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nsherin
03-15-06, 09:33 AM
Hi,

I'm currently planning to rebuild the OS on my workstation with Windows Server 2003. Can anyone confirm if there is a way to enable SLI support using GeForce 6/7 series cards? The motherboard on this system is an Asus A8N-SLI.

wheeljack12
03-15-06, 11:33 AM
is it the x64 version or x86 version. What I mean is that if you are using x86 2003, you should be able to use the win xp x86 drivers. Don't quote me on that though. Here is the link for X64 version of 2003's drivers if this is what you need:

http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxp64_81.98.html

nsherin
03-15-06, 01:55 PM
Thanks for the quick reply, wheeljack. My version of Server 2003 is the x86 version with Service Pack 1.

Hakaslak
03-15-06, 03:52 PM
I am using Server 2003 for my computer, and it runs SLI just fine.

Just remember to enable Sound, and to allow hard ware acceleration on both video and sound.

i just use x86 windows XP display drivers. Beta drivers work fine for me as well :)

nsherin
03-16-06, 05:40 AM
Thanks Hakaslak. That sounds very promising - I'm currently running an ATI Radeon X300 at the moment (due to budget constraints when I built my PC). However, I intend to move to an NVidia SLI graphics card setup later on in the year when funds allow, so it's good to hear that the OS I choose to use will support SLI.

I bought the A8N-SLI for the very reason that it offered some futureproofing (a relative term in the PC arena, given the continuous change in technology) for both SLI and the ability to take dual core processors. I'm pleased with the peformance of the system so far.

Venturi
03-16-06, 07:36 AM
As long as you take the time to configure the OS appropriatly (Win 2003 Srv 64-bit), it will run faster and more stable than XP. Set the server up as a workstation.

Trust me

nsherin
03-16-06, 09:06 AM
As long as you take the time to configure the OS appropriatly (Win 2003 Srv 64-bit), it will run faster and more stable than XP. Set the server up as a workstation.

Trust me

Thanks - I've got Win 2003 Server 32-bit. I've used it before as a workstation OS and it runs like a dream - much more slicker than XP. My rig has 2GB of RAM, so that should be plenty.

Server 2003 is a great server OS too - I'm building up a new installation on a dual Xeon box at work as I type this.