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The NGO Patcher adds several INFs to your Windows configuration -- the result should enable SLI in your NVIDIA toolbar
Dying to give SLI a try but don't have quite the right motherboard? A new patch might give you a sneak peak

A few days ago we reported on the leaked ULi driver patch that enables SLI on any Detonator driver if the patch finds a ULi Northbridge.  ULi (ironically now NVIDIA) created the patch to work with existing and future NVIDIA drivers -- other similar hacks required the use of ancient drivers to work correctly. 

A few people were able to take our advice and create a patcher from the ULi INF files.  The result?  SLI on any platform, no matter what the chipset (just so long as you have two PEG adaptors). 

Several motherboards have multiple PEG slots, but without the SLI license from NVIDIA, those motherboards have never been sanctioned to run SLI mode.  Motherboards that currently have multiple PEG adaptors but are not authorized to run in SLI mode include:
  • Intel 975X
  • Intel Q965
  • Intel P965
  • Intel 945P
  • VIA K8T900
  • ATI RD580
  • ATI RD480
  • ULi M1697
  • NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra
  • NVIDIA nForce4 4X
Feel free to give these chipsets a try and report your success.


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About time
By Slaimus on 3/2/2006 2:33:51 PM , Rating: 2
It is well known that Nvidia put in the artificial limit. The whole point of PCI-e and PEG certifications is to ensure that different card will work with different controllers. It is complete BS that Nvidia claims they put in the lock to ensure the platform will work properly. If it is PCI-e compliant, it should work.

Graphics manufacturers created multi-card designs to sell cards, not motherboard chipsets. They would be doing themselves and everyone else a favor to lower the cost of implementing this. I can definitely bet that Nvidia would much rather sell more GPUs than northbridges.




RE: About time
By Alexvrb on 3/2/2006 8:43:26 PM , Rating: 2
Why do one or the other? They're selling more cards AND more chipsets, they're creating brand lock-in.


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