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    Default Hi need help with SLI

    Hi guys i am getting a second video card and wondering if you could tell me if the existing video card is compatible with the new one for SLI. I know the GTX 480's are being phased out but anyway.



    The MB is Gigabyte X58A-UD5

    Thanks for any help.

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    Default Re: Hi need help with SLI

    Web searches using:
    • geforce gtx 480 sli requirements
    • gtx 480 sli review
    should answer any questions you have.

    The only problem you might have with different brands is if either of the cards has "issues" with applying overclocked settings. I recall seeing several threads where some recent Gigabyte Radeon cards had a special bios that made overclocking difficult. I don't know if this applies to any of Gigabyte's or other manufacturers' Geforce cards. Your best bet is to read reviews that deal with each of your video cards.

    What brand/model power supply are you using?
    Last edited by profJim; 06-16-2011 at 08:53 PM.
    Q9650 @ 4.10GHz [9x456MHz]
    P35-DS4 [rev: 2.0] ~ Bios: F14
    4x2GB OCZ Reaper PC2-8500 1094MHz @5-5-5-15
    MSI N460GTX Hawk Talon Attack (1GB) video card <---- SLI ---->
    Seasonic SS-660XP2 80 Plus Platinum psu (660w)
    WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data)
    Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD (boot)
    SLI @ 16/4 works when running HyperSLI
    Cooler Master 120XL Seidon push/pull AIO cpu water cooling
    Cooler Master HAF XB computer case (RC-902XB-KKN1)
    Asus VH242H 24" monitor [1920x1080]
    MSI N460GTX Hawk (1GB) video card
    Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
    win7 x64 sp1 Home Premium
    HT|Omega Claro plus+ sound card
    CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD UPS
    E6300 (R0) @ 3.504GHz [8x438MHz] ~~ P35-DS3L [rev: 1.0] ~ Bios: F9 ~~ 4x2GB Kingston HyperX T1 PC2-8500, 876MHz @4-4-4-10
    Seasonic X650 80+ gold psu (650w) ~~ Xigmatek Balder HDT 1283 cpu cooler ~~ Cooler Master CM 690 case (RC-690-KKN1-GP)
    Samsung 830 128GB SSD MZ-7PC128B/WW (boot) ~~ WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data) ~~ ZM-MFC2 fan controller
    HT|Omega Striker 7.1 sound card ~~ Asus VH242H monitor [1920x1080] ~~ Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
    win7 x64 sp1 Home Premium ~~ CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD U.P.S
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