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Old 11-15-2005, 06:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys, I got a couple questions:

I just got a new board, and although all the product information doesn't say SLI, it does have the following PCI slots -

3 X PCI
2 X PCIe x 1
1 X PCIe x 16

Does this mean I could hook up 2 video cards to the 2 (PCIe x 1)'s to make it SLI? That's probably a dumb question, but I'm still new at this...

Also, say I'm buying something...say a tv tuner...how do I know which slot to put it in if it's PCIe? Does it go in the x 16 or the x 1?

Thanks again,

Stephen
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PCI is for your sound cards, older video cards, network cards, um and all those kind of stuff

PCIe16 is for video cards and thats pretty much it

PCIe1 i though that was PCI i dunno

so you would need two pcie16 slots to run in SLI
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I agree with PZero, you definitely need two PCI-E x16 slots to run two GPUs in SLI.
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Thanks!

The PCIe x 1 is a LOT smaller than the normal PCI. It's only like an inch long.
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The PCIx1 stuff is just starting to come to the market. It's a small step above PCI, but not worth worrying about yet.
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