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 Post subject: Linking graphics cards with SLI, will it work with my setup?
PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2012 7:20 pm 
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I'm relatively new to PC building.
I'm looking at a GTS 450, and was wondering how I could use SLI to link it with my current card, and also if my current setup could handle it.

Master Card
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0382888

Slave Card
http://www.zotac.com/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage_images-SRW.tpl-VGA&product_id=110&category_id=29&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=100230&lang=en

System Specs
CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+
Mobo: BIOSTAR Group N61PB-M2S (Socket AM2 )
GPU: 512MB GeForce 9800 GT (ZOTAC International)
RAM: 4.0GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 330MHz
Power Supply: Raidmax ATX12v 450W
OS: Win 7 64-bit


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 Post subject: Re: Linking graphics cards with SLI, will it work with my se
PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 8:22 am 
Smithfield
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Those won't work. SLI requires the same GPU model, i.e., another GTS 450. Or another 9800GT for your current setup.


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 Post subject: Re: Linking graphics cards with SLI, will it work with my se
PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 2:56 pm 
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make sure your 450W PSU can handle SLI setup. You might have to upgrade it.

Seems you like Zotac. Have you looked at other brands? SLI is not always necessary. It might be better (and cheaper) to just get a single card

What do you plan to run on your computer?


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