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ChronoJedi

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#1 13 years ago

I was recently looking around online for a new power supply, to plan ahead for my SLI configuration, and I saw that on one site they have 'SLI Certified power supplies'. Is it true that I would need to get one of those to power an SLI system?




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#2 13 years ago

just had a quick look around, ( i googled for 'SLI Certified power supplies' ), seems like Nvidia have an approval scheme for power supplies that meet a certain standard.As there are 2 graphics cards obviously there is a need for a high power and high quality psu, skimp on the psu and it could wreck a pc

lookeee here

http://gear.ign.com/articles/565/565295p1.html

yes i know its from last november but its the first i found


Thinking about it.



ChronoJedi

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#3 13 years ago

Hmm, I see. Well, thanks for the informative article :cheers:




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#4 13 years ago

No you don't need one. In fact, the only thing I can tell that sets them apart from others is the presence of a second 6-pin power connector for video cards. nVIDIA does dole out the "SLI certified" logo bit, though.




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#5 13 years ago

just get a 550 watt or better and its just as good for sli




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#6 13 years ago
just get a 550 watt or better and its just as good for sli

you can 550W PSUs cheaper than a quality mouse pad for SLI, a very powerful is needed, yes 550W, but not just 550W... SLI Certified and an excellent 12v Rail