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Old 12-18-2006, 09:57 PM   #1
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Do you need a motherboard that says SLi compatible, or does it just need two pci-e express slots?
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If it supports Sli it will come with the SLi cable.
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You can SLI with any motherboard that has 2 PCI-Express 16x slots (physical x16, not electrical).
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you need driver hack for 2x PCIE slots to work right on a non SLi Motherboard right?.. That one DFI motherboard you can mod the chipset and it enables SLi
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Yessir, any non-nvidia chipset that doesn't support SLi you will need a hacked driver. As of now, there are NO hacked drivers for G80, but hopefully that will change in the near future. With the DFI Ultra-D, you can connect to bridges on the chipset to enable it to a SLI-DR. New revisions have a layer of epoxy to prevent this, but you can always scratch off the epoxy.
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Yessir, any non-nvidia chipset that doesn't support SLi you will need a hacked driver. As of now, there are NO hacked drivers for G80, but hopefully that will change in the near future. With the DFI Ultra-D, you can connect to bridges on the chipset to enable it to a SLI-DR. New revisions have a layer of epoxy to prevent this, but you can always scratch off the epoxy.
God dam DFI . That sucks for G80 users
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Old 12-18-2006, 10:21 PM   #7
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Don't blame DFI, its all nvidia's fault. They epoxyed the chips, not DFI. Nvidia also said they won't enable SLI on the 975x just because they thing 8x 8x is not enough. But in reality, x16 x16 doesnt give that much of a performance boost. 1% difference at max. So yeah, stupid nvidia.
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Ok so all you need is a hacked driver and an sli bridge and it should work...
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Old 12-18-2006, 10:52 PM   #9
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yepp, thats what you need.
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Any idea on where to get one of those drivers?
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sorry, i dont, but this thread might help: http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...=107805&page=2
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Ok wait a minute. I always thought if you have two PCI-e x16 slots, SLi is enabled automatically when you bridge any two SLi supported video cards.
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Old 12-18-2006, 11:38 PM   #13
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nope, only on nvidia chipsets.
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So we're all better off getting the new Nvidia 600 series supported boards? If we want to use the full SLi technology, that is. I want the max. x16 x16--like this board here:

ASUS P5N32-E SLI Socket T (LGA 775) NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131073

this one also runs on full speed too:

EVGA 122-CK-NF68-AR Socket T (LGA 775) NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813188009

That one looks so beautiful--I almost want to buy it right now.
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Thing is, Nvidia decided to be bastards and make the 8800GTX (not sure about GTS) SLi compatable only with x16 x16, but hopefully a hacked driver can fix that problem. So if you want to SLi G80s, you need a 680i board. But hell, if you have enough money, might as well wait for the DFI 680i board or get the ASUS striker.
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I'm looking to get any one of those. I just got promoted to working full time beginning in January 07 (was working only 4 hours per day before) at my work so money is coming in. Since it's late night, I also get a 5% late shift differential on top of my max pay. Yesss!!!!!!

I smell a new build soon in 07 when the paycheck start to come in.
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haha, good to hear. the DFI board is supposed to be killer. But something are having major problems with SATA on that board, so iono
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Oh I heard about that. It's from a fresh article here...

Nvidia’s High-End Chipset Under Fire for Problems.
Enthusiasts Report Issues with Nvidia’s nForce 680i Serial ATA Controller
http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/chipset...214235359.html
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yeah, so i would wait before buying one to see if Nvidia is ever going to fix the problem that started in the nforce 3 era.
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Here's another article saying that Nvidia did fix that particular problem, but....

Nvidia High-End Chipset Problem Solved, Says Nvidia, but End-Users Disagree.
End-Users Still Complain about Serial ATA Issues on nForce 680i, Other Chipsets
http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/chipset...219224535.html
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