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Old 03-20-2011, 02:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default M2N-SLI Deluxe with GTX570 and 8800GT - question

I have a M2N SLI Deluxe mobo that I'm upgrading to a GTX570 from 8800GT and I don't want the previous card to go to waste and I was wondering if dual card was plausable with these two or should I simply not bother? I understand that it is normally best to just use two identical cards but again I just didnt want my other one to go to waste since it's only 2 years old and still completely fine.

I wasn't sure what forum section to ask this question in, I hope this is okay.

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Default Re: M2N-SLI Deluxe with GTX570 and 8800GT - question

you can use it as a physx card, but I believe that the newer nvidia cards have physx built in.

the xms2 ram will just take increased voltage if you're overclocking.
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Thanks for the response- I'll have to look up how to make it a physX card... I wont take up more time asking here if it's easy to figure out.

So I made a bad choice on the memory? There is NO BENEFIT to getting it over the original if I'm not overclocking?
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no the voltage is the same, cas latency is the same and frequency is the same so there isn't any difference between them, unless you're overclocking.
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