Asus P5Q-E SLi?

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  1. tjcinnamon

    tjcinnamon Member

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    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?

    Thanks,
    JOe K.
     
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  3. imported_wired247

    imported_wired247 Golden Member

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    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.
     
  4. n7

    n7 Elite Member

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    No.

    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.
     
  5. Aenslead

    Aenslead Golden Member

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