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how good is 6600 GT sli


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phua zheng hao

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i am currently using single slot 6600GT and my motherboard could support SLI. i wonder is it worth for me to add on another 6600GT. can the performance compare to x800 or 6800GT?
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Nope and you could waste both the new 6600GT and the old one buy trying to couple a new 6600GT with yuor old one. If you do try sli it will mean getting the exact same make and model and then flashing them to matching bios versions which is dangerous.
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ermm, i dont quite get what u are trying to explain to me but for more detail i am using GA-K8NXP-SLI mother board with one MSI NX6600GT-TD128 http://www.msi.com.t...ail.php?UID=672 . From gigabyte site, i found out that if i add in another MSI NX6600GT-TD128 i could increase my graphic card performance by 86%
http://tw.giga-byte....722_sli.htm#sli so i wonder if it could be compared to other ati graphic performance like 9800, x800 or nvdia 7800 GT.
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Basically, he's saying that to run the two cards together, you need to have the exact same make, model, and prefferably from the same batch. Then you have to flash the BIOS. Which is dangerous and could end up ruining both cards.

If you couldn't understand that, then you have no place attempting to do it. It's just not worth the risk.
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Cheers, <<< staff now woohoo.
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Congrats! I've been following your posts warriorscot and I think you are a great addition to the staff! :tazz:


As with the SLi, it just about the same performance (with low resolutions). My opinion is that you should do A LOT of research before trying it, but it terms of ca$h it would be cheaper to just pick up an EXACT copy of the card you have and SLi them together.

Bottom line: They are both about the same. It's more economical to SLi, but more stable to buy one 6800GT.

Edited by UV_Power, 09 August 2005 - 07:59 PM.

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Congrats warriorscot
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why do i need to flash my bios?
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i found something http://www.pcstats.c...id=1768&page=11
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You need to flash the bios if they dont match the two cards have to be completely identical in every way. It can also be pretty buggy system as well. The one card solutions are always as a rule more powerful. Thanks guys.

Edited by warriorscot, 10 August 2005 - 04:55 AM.

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i know very well of the brand of my graphic card and even tough if i have to update my bios, i wont have any risk for me cause i have dual bios and i also have a bios updater software for my motherboard which is 100% safe. i do not need to boot into bios mode to update my bios. i can did it in windowsxp.
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You have dual bios on the video cards?
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opps i tought u r talking about motherboard bios. u mean i have to update my graphic card bios? the firmware? can i did it by removing the original card and put the new card individualy and install the new graphic driver?
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Have a looki here http://www.geekstogo...showtopic=54716

Edited by silverblades, 14 August 2005 - 07:07 PM.

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