2 8800gt sli in an asus crossfire

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I just finised installing my second 8800GT nivida card onto a Asus crossfire mobo,why the heck did i have to reinstall windows vista???? make no sence at all, could it be i move SATA ports ( original port was in the way of the second card)
 

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No I had no idea, my I.T buddy told me that I should have no issue, as long as I had enough watts in my power supply ( there is just more that what i had mentioned inmy rig) I do have the SLI brige cable. why cant I run SLi?

Plus that isn't my main concern at the moment, I'm still trying to figure out why did it prompt me to insert the boot disk?
 

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My 1st 8800 workjed just fine in the rig (which is still in there), till now. The boot issue
 

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it shows in the manual
Chipset: NVIDIA nFORCE 590 SLi MCP
NVIDIA linkboost technology

Scalable Link interface (SLi)
Supports two "identical" NVIDIA SLi-Ready graphics cards
(BOTH AT X16 MODE)
Asus two-slot thermal design
Asus PEG link
 

That was why I asked, as for boot issue did you have to move the SATA HDD connector to another port because the back of the card covers the port? if so then you need to reassign the 'boot from HDD' option in BIOS and tell it which port the OS's HDD is on.
 

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You must have a nForce Chipset to run SLI on a Socket 775 Intel MB or AMD MB. The only Intel MB that will do both ATI Crossfire and nVidia SLI are the X58 Chipset used on the Socket 1366 or the Skulltrail socket 771.

Just because you have 2 PCIe x16 slots does not make the board support SLI or Crossfire.

ATI Crossfire chipsets:
Intel P965 (x16/x4)
Intel P975 (x8/x8)
Intel X38/X48 (x16/x16)
Intel P35/P45 (x16/x4 or x8/x8)
AMD 790FX(x16/x16)
AMD 790GX (x8/x8)
AMD 790X(x8/x8)
AMD 690G(x16/x4)
AMD 580X(x16/x16)
AMD 480X(x8/x8)

nVidia SLI Chipsets:
nForce 4 SLI
nforce 500 SLI series
nforce 600 SLI series
nforce 700 series
nForce xx0a for AMD CPUs
nForce xx0i for Intel CPUs

Both SLI and Crossfire:
Intel X58(X16/X16)

Hope that this list helps

1Haplo
 

You missed one. :D
 

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msg error comes and says i don't have premissions, and if i go into storage management right click format, its not highlighted its in a grey state.
 

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