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I recently bought an ASUS M3N78-EM motherboard (it is a Hybrid SLI compatible mainboard with GeForce 8300 onboard) and a XFX GeForce 9400GT (1GB) card. Now, I need to enable Hybrid SLI mode so that I can take advantage of that technology. However, I have been told by some people that Windows XP doesn't have support for Hybrid SLI.

So, is it possible to make use of Hybrid SLI mode under Windows XP?

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Refer to this manual which on page 6 says:

Hybrid SLI is only supported on the Windows Vista® operating system.

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Thank you for letting me know. –  Akhil Sankar Jun 30 '09 at 16:19
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All sign's point toward no, this is not possible in Windows XP. Fortunately for you, Windows 7 is just around the corner. I would install Vista (which isn't really too bad), and wait a few short months for an upgrade to 7.

I feel that you would benefit more though, if you wanted to stay in XP, by running a single card and forgetting about SLI all together. You can get something with very respectable performance, such as a GTX260 for under $200.

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Thank you. I was very confused. –  Akhil Sankar Jun 30 '09 at 16:20
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