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#1 Blaze413

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 04:41 PM

can i run crossfire without the bridge connecters if my mobo says it is crossfire ready??

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 04:47 PM

Nope. Depends entirely on the cards you are trying to crossfire.

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 04:53 PM

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/se...C7BBTkwCjCECjCE

thats my card to crossfire 2 of same card

i really didnt think i could but i was just trying to get 1 card in the first slot and 1 in the second slot to allow more airflow.....but the bridges wont reach so i also take it there arnt any bridge extenders??

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 08:16 PM

its all dependent on the card. many of your lowend cards like the 4550 or certain 4670s have no hookup for a bridge and can only crossfire without it. virtually all your high end cards require a bridge. Easy rule of thumb, if theres a hookup for a bridge on the card then it needs the bridge-crossfire enabled board simply means if you want to run multiple video cards they have to be ATI crossfire enabled cards, that you cannot run 2 NVIDIA cards in SLI on that board.

You may be able to find a bridge connector, however it may not work, and on many boards the third PCI_E slot runs at a slower speed then the other 2 causing a performance slow down.

Edited by the_patriot09, 23 April 2010 - 08:19 PM.

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 09:32 PM

http://cgi.ebay.com/ASUS-Long-Flexible-ATI...=item5637de523c

I have a pair of extended ones that came with my IP35 PRO, but have to hold on to them. Look around, you can sometimes find long crossfire bridges for $15 shipped.

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