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A few days ago we reported on the leaked ULi driver patch that enables SLI on any Detonator driver if the patch finds a ULi Northbridge. ULi (ironically now NVIDIA) created the patch to work with existing and future NVIDIA drivers -- other similar hacks required the use of ancient drivers to work correctly.

A few people were able to take our advice and create a patcher from the ULi INF files. The result? *SLI on any platform, no matter what the chipset (just so long as you have two PEG adaptors).
http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=1070
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Well now this is interesting . This could throw a major wrench in Nvidia's "SLI mobos" if when tested you can run this on almost platform. I would love this so I could put my 7800GTX's on any board!
This could me a major problem for Nividia if they don't fix this hole.
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Well now this is interesting . This could throw a major wrench in Nvidia's "SLI mobos" if when tested you can run this on almost platform. I would love this so I could put my 7800GTX's on any board!
This could me a major problem for Nividia if they don't fix this hole.

Quite the opposite, now that people dont need a specific chipset for sli more people will get that second SLI card. They wont need to spend the money on a new mobo.
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Quite the opposite, now that people dont need a specific chipset for sli more people will get that second SLI card. They wont need to spend the money on a new mobo.
Except for the fact that they have nowhere to plug it in. You still need a motherboard with the extra PCI express slot.
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Except for the fact that they have nowhere to plug it in. You still need a motherboard with the extra PCI express slot.
My thoughts exactly...is there actually any point in enabling SLI on a chipset that doesn't accommodate two gfx cards.
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and you would need good bandwith on each pci-e slot to get the cards to their full..
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My thoughts exactly...is there actually any point in enabling SLI on a chipset that doesn't accommodate two gfx cards.
Yes, because some non SLI boards actually have both slots on the board. They just disable SLI.
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Yes, because some non SLI boards actually have both slots on the board. They just disable SLI.
Aware of that I was not, I figure there are two slot non-SLI boards out there because its cost effective to market the board as non-SLI without having to redesign the whole board?

Still useful for a quad monitor setup I guess.
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Aware of that I was not, I figure there are two slot non-SLI boards out there because its cost effective to market the board as non-SLI without having to redesign the whole board?

Still useful for a quad monitor setup I guess.
Yep, that's exactly why there are 2 slot non SLI boards out there. (early DFI models could actually be modded into SLI) It's the same reasoning you see multiple model cpus built on the same core. Much cheaper to design 1 thing and then break it down to sell at different price points.
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