How to Install Nvidia SLI on PC

by karen minton I am a software engineer

Video editors and gaming enthusiasts are always on the lookout for the latest graphics cards, and surely this cubical piece of the hardware enables a drastic change in the display output of your computer.

Nvidia SLI graphics card allows a user to install two or more cards which can immensely boost the performance of the display output. If you are looking forward to installing two or more Nvidia SLI cards, then you can refer to the steps mentioned below to do so.


Steps for installing Nvidia SLI card

Before installing two or more graphics card to your computer, make sure that your installed windows support multiple graphics cards. Windows 7, 8, 10 and Linux support dual SLI connections.

Another important aspect to keep in mind is that your multiple graphics card should be of similar model. The brand of the card is not, but you will have to pick the same model card to support crossfire. For instance, if you have selected a GTX 560 Tis, then your other card should also be GTX 560 Tis.

It is essential to ensure that your system hardware is compatible with your purchased card as the PCI and PCIe slots of your motherboard have to be capable of supporting the graphics card. If you are looking forward to installing more than two graphics card to your PC, then it would result in more power consumption so you will have to improve on your other hardwares like PSU and motherboard.

If you have successfully brought together all the compatible components for your new graphics card, then start assembling them in proper sequins. First, ensure to hold any steal handle or object to remove the standard static charge from your body. Then users will have to remove the old graphics card from the PCIe unit if they are of different models.

After that, users will have to install the Nvidia SLI to their PCI slot. Once you have installed all the graphics card to their place screw then to the frame of your CPU cabinet. Then the user will have to link all the connections with the designated ports and secure the SLI cables so that they don’t get between the system fans. And create any unwanted hazard.

After that, secure all the graphics card with each other by using the connector which is placed at the top of each card. Or else every individual card will be connected with the motherboard of your PC. This would result in reduced performance, so if you are pairing more than two graphics card to your PC, then it is best to use a connector.

After installing the graphics card to your PC switch on your PC and initiate the SLI Setup and installation program. Once the drivers and the setup up successfully ends, users will be able to enable the Nvidia SLI to their computer.

It is best suited to use an HDMI cable for display output as it would help the user in achieving optimal refresh rate with ultra HD 4K resolution. So users will now be able to install the Nvidia SLI card to their PC with great ease.

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Kellie minton  arrived on the cyber security scene in the early 2000s when virus and malware were still new and slowly evolving. Her longtime affair with writing with an interest in the cybersecurity industry, combined with her IT degree, has contributed to experience several aspects of security suite industry such as blogging at

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