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Old 06-22-2006, 07:35 PM   #1
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I'm thinking of getting a

BIOSTAR V6602GS21 Geforce 6600GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express x16 Video Card

and a

Gigabyte GA-K8N Pro-SLI Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD Motherboard

They both support SLI. I heard somewhere that I need two video cards to go into SLI mode, but I don't think that's true. Is it? If not, how do I go into SLI?

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Old 06-22-2006, 08:05 PM   #2
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Yes, you need two graphics cards connected with the little connector that comes with the motherboard to go into SLI mode. Otherwise it just runs like normal with one graphics card.

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like tommoy_boy said just get to gpu's (Graphics Processing Units) and connect them together with this
its called a sli connector

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Old 06-23-2006, 04:51 PM   #4
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You need two card to enable SLI mode. They can be two cards of the same model, like a 7600 GT with another 7600 GT, but you CANNOT mix and match like ATI's CrossFire. However, improvements in the driver now allow you to use different brands when buying cards, but the models must remain the same before SLI is enabled. For example, you can have a eVGA 7900 GT and a BFG Tech 7900 GT and SLI will run perfectly fine. You just need the same model, but brands can be different.

Before SLI matured, users were required to have cards of the same model and from the same brand.
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