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Old 02-02-2008, 03:31 AM   #1
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whats so great about having to pci-e x16 slots, besides Sli or Crossfire. My mobo has 2 pci-e x16 slots, but problem is, it doesnt support Sli or Crossfire. I could soft mod it to have Sli with a program, but not right now.
so if i put another graphics card in the second slot, will i get a performance increase? decrease? and what are some advantages and disadvantages of having a mobo having 2 pci-e x16 slots that doesnt support Sli or Crossfire?
unless something else can go there except fans and graphic cards.
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Old 02-02-2008, 03:40 AM   #2
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are they pci-e x16 slots
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Old 02-02-2008, 03:43 AM   #3
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oops my bad.. forgot to put that information
yes they are
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wow . 3 of them . and the board doesnt support sli OR crossfire.
that doesnt make sence
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whoops, guess theres another typo, should get some sleep before posting anything.
my mistake, i mean 2 pci-e x16 slots
sorry for the misunderstanding, ill edit the first post
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haha ok . still . thats the same as my board . but it supports crossfire not sli.
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hmm i see, so what will happen if i plug in a random graphics card in the second slot?
and what will happen if i used an external splitter and connect 1 monitor to the 2 graphics card?
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proberly nothing if its not supported
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Default Re: 2 pci-e slots

no, in sli or crossfire, there should be exactly the same cards
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Default Re: 2 pci-e slots

You can do 2 graphics cards and setup a 3 or 4 monitor setup. My mobo supports SLI, but I don't use SLI, I just connect 2 monitors to 1 GFX card, and 1 to the other GFX card for a 3 monitor setup.
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