Hack makes SLI possible on motherboards without SLI support

By Tim Quax on 29 september 2009

A hack from xdevs.com makes it possible to get two Nvidia cards running in SLI on motherboards that don't have an SLI certified chipset. The bios doesn't have to be tweaked, and the hack still supports every Nvidia card.

xdevs.com wants to add SLI support to every chipset, regardless of the certification. They've come a long way, Nvidia's multi gpu technology has been succesfully tested on chipsets of both AMB and Intel that don't support it. The hack thankfully uses the simple verification in X58 motherboards, that verifies the certification of SLI on a chipset. A modified driver from xdevs.com makes the Nvidia drivers think theres a X58 chipset in the motherboard.

The hack works on all modern Windows systems; Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7, both 32bit and the 64bit editions. The hack has been proven succesful on the following chipsets: the X38, X48, P35, P45, 790X and 790FX chipsets, as long as the motherboard contains two pci express x16 slots.

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