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i know this is noob i ave the i3 550 with intel h57 north bridge im have come across a few rare in my eyes mother boards that say sli on them i was wondering can i use the sli mode on the intel i3 the mother is http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Int...specifications is there any way to use sli i hope so i have search and asked intel no answers please help me
    
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If you plan on running SLI you really should look into a new CPU first.
But first you need a video card before you can SLI two.
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i was going to get nivida gtx 560 ti but dont want to spend the money getting new motherboard power supply and the finding out i wasted money when i could just throw 1 560 ti in
    
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but i would still new a motherboard and power supply as gateway has my case to small and probably use a proprietary power supply as the 560 ti need 500 watt and i have 220 watt
    
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i was going to get nivida gtx 560 ti but dont want to spend the money getting new motherboard power supply and the finding out i wasted money when i could just throw 1 560 ti in
You know SLI means that you are running 2 cards right?

If you plan on getting 1 560, then you will be just fine. You Just might not be able to get 2 cards with that setup.
post #6 of 17
i see nothing wrong with your CPU. Overclock it to 4+ GHz and you'll be set.

I have mine running @ 4.4 ghz w/HT on, and i've SLI'd 2 GTS 450's. My games run very smooth.

But yea, SLI would only work with 2 cards. Also depends on the resolution you game at. If you play in anything lower than 1280x1024, you won't see any noticeable increase.

Also, for 2 560's tou need a quality 600w PSU. I've even ran my sig rig from a Seasonic 500w PSU, and i can run everything overclocked and at 1080p no issues.
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i see nothing wrong with your CPU. Overclock it to 4+ GHz and you'll be set.
yesssss! OC that little fella & you will be

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...i was wondering can i use the sli mode on the intel i3 the mother is http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Int...specifications is there any way to use sli i hope so i have search and asked intel no answers please help me
This mobo is SLI compliant...just click on overview & you will see for yourself.
Edited by drBlahMan - 4/18/11 at 1:09pm
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i run cyrsis 2 at 13fps stock 1fps max settings and res i want a 2 560ti cards but want to make sure im not wasting money on something that wont work in the end
    
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i run cyrsis 2 at 13fps stock 1fps max settings and res i want a 2 560ti cards but want to make sure im not wasting money on something that wont work in the end
If you OC that i3 550, you will be very happy. Wanna know how happy?
Go here & find out http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...e-updated.html
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post #10 of 17
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i will overclock but i want to run game s fast and not have blck ops run like **** online and lowest res and setting so can i use sli mode for 2 graphic cards or stick to one
    
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