N/APosted on - 04/13/2012
I have one video card in my computer that is SLI-ready. I'm planning to set-up another video card to make an SLI configuration but I don't know how to set it up. What are the things that I need to do before I can successfully set-up an SLI configuration? Will SLI be more power hungry than 1 video card?
Need Tips in Setting Up 2 Video Cards For SLI
Even if your video card supports SLI, you still need to check first if your motherboard supports it. It should have at least 2 pci-e slots for a dual SLI setup. At this point, you will be needing a SLI bridge connector, a second video card, and a power supply with at least 700 watts of power, with two 6-pin connectors to power up your graphics card. A mid-ranged video card will require a lesser power wattage. Please refer to the applicable manual for its power requirements.
The second card should be identical to the one you have in terms of the GPU name, such as Nvidia GTX 550ti, Nvidia 9600gt, Nvidia GTX 460, etc. Please take note that brand names can be mixed up. For example, you can combine an Asus gtx 550ti with a Gigabyte gtx 550ti. You may likewise mix different amounts of ram, such as a GTX 460 with 1 gb of ram together with a GTX 460 with 2 gb ram as long as the GPU remains the same.
For a more detailed information, kindly refer to this youtube video,