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Old 11-04-2008, 01:22 PM   #1
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I have a EVGA 256-P2-N765-AR GeForce 8600GTS, it is a PCI express card with SLI support. Will it still link up with another card via SLI if the other card is in a NON-PCI express slot?

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Old 11-04-2008, 01:24 PM   #2
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No.

Has to use the same slot/interface.

You can't mix and match agp cards with pci-e cards.
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Or do you mean 2.0 and 1.0?

If Luka didn't answer your question explain it more
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Old 11-04-2008, 02:13 PM   #4
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I think he means putting it in an old PCI slot. The two are completely incompatible, if that's what you are asking. You will not be able to insert a PCI express card into a regular PCI slot.
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What I mean is that I have a PCIe card in the proper slot, but if I wanted to add another video card, the only other slot I have is the old PCI slot type. The card I already have is SLI, but if I do get another card the is that has SLI but goes in the old PCI slot, will I still be able to link the two cards together via SLI even though one card is in a PCIe slot and the other is in a regular PCI slot?
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What I mean is that I have a PCIe card in the proper slot, but if I wanted to add another video card, the only other slot I have is the old PCI slot type. The card I already have is SLI, but if I do get another card the is that has SLI but goes in the old PCI slot, will I still be able to link the two cards together via SLI even though one card is in a PCIe slot and the other is in a regular PCI slot?
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Old 11-04-2008, 04:14 PM   #7
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Thanks. That is what I wanted to know
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