Hey, im in a bit of a pickel.
Iv got a GeForce 6600 GT (128mb) and a AMD Athlon XP 2700+
My bro is going to upgrade and ill get his old stuff :p.
Hes got a 6600 GT PCI-e and a 64Bit AMD 2700 something like that anyway.
And i was thinking if i should get a SLI MOBO and get another 6600GT and have em' in SLI?
Is that a good idea?
What are you primarly using this computer for? are you a hardcore gamer? if so, SLI would probably be what you want, althogh its over kill right now
as for your CPU, probably a Athlon 64 2800+ you could get an SLI board, and another 6600 gt. or just get the board for now, and get another 6600gt later on. You should find out what socket his processor is, mainly because theres only one socket 754 (thats the older amd 64 bit socket) that has SLI, at least i think theres only one, might be a couple by now. If he has socket 939, the newer socket, you have a wide choice of motherboards
You'd be better off getting a 6800, or even a 7800. You'd ultamatley pay the same price for one of those if you were to get bot another 6600 and a new mobo.
Yeah, hes got a socket 939.
Im getting his old 6600 GT its SLI ready, so i jsut need to get a new MOBO and another 6600GT
So i dont need to spend that much money.
I don't think AMD have a 64bit 2700+ CPU.
You do know that you need the exact same model cards to use them in SLI so say one is a ASUS the other one has to be ASUS as well it can't be XFX!
Its ok to mix vendors with SLI now, as long as they are both the same basic card ie. 2 x 6600gt or 2 x 6800gt. http://www.slizone.com/object/slizone2_rel80.html I did the SLI thing and mark my words mate, its awesome.
You can either agree with meor be wrong.
12th November 2003
couldnt he just put his own old 6600GT 128Mb (if PCI offcourse) AND his brothers old 6600GT in a SLI? just wonderin..
Yes he could i think thats what he is asking.
Rammstein ist das ownageYeah, hes got a socket 939. Im getting his old 6600 GT its SLI ready, so i jsut need to get a new MOBO and another 6600GT So i dont need to spend that much money.
nope. i think he only has one. the one he is getting from his bro. tell us what your current motherboard is. if it isn't that old, just use the parts he gave you and wait until the video card won't play games anymore. does your mobo support pci-e? if you have to get a new mobo, go ahead and get an SLI, but maybe wait 6 monts or so before getting the video card. it will work nicley for games for now and in 6 months, that card will be even cheaper.