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Old 03-04-2009, 06:01 PM   #1
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Default Asus P5Q-E SLi?

I have an Asus P5Q-E and I am thinking of buying a new graphics card.

I want to get a GTX-285 with the potential to go SLi later. Is SLi possible on a P5Q-E? It says in the manual its CrossFire ready but I don't see anything conclusively for or against SLi.

If I can't go SLi, I will probably (begrudgingly) get the GTX-295 which is out of my price range. Plus, I'm not sure about the stability of the GTX-295.

Can the P5Q-E handle SLi?

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Old 03-04-2009, 06:41 PM   #2
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Default Asus P5Q-E SLi?

As far as I know the only "supported" way to SLI on an intel chipset is the X58, or in other words getting a core i7.

So long story short, no.
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Old 03-05-2009, 01:46 AM   #3
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Default Asus P5Q-E SLi?


nVidia's drivers have artificial limitations built in so that only nForce chipset-based boards can do SLI, other than for X58 & IIRC, Skulltrail...

Basically, a money scam.
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Old 03-05-2009, 06:01 PM   #4
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Default Asus P5Q-E SLi?

1) get nForce motherboard if you have a good CPU
2) get a GTX295 better, instead of doing SLI.
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