Another Motherboard Question

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  1. Sarah Nya

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    I'm looking for a decent MB that supports Core Duo 2 and is compatible with nVidia cards, I'm planning on getting a 7900GT but an awful lot seem to support Crossfire...

    Unless you can recommend a decent ATI card...quiet
     
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    Okay I think I better rephrase this one.

    I would like to get the following motherboard but just wanted to make sure it's SLI compatible, although for the time being I will be using just one card (probably 7900GT) http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatalog/Intel.html It's the 2nd one down.

    Any other suggestions are appreciated!
     
  3. WelshBluebird

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    Its an intel chipset, so its not offically supported for SLI.

    There are rumours going round that Nvidia are going to liscence SLI for intel chipsets because of the AMD/ATI meger, but I don't think there's anything concrete yet.

    However, you can get hacked drivers, which enable SLI on non supported chipsets. Although I'd expect these to be a little late with driver updates etc, and they are not supported by nvidia.

    The Nvidia 570 SLI / 590 boards are due out sometime during this month aswell though, which obviously nativally support SLI without any hacked drivers.
     
  4. Sarah Nya

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    Okay thanks thats rather pants though (I've always used AMD up till now so I didn't know about this!). If I did go with ATI whats a good card thats pretty much the same price/performance wise as 7900GT 512?
     
  5. Sarah Nya

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    I would be okay if I were to run just the one card wouldn't I?
     
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    yep. There are no problems running one Nvidia card in a Intel or ATI chipset motherboard (or one ATI card in a Nvidia board).

    I'm don't really know much about ATI cards, btw, so I can't really help you if you want to go that route.
     
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    Thanks, I don't want to I was just concerned as it didn't state that it was okay with nVidias cards. I'm a happy bunny now though as I can stick to the original card I picked out.
     

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