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  1. #1
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    Two Different Cards in PCI-e slots?

    Hello Folks,

    Just set up my new rig. I bought two 6800GT's to run in SLI mode when I'm gaming, and then non-SLI mode when I'm doing business. Problem is, I had to RMA one of the 6800's because it came dead from Newegg.

    My question is, I have a quad monitor setup. Can I put one of my 6600GT's in the other PCI-E slot and run all 4 monitors in non SLI mode? They don't have to be the same card for non SLI do they? Or should I plug in an older PCI slot FX5200 I have here lying around.

    Appreciate any help offered.

    Best Regards,

    Liquid Cool

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    Re: Two Different Cards in PCI-e slots?

    Should work just fine on your MSI, I dont think that them being diff. gpu chips will bring any issues. Just make sure and flip your SLI Selector chip over to non-SLI mode and be sure to look through the BIOS for anything. You should have 16 lanes for your 6800gt and 8 lanes for your 6600gt this way.

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    Re: Two Different Cards in PCI-e slots?

    Thanks Butters,

    I was leaving this thread for dead...smile. I'll give it a try tonight. My other 6800GT should be back from RMA on Wednesday, looking forward to actually trying out SLI.

    Best,

    Liquid Cool

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