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I have two 8400 GS PCIe cards. I was thinking of putting them in a HTPC pc. I don't need them for gaming since I have a gaming rig. So the thought of using them for entertainment purposes jumped up. Can they be used in SLI? I have read conflicting posts. Some say yes others say no. I have read to use one to handle PhysX (don't know what that is) and the other to handle the rest.

Any suggestions?

I have everything I would only need a motherboard with two PCIe slots.
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I do not think thy can be sli'ed

you can put the other one in your sigrig for physx
not that it will do it well
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I have two 8400 GS PCIe cards. I was thinking of putting them in a HTPC pc. I don't need them for gaming since I have a gaming rig. So the thought of using them for entertainment purposes jumped up. Can they be used in SLI? I have read conflicting posts. Some say yes others say no. I have read to use one to handle PhysX (don't know what that is) and the other to handle the rest.

Any suggestions?

I have everything I would only need a motherboard with two PCIe slots.
HTPC would not benefit from SLI.

Also, what is the current video adapter in the HTPC? Newer IGP outperform the 8400GS in video playback. For HTPCs, it is not really about raw power but about supported codec and image quality.
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My main HTPC uses HD 4350 through HDMI.

These two would use S-Video
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post #5 of 8
The 8400GS is really only useful as a spare card.

Onboard HD4200/4250/4290 will far surpass this card both in video playback quality, and colour quality.

Not to mention, stronger in gaming.

My friend's OC'd HD4250 does very well in TF2.
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Thanks for the info.
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the 4350 is much better
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The 8400 GS is really barely even a match for some integrated GPUs. Cheap, cheap spare, or basic HTPC with no integrated.

I need to get rid of mine.
 
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