Can I Pair a Nvidia 8800 GTS And 8800GT Together In A SLI Configuration?

Posted on 2009-04-28
Last Modified: 2013-11-08
Hey Guys -

The title explains it all!  

I had 2 8800GTS cards in a SLI and one died. Even after an OS reinstall, it still cannot start and don't really know what else to do.  I do, however, have a spare 8800GT.

What  do you all think?

Question by:BzowK
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    Expert Comment

    You can try, What you may need to do is to flash the 8800gts into a 8800GT so that the MB and drivers think you have 2 of the same cards.
    LVL 18

    Expert Comment

    one more thing, the 8800gts that died may be under warranty, see if you can get a replacement from the manufacturer.
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    Accepted Solution

    I don't think this is going to work, because the 8800GTS and the 8800GT have different specs - stream processors, available RAM, and bus width.  SLI requires identical cards, unlike Crossfire.  See
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    Expert Comment

    Cal is right, short answer is NO, those 2 cards will never work together.
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    Expert Comment

    First of all i would check if the dead card is still under warranty.

    Since there are many different versions of the 8800 series, and you don't specify which cards you own, it is a bit hard to tell.

    So could you post what version of the cards you got?

    512MB, 256MB etc.?

    And take it from there.

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