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Hello I currently own a 9800gx2 in order for it to work with both my monitors i have to disable SLI.
So both cards can not do not work together.

One card has one monitor and the other card has the other monitor.

My question is:

If i bought 2 4850's would i have to do the same? or could i have cross fire enabled? and get the full power from my gpu's for games.

Thanks alot for your help and sorry for the typo's.
 

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Probably not, you should be able to use SLi and not disable the monitors though.
 

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Originally Posted by pyrophonic
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Hello I currently own a 9800gx2 in order for it to work with both my monitors i have to disable SLI.
So both cards can not do not work together.

One card has one monitor and the other card has the other monitor.

My question is:

If i bought 2 4850's would i have to do the same? or could i have cross fire enabled? and get the full power from my gpu's for games.

Thanks alot for your help and sorry for the typo's.

You need to connect both monitors to the primary card. I believe this is just a limitation of the technology.

It is the same for crossfire as well, no display devices work on my second card when crossfire is turned on. This is fine though since both of my monitors are connected to the primary card, where you may run into issues is if you have a third display running on the second card.
 

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thanks for the advice +repu

@ pao I live in the uk


looks like im buying 2 4850's
as i can run them with duel minotr and have cross fire on
 

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what drivers are you running on the 9800gx2

the latest version out i think 182

i am using windows xp
 

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Uuuuhhhhhh.......
You can't do SLI with a X38 board.
You could do crossfire though. You can hook up both monitors to 1 card and use 2 monitors.

his card is a 9800GX2, it does the SLI internally, same as using a 4870X2 on an NVidia chipset, his terminology was correct, and his card is running in sli.

Edit: Out of curiosity what is shipping between the US and UK?
 
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