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Discussion in 'Motherboards & Memory' started by trt740, Nov 18, 2007.

  1. trt740

    trt740

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    what are they telling me here about my motherboard will this really kill the image quality if I crossfire this board. I'm thinking about buying a second 3870 and wondering will it be a waste. Here is a link to my board
    http://www.gigabyte.us/Support/Motherboard/Driver_Model.aspx?ProductID=2579
    Model
    Brand GIGABYTE
    Model GA-P35-DS4 Rev. 2.0
    Supported CPU
    CPU Socket Type LGA 775
    CPU Type Quad-core / Core 2 Duo / Pentium D / Celeron
    FSB 1333/1066MHz
    Chipsets
    North Bridge Intel P35
    South Bridge Intel ICH9R
    Memory
    Number of Memory Slots 4×240pin
    Memory Standard DDR2 1066
    Maximum Memory Supported 8GB
    Dual Channel Supported Yes
    Expansion Slots
    PCI Express x16 2 x PCI Express X16 slot(x16, x4)
    PCI Express x1 3
    PCI Slots 2
    Storage Devices
    PATA 1 x ATA100 2 Dev. Max
    SATA 3Gb/s 8
    SATA RAID 0/1/5/10 Matrix RAID
    Onboard Video
    Onboard Video Chipset None
    Onboard Audio
    Audio Chipset Realtek ALC889A
    Audio Channels 8 Channels
    Onboard LAN
    Max LAN Speed 10/100/1000Mbps
    Rear Panel Ports
    PS/2 2
    USB 8 x USB 2.0
    IEEE 1394 2 x IEEE 1394a
    S/PDIF Out 1x Optical, 1x Coaxial
    Audio Ports 6 Ports
    Onboard USB
    Onboard USB 4 x USB 2.0
    Onboard 1394
    Onboard 1394 2x 1394a
    Physical Spec
    Form Factor ATX
    Dimensions 12.0" x 9.4"
    Windows Vista Certified for Windows Vista
    Features
    Power Pin 24 Pin
    Features Ultra Durable 2, ultra cooling
    GA-P35-DS4 Rev. 2.0
    Packaging
    Package Contents GA-P35-DS4
    User Manual
    Driver Disk
    Rear I/O Panel Shield
    IDE/PATA Cable
    FDD Cable
    4 x SATA Cable
    eSATA Bracket
    1 x eSATA Cable & Power Cable
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    Q6600 GO below clocks are 24/7 stable
    3.627ghz 1.424v
    3.8ghz 1.475v
    below lower clocks are for benching only
    4.2ghz 1.588v
    4.257ghz 1.7v
  2. happita

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    I don't know why they would tell you that.
    It doesn't necessarily cap your image quality, rather it limits the bandwidth potential of your 2nd video card.
    It would be wise to get a motherboard that has 2x true PCIx16. Such boards are the new x38 chipsets or the asus maximus boards
    trt740 says thanks.
  3. trt740

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    Okay I was told performance wise it about a 5 percent hit is all. So basically from what i ready one card will run at x16 bandwith and one at x4. okay no big deal for about 100 dollars in motherboard price that doesn't cause me any problem at all.

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