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Unlock SLI Capability On nForce 4-4x Chipset

This is quite an interesting mod shared by our friends at
HKEPC where they are able to
unlock the SLI capability on the nForce4-4x chipset. As we know, nForce4-4x
chipset, the value version of nForce4 Ultra/SLI is often used by board makers
for their inexpensive AMD motherboards that usually sports single PCI-E x16
slot. Using a conductive pen, grease, and even pencil, short a resistor
on the right side of the chipset as shown above will unlock the SLI capability
by splitting into two x8.
As such, pairing the nForce4-4x board with a dual GPUs card solution like the
Gigabyte 3D1 or ASUS EN6800-DUAL, it can run SLI. It is interesting to see if
board manufacturers will come out with nForce4-4x boards with dual PCI-E x16
slots. This is possible because the pins assignment of PCI-E x 16 are same for
all nForce4 (CK8-04) chipsets. Try it and let us know in the
forums

This is quite an interesting mod shared by our friends at
HKEPC where they are able to
unlock the SLI capability on the nForce4-4x chipset. As we know, nForce4-4x
chipset, the value version of nForce4 Ultra/SLI is often used by board makers
for their inexpensive AMD motherboards that usually sports single PCI-E x16
slot. Using a conductive pen, grease, and even pencil, short a resistor
on the right side of the chipset as shown above will unlock the SLI capability
by splitting into two x8.
As such, pairing the nForce4-4x board with a dual GPUs card solution like the
Gigabyte 3D1 or ASUS EN6800-DUAL, it can run SLI. It is interesting to see if
board manufacturers will come out with nForce4-4x boards with dual PCI-E x16
slots. This is possible because the pins assignment of PCI-E x 16 are same for
all nForce4 (CK8-04) chipsets. Try it and let us know in the
forums

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