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Old September 3, 2008, 02:18 PM
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Default 3 x GX2, 2 in sli... will it work?

question...

one... sli.

if i was to get a 3rd gx2, and 2 of them were sli, would having the third one installed cause sli to not work?

two... power.

i'm not exactly sure, but i'm pretty sure i dont have 3, 8 prong power plugs, do i actually need to use the 8 prong plug in the mobo, or can i use the 4 prong one there, and use that 8 prong plug in the gcard, will that plug even work in a gcard? can i get an adapter somewhere to make an 8 prong plug out of something else?
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Old September 3, 2008, 03:40 PM
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Careful - the 8-pin plug that the card needs IS NOT the same as the 8-pin power plug that goes into your motherboard. Seriously, if you actually manage to jam them in the wrong spot (they should be keyed differently), you'll break something.

Why would you be trying to put a third card in the rig, anyway?
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Old September 3, 2008, 04:18 PM
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the third card is for an extra 12000 ppd while folding ;D
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Old September 3, 2008, 06:08 PM
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the third card is for an extra 12000 ppd while folding ;D
Yup, He's hooked, lol ...
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Old September 3, 2008, 06:11 PM
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Old September 3, 2008, 06:17 PM
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You'll need a quad sli capable power supply to pull this off.
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Old September 3, 2008, 06:20 PM
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He's using a TP Quattro 1KW... he's close enough.
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So are you saying you want 3 GX2's because you can't have 6xSLI.
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Old September 3, 2008, 07:06 PM
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Best setup:
1 x workstation board
1 x 9800gx2
3 x 8800 GT

PPD = 25,000
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Best setup:
1 x workstation board
1 x 9800gx2
3 x 8800 GT

PPD = 25,000
if i can get another gx2 in there my board will be doin

3 x 9800gx2 @ 6200 ppd per gpu, minus 1000ppd for the one gpu who's shader wont oc fer crap = 36200 ppd :D:D:D:D

thats if i can get it powered up and it running full speed while sharing a cpu core...
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