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    Smile Crossfire on NF4 SLI mobo

    Gentlemen,

    I have found that everytime I want to upgrade my computer I spend weeks researching what's the best deal/combo to go for and when I eventually get it I'm kinda bored of the whole experience.

    So this time I decided to just buy a few things without really looking into them, I have a lovely ABIT AN8 SLI mobo, FX57 CPU and a tasty SAPPHIRE Crossfire edition X1900 XT GPU, yeah baby!!!

    However.

    I'm finding out Nforce boards and Crossfire cards are not really made for one another.

    Am I going to experience any problems other than not being able to link two cards up?

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    No, ATI boards will work fine with nVidia cards and vice versa, but I have to ask, why the H did you drop a load of money on a crossfire edition card? The thought occurs that if you DID want Crossfire, then ebaying the motherboard and getting a Crossfire compatible motherboard might be a good idea, as per the Asus HERE.

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    You shouldn't, an ATi card will run on an nVidia chipset but you can't do Crossfire.
    Just make sure that you've got a decent PSU to power it all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nichomach
    No, ATI boards will work fine with nVidia cards and vice versa, but I have to ask, why the H did you drop a load of money on a crossfire edition card? The thought occurs that if you DID want Crossfire, then ebaying the motherboard and getting a Crossfire compatible motherboard might be a good idea, as per the Asus HERE.
    I ordered and payed for a x1900 xt, however a crossfire came through the front door?

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    OK....that's a good answer . Of course now you need another X1900XT...

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    but it wont work will it because I have a NF4 SLI board?

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    hello dude, i am running an ATI x1900xtx on an NF4 asus a8n SLI board, so it will work !!!
    the card you ordered is the "master" card , so when you come to buy another one you just need a standard one NOT a "cross fire master card" .

    if you look at the connections on a master card you will see that there is one DVI connector and one "funny" looking connector .

    Not to sure what its name is but your know what i mean when you see it


    see Ady168uk post
    Last edited by Pie_uk; 31-05-2006 at 11:58 AM.

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    but wouldn't I need a crossfire mobo???

    Or are you saying I can run crossfire dual cards on my NF4 SLI board?

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    ryan lets just break things down, you need xfire x1900xtx master card + normal x1900xtx card + xfire mobo in order to run both 2 cards.

    With the current mobo you have there is no way of running xfire.

    SLI mode will only work with SLI cards and vice versa with xfire, if you really wanna run xfire then you will have to change mobo.

    but if you are happy running a single graphics card then as long as your mobo is pci-e your x1900xtx will work fine.
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    thank you all

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