Not to necro this but just to clear it up for the op. That system has 3 video cards in a hybrid setup. the 760i with its on-board and two pcix 8x 9800s (watered down 9800 gt's) stuck into two mxm 16x channels. The system uses the the 760i as the primary to control the two daughter cards (9800s). Example would be that the 760i gets a image to display so it breaks it up and sends it to the two 9800s's for them to run then they send it back to the 760i to finish up and display the resulted image. People have dropped in 285gtx mxm cards and they do install and activate but you can not use them as the system still sends all images first to the 760i and it has no clue what to do with them since the 9800s are not present. this system was sorta a test bed along with one that dell (I think who made one also) tried and failed at. This was voodoo's last PC build before HP took them apart. The problem is with upgrading the cards is the system really needs a bios overhaul. All the stuff is their physically to do it but its just limited in the bios. If it was not locked down like it is. It would of IMO been a worth while setup. It has hot swap with raid, up to 8gigs ddr2 and up to a q9650. It also has two mini pcix slots but pfft who uses that crap anyways besides netbooks. But to answere the op question, You have to oc the 760 as well plus the two 9800s. You also do not see much gain. I think during testing only got 3fps over stock and heat went way up. Remember that you are also cooling a cpu+760i+2x 9800s on one cooler.
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3/29/11 at 10:52am