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I currently have two 6870's on my sig rig. I've been wanting to trade my two cards for two gtx 470's mainly because of folding but ofcourse SLI is a must. I know there's a SLI hack that I can use to get it to work but I have a few questions about it.

1. Can I use/update latest nvidia drivers when I do the SLI Hack?
2. Should I even bother myself with the sli hack?
3. What are the different problems that I may experience when I do this hack?

Thank you and God Bless ^_^
post #2 of 5
start reading into this
it should pretty much answer many of your questions
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you can download precracked drivers but be aware of the fact that those can´t and won´t be up to date.
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I'm running the SLI hack on the 258 ForceWare drivers with two GTX460's, works like a charm with the hack. I haven't had to update drivers yet because I'm too lazy, but if I was, I would uninstall the patch, sweep the drivers, install new drivers and then reapply the patch.

The patch adds another boot option to your OS, which gives you the option of choosing SLI or non SLI at boot time.

Apart from that, there's not really any problems as such. SLI *should* have worked on any motherboard with more than one PCIe x16 slot, but NVIDIA went all greedy and charged for the capability on boards.

In the month I've had SLI, I've never had an issue. All I saw was DRASTIC increases in FPS and performance in most of my games, so yeah, it's definitely worth it if you want to go down that road
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my system's second PCI-E slot is only 8x.. with no loss to that fact...

currently running the latest drivers with the latest SLI patch

Personally i just installed the latest version of the patch over the top of the other one..

same with the drivers..

works fine...

the SLI patch is supposed 2 be up-datable without reinstall..

same with the drives
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