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#1 k77996

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Posted 15 March 2009 - 10:34 PM

Hi, I'm currently using an Nvidia 8600 by sparkle and I was wondering if i could connect my onboard graphics card with my 8600. Can I? xD

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Posted 15 March 2009 - 11:02 PM

I sincerely doubt it. I know there are a few Crossfire enabled boards that allowe you to crosssfire an onboard ATI card with a dedicated ATI card from the same series, but I havent heard anything like that for SLI. if they do, the onboard has to match the dedicated, so if you have a dedicated 8600 your going to have to have an integrated 8600 video card. But even then, I havent seen any motherboards that support this. to be sure, what kind of motherboard do you have?

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Posted 15 March 2009 - 11:05 PM

Just to clarify, to run dual 8600s in SLI you need a motherboard with 2 PCI express x16 slots and two nvidia 8600s.

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Posted 19 March 2009 - 09:50 PM

uhm i'm not sure what motherboard i have, but i'm guessing that it just won't work. Thanks




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