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Orpheo

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#1 10 years ago

Ok, first question. I plan on building a new computer soon (first time doing it). I'm using on my current computer an ATI Radeon x1300 (yes I know, poopy). I was told to get an nVidia GeForce. So I'm wondering, will these 2 cards work together? Being that they're from different brands I have a feeling something will be messed up.

Seconly, I could use some tips for building a new computer that can support AoC. My budget is ~$800, and I don't need a new harddrive.

Thanks in advance, Orpheo.




C38368

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#2 10 years ago

No. You could probably have a lot of fun writing drivers to make them play nice in order to use them as dual heads, but let's be realistic here.

You certainly will never be able to link them together like SLI or Crossfire.




Orpheo

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#3 10 years ago

So I need 2 of the same brand of video card?




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#4 10 years ago

Here are the criteria for proper implementation of SLI. I selected the portion that pertains to the question you asked but there are many facts about SLI on this page you should familiarize yourself with: [COLOR=blue]http://www.slizone.com/page/slizone_faq#c3[/COLOR] Don't overlook the basics other than how to match up the video cards. Besides the video cards needing to be SLI ready the motherboard must be too and it's recommended to have an SLI certified PSU too with a 24 pin plug. Ensure the PSU has enough wattage and amperage per rail for the cards you plan on using. Other than that it's wise to think about using a case with good air flow, esp if the cards used do not vent out the back of the case. If you let us know what your budget is for an SLI upgrade including what parts you need, we'll be able to help you in more detail. If you can afford it you can get a couple 9600GTs for about $280.




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#5 10 years ago

You need two of the same brand of card. They must also be the same model. Examples: What WILL work: 8800GTS 320MB + 8800GTS 320MB eVGA 8800GTS 640MB SSC + XFX 8800GTS 512MB What WILL NOT work: 8800GT + 8800GTS 8800GTX + 8800Ultra Get the idea? For pure convenience and ease of install, it is best to get two identical cards.




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#6 10 years ago
The_Daedalus;4373819You need two of the same brand of card.

Actually, no you don't, and you contradicted this in the examples you gave, so I assume it's a typo maybe?




Orpheo

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#7 10 years ago

I'm working no a computer with a TOTAL budget of ~$800. I haven't put it together yet (because I don't know how >.>) so I can't tell you how much I have to spend on a video card. I read over that site Omen, was helpful thank you XD.




*Daedalus

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#8 10 years ago

Aopologies, I did. I meant model.




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#9 10 years ago

Try running two 8800GTX Ultras in SLI. *drool*




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#10 10 years ago
The_Daedalus;4373819You need two of the same brand of card. They must also be the same model. Examples: What WILL work: 8800GTS 320MB + 8800GTS 320MB eVGA 8800GTS 640MB SSC + XFX 8800GTS 512MB

That's interesting, I never knew that. I always thought that the G80 and G92 GPUs wouldn't work together in SLI.




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