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garikfox
03-25-05, 11:09 PM
Not a Manual I found to read tells me which way to place my SLI Bridge Connector.

Is there a Diff. ? (Maybe)

'Just Flipped the Brdge around and it more less equilized my temps kinda. But a STRONG thought to tell to SLI users.

jAkUp
03-25-05, 11:28 PM
If you look on the back of the connector one side will say 1 and the other will say 2.

SH64
03-26-05, 12:06 AM
I thought it should work on both directions .

wEEt
03-26-05, 12:20 AM
Yeah, I think the way you connect the Bridge makes one card use 16 lanes and the other 8.

jAkUp
03-26-05, 02:03 AM
? When running SLI they should both be 8

wEEt
03-26-05, 04:31 AM
Well I have a pc magazine in front of my which says what I said in my last post...

SH64
03-26-05, 07:15 AM
? When running SLI they should both be 8

If i understand it correctly .. they should work on either 16x or 8x lanes (i.e 1@16x & 2@8x , 1@8x & 2@16x , 1@8x & 2@8x or of course 1@16x & 2@16x) .. less than that wont be efficent .

from DFI's manual :
the bandwidth of each slot is x8 ; when the graphics cards are connected via the SLI bridge , it runs at x16 bandwidth