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jediobi1

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Feb 16, 2006
is one or two in sli good for source based games with a E5200 and 4 gigs of ram?
 

deed

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Sep 8, 2009
is one or two in sli good for source based games with a E5200 and 4 gigs of ram?

Two would be great but one should work fine if your talking about games like half life 2 counter strike etc but I dont think the newer games the cards would be enough.
 

Old Thrashbarg

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Sep 26, 2007
You should be able to handle Source games just fine with one 8500GT, especially if it's one of the DDR3 versions.

I wouldn't bother with SLI, though... not with those cards. It's just not worth the hassle for the performance you'd get... you'd be better off picking up a used 8600GT/GTS.
 

jmdixon85

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If you can get it for next to free (say under $20) then why not. Just slot it in and connect the sli bridge, not much hassle at all. You can always disable sli if you run into problems through the drivers.
 
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jediobi1

jediobi1

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Feb 16, 2006
If you can get it for next to free (say under $20) then why not. Just slot it in and connect the sli bridge, not much hassle at all. You can always disable sli if you run into problems through the drivers.

i am getting one free and i found another i will also get free
 

2xNEHALEMx2

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Aug 11, 2009
they are 128 bit ddr2 cards. a little less powerful than my 9400. the 8500s should get ~3000 on 3dmark06 with trial settings.