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GIGABYTE GEFORCE GTX 460 SLI
« on: March 08, 2011, 07:07:58 pm »
Hey Guys,

I am a bit of a novice when it comes to the hardware side of things so I am here for a bit of advice.

First of all I am wanting to add another GTX 460 in my machine in SLI mode so I will get better framerates and less "screen lag" when on Crysis 2 Demo and soon to be the full release.

I turned up all the options on the Nvidia control panel with my single 460 and its playable but when I am in combat (in the game) it seems to give a bit of delay! Also when starting a match its green for some reason but when i turn the graphics down its fine.

I am thinking putting another 460 in will resolve this or at least give a massive performance increase.

The question is will my current system bottleneck this setup?

My full system specifications are below and I appreciate any suggestions or advice.

OS: Windows 7 Ultimate
CPU: Intel Core I5-760
GPU: Gigabyte Geforce GTX 460
PSU: OCZ 700W Modstream Pro ( says nvidia sli ready on the box)
HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Partitioned in 2x 500GB.
RAM: 4GB Ripjaws (i think)
MOBO: Intel DP55WG

AVG SAYS THE BELOW ABOUT MY RAM BTW...

Name, Value
Physical Memory 0
Device Locator: J1MY
Bank Label: CHANNEL A DIMM 0
Manufacturer: 0x04CD
Serial Number: 0x00000000
Part Number: 0x46332D3132383030434C372D324742524D00
Type: Unknown
Type Detail: Synchronous
Form Factor: DIMM
Data Width: 64 bit
Total Width: 64 bit
Capacity: 2,048 MB
Speed: 1,333 MHz

Physical Memory 2
Device Locator: J3MY
Bank Label: CHANNEL B DIMM 0
Manufacturer: 0x04CD
Serial Number: 0x00000000
Part Number: 0x46332D3132383030434C372D324742524D00
Type: Unknown
Type Detail: Synchronous
Form Factor: DIMM
Data Width: 64 bit
Total Width: 64 bit
Capacity: 2,048 MB
Speed: 1,333 MHz

Dont know if that helps....

Anyhow... thanks in advance i look forward to your replies! :)



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Re: GIGABYTE GEFORCE GTX 460 SLI
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2011, 08:03:12 pm »
Hi and welcome to the Gigabyte Forum.

Looking at your specs I would think that adding another 460 in SLI mode would be a good idea. The only thing I would be a little unsure about is the PSU. Chances are it will be fine but from experience it is on the low end power wise for this setup. I can only suggest that you try it and see. 90% sure it will be ok.
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