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question about having one 8x graphics slot and one 16x graphics slot

 
aaron_o.o
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question about having one 8x graphics slot and one 16x graphics slot
i am using this MB here -
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[link to www.newegg.com]
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currently using this video card - [link to www.newegg.com]
in the 16x right now. the other is an 8x video card slot.

How would it work out if i wanted to get another video card?
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Re: question about having one 8x graphics slot and one 16x graphics slot
You mean for crossfire?
Don't know, my motherboard is the same, one 16x and one 4x

AFAIK, the bulk of the communication is done through the crossfire cables, not the pci slots
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Re: question about having one 8x graphics slot and one 16x graphics slot
woops. i put the wrong link up for my MB.
[link to www.newegg.com]

ONE 8x video card, ONE 16x video card slot
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03/15/2009 12:36 PM
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Re: question about having one 8x graphics slot and one 16x graphics slot
is it a good idea then to use 2 video cards?

was looking at the Sapphire ones here
[link to www.newegg.com]

it may go good with the sapphire i have now.
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03/15/2009 12:39 PM
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Re: question about having one 8x graphics slot and one 16x graphics slot
You can have 2 cards installed but they will run independentley.

They wont run together making a 3d game run quicker.

You have to have a motherboard that specifically supports crossfire mode.
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03/15/2009 12:43 PM
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Re: question about having one 8x graphics slot and one 16x graphics slot
Complete waste of money.

You will not see any gain with the second video card.
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03/15/2009 12:50 PM
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Re: question about having one 8x graphics slot and one 16x graphics slot
[link to www.gigabyte.com.tw]
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03/15/2009 12:56 PM
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Re: question about having one 8x graphics slot and one 16x graphics slot
Interesting stuff. I'm still using a P4 with a 4x AGP card. Watched a hockey game last night full screen. I think I'll upgrade once Windows 7 comes out.
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Re: question about having one 8x graphics slot and one 16x graphics slot
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Re: question about having one 8x graphics slot and one 16x graphics slot
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 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 297515


What are you BSing about?
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Re: question about having one 8x graphics slot and one 16x graphics slot
Complete waste of money.

You will not see any gain with the second video card.
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that is a good answer you know. i do not want to spend more for something i don't need. its just i got this $100 video card and it is really good for the money but wanted to see if i can enhance it because i have a 22" screen. i play HD just fine.

Interesting stuff. I'm still using a P4 with a 4x AGP card. Watched a hockey game last night full screen. I think I'll upgrade once Windows 7 comes out.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 570145

yeah get a new MB with a 16x video card like mine or better. everything will play smooth. plus, you can get a new processor for around $100 as well and get suitable performance for whatever you do.

i just bought i new fan/heatsink for my processor. the Intel one isn't keeping my CPU cool enough(60 C). expecting to slash that number after the new install.

thanks for the input everyone *while looking at BS flag poster* heh
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