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    Dell XPS 430 Crossfire

    I'd like to know if it is possible to Use dual GPUs in AMD CrossfireX on the motherboard of a Dell XPS 430. Now, I know your first thought will be; THE PSU ISNT GOOD ENUFF! but I'm not using a normal XPS 430. Look @ my sig. Next, I know that the XPS 430 only has one x16 PCIe slot, but Cutting out the back of its x8 slot lets a x16 card fit, and work, in x8 mode, which isn't really a lot worse than x16 mode. I know that the X48 chipset, more importantly the ICH9R Southbridge, is capable of dual x16 CFX. Running dual x8 or 1 x16 1 x8 should be possible on it. I' going to try it myself as soon as I figure out a safe way to cut out the back of my slot without damaging the board. Just wondering if anyone has ever attempted this before. I intend on Dual Radeon HD 4890s Overclocked.
    I currently use a single overclocked 4890. Yeah, I know, 550 watts Isn't enough for dual 4890s, but I have a 650Watt ready to slap in if the CF works.

    Motherboard: ASUS Maximus VI Hero
    Case: Corsair Obsidian 650D
    Memory: 2*8GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3-1600
    CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K @ 4.50Ghz w/CM Hyper 212 EVO
    GPU: 2*EVGA Nvidia GTX 770 Classified w/ACX OC
    Storage: 240GB Intel 530 SSD, 1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.14
    PSU: Corsair CX750M
    Display: 3*ASUS VS247H-P (5760*1080)
    Keyboard: Corsair Vengeance K70 Black Cherry MX Red
    Mouse: Corsair Vengeance M65
    OS: Windows 8.1

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    Member misternumberone's Avatar
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    I've ordered a flexible 8X to 16X adapter after realizing that it's the most practical way to do this. It should come soon and then I'll update.

    Motherboard: ASUS Maximus VI Hero
    Case: Corsair Obsidian 650D
    Memory: 2*8GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3-1600
    CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K @ 4.50Ghz w/CM Hyper 212 EVO
    GPU: 2*EVGA Nvidia GTX 770 Classified w/ACX OC
    Storage: 240GB Intel 530 SSD, 1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.14
    PSU: Corsair CX750M
    Display: 3*ASUS VS247H-P (5760*1080)
    Keyboard: Corsair Vengeance K70 Black Cherry MX Red
    Mouse: Corsair Vengeance M65
    OS: Windows 8.1

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    I have discovered that the PC does not turn on properly with two GPUs. No, it's not the PSU. It seems related to my other thread:http://www.overclockers.com/forums/s...22#post7195922

    Motherboard: ASUS Maximus VI Hero
    Case: Corsair Obsidian 650D
    Memory: 2*8GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3-1600
    CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K @ 4.50Ghz w/CM Hyper 212 EVO
    GPU: 2*EVGA Nvidia GTX 770 Classified w/ACX OC
    Storage: 240GB Intel 530 SSD, 1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.14
    PSU: Corsair CX750M
    Display: 3*ASUS VS247H-P (5760*1080)
    Keyboard: Corsair Vengeance K70 Black Cherry MX Red
    Mouse: Corsair Vengeance M65
    OS: Windows 8.1

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    Quote Originally Posted by misternumberone View Post
    I have discovered that the PC does not turn on properly with two GPUs. No, it's not the PSU. It seems related to my other thread:http://www.overclockers.com/forums/s...22#post7195922
    I've done it... look at this mate!

    http://www.overclockers.com/forums/s...08#post7287808

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