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Old 04-18-2010, 04:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My Specs are
Amd Phemon 9950 Black Edition 125w
Biostar ta790gx a2+ motherboard
4gb of corsair ram
2 hdds a 400gb 7200 rpm and a 300gb 5400 rpm
Xfx Geforce 9800GTX+
CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W
I want to get another Graphics card can i?
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Old 04-18-2010, 04:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Yes, if you have the standard Biostar TA790GX. The XE will not allow for an additional video card.
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Old 04-18-2010, 04:34 PM   #3 (permalink)
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will i have enough power for Newegg.com - MSI N250GTS Twin Frozr 1G GeForce GTS 250 1GB 256-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card that?
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Yes, but that won't work for an SLI configuration. You will have to get another 9800GTX+. It don't have to be the same brand or anything, but it has to be the same GPU.
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well i know my board is crossfire? but it doesn't say anything about sli, can i still do it if i got another 9800gtx+?
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no, you can't add another card in sli. that mobo has an amd chipset (only support for crossfire).
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no, you can't add another card in sli. that mobo has an amd chipset (only support for crossfire).
Wow, thanks for that catch. :P I didn't even notice it was an AMD chipset, even though it's a 790GX board. :P

Some have had success using system/driver hacks to get SLI to run on non-Nvidia chipsets, but the success rate isn't all that high, and is rather difficult to do.
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Wow, thanks for that catch. :P I didn't even notice it was an AMD chipset, even though it's a 790GX board. :P
well yea that's what i meant, 790gx is an amd chipset so sli would not officially work.
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