Xfx gtx 260 sli

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  1. Anfield82

    Anfield82 Maha Guru

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    Hello,
    I will apologize in advance if I have made a mistake posting this here as I'm new to this forum. I have a quick question and I hope some of you can help me. At the moment I'm running a single xfx gtx 260 in my pc but I want to buy a second to run sli, would it be possible to run an xfx gtx 260 black edition with a standard 260 or not?
    Thank you!
     
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    yup its perfectly fine but if you run the black edition in the top slot and the second card carnt OC to that level then you will get artifacts so put the slower card on top and it will down clock the bottom card to the top cards speeds :)

    gope this helps
     
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    Thank you for the reply it helps very much but is it possible to OC the card to the specs on the black edition or would that be pushing it too far?
     
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    Provided that you have an nForce motherboard (650-680i/750-780i/790i) you can run those two in SLI. One thing is to be sure that both are the GTX260 models with the 216 shader processors or 192 shader processors. The only draw back to your suggested card is that if you use a "vanilla" 260 and an OC'd 260 they will both run at the speed of the slowest card. If you need any more clarification im sure I and others will glady try and help you out. Oh and welcome to the forums!
     

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    If the bottom one can cut it at those speeds why not. I've found from past experience most pre OC'd cards speeds are obtainable with non OC'd cards (but not always ;)).
     
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    best way is to place the slower card in the top slot on its own and see if it can handle the OC if it can then it dosent matter where you put the cards one thing thogh is one a 216 core and one no also is one 60nm core prosses and one a 50nm prosses im not sure if this could cause a problem but might be worth geting the same spec cards apart from OC models as that dosent mater but same spec as in NM and core's (19? vs 216)
     
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    Yes I have an Asus P5N-D 750i. My knowledge about PC's is not huge so if I understood correct the black edition 260 would run at the same speed as my 260 that I have now? Oh and thank you it's good to be here!
     
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    well if the slow card is in the top slot them the bottom card will down clock to the top card speed if the fast card is in the main slot the bottom card will up clock to the top cards speed :)
     
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    Thank you, that is really helpful!
     

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    I don't know of the brand myself but it looks like a decent PSU. Also with it being able to cram 75A down the 12v rail you could easily dual GTX 285's.
     
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    Okay thank you, I watched a video review by 3dgameman on YouTube and it looks like a good PSU. One more question sorry, if I put the black edition in the top slot do you think the standard 260 would cope with the OC or am I better off just getting another standard 260 (cheaper than the black edition) and OC'ing it?
    Thank you for all your responses and help.
     
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    You can do that yes. If you put the overclocked card in the first slot and the standard card in the 2nd slot, I believe the 2nd card will jump up to the same speeds as the first card.
     
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    just get a standard one then oc them :) to be honest you wont need to oc them as i dont need to even when runing crysis !!
     
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    1000w is overkill for Sli 260's. I bet your current PSU would suffice. I am running 3x260's on my Corsair 850w.
     

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    Yeah but this PSU is unbranded and I prefer to be safe than sorry.
     
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    I would get a PSU with rep

    like corsair,coolermaster ect.

    that psu looks meh.
     
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    And do you think that would be enough for 2 GTX 260's ?
     

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