SLI board??
post #485 of 1985
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yes my board only has 1 PCI Express 16 slot, im wonder why would they include 2 PCI Express 16 slots on a non-SLI board??
To use CrossFire with ATi cards maybe???
post #486 of 1985
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To use CrossFire with ATi cards maybe???
WOW, lol ok let me get this straight, these boards are ATI Crossfire ready boards, and SLI is a different type of technology, hence the need to "modify" for SLI to be used, and my motherboard is neither Crossfire nor SLI because I don't have 2 PCI-E slots to begin with, thus I have no business being in this thread!

Anyway I wish you all success with the SLI conversion cheers!
post #487 of 1985
You got it right

ATI's Crossfire does not need any special certification for it to work, while Nvidia's SLI does instead ($$$).

If any mobo has two or more PCI-E 2.0 slots, it should run Crossfire with no issues at all, while it'll only run SLI if it is an SLI-Ready motherboard (which manufacturer has paid for its certification)

Kind Regards and thanks for the cheers
Edited by elbubi - 11/8/10 at 12:13pm
post #488 of 1985
pcie 2.0 is the slot your looking for, regardless of what speed (1x, 4x, 8x, 16x), this is what most major gpu use. it usually has a retaining braket or clip/hinge at the end. this slot is the longest of the pci family slots and is backwards compatible with pcie 1.0. speed, imo, mid-range and up gpu really 8x is the minimum.
post #489 of 1985
You are totally right wermad, x16/x8/x4/x1 is the speed of the slot while instead I intended to refer to the type of it, my bad

Kind Regards and thanks for correcting me
Edited by elbubi - 11/8/10 at 12:14pm
post #490 of 1985
Hello, looking for some help here. When I run SLIpatch 0.9b, I recieve a message "Unable to get boot information". (here is a screenshot)

Some details:
-Asus p5q3 board
-gtx280 card
-Nvidia Drivers 260.99
-Win7x64, fully updated

I should point out that I don't have a second gtx280 yet, but I'd prefer to be able to apply the patch right now. I haven't been able to find anyone else with the same issue. Hopefully someone can point me in the right direction to troubleshoot this.

Thanks,
popson
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