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I'm considering a bit more graphic power by trading my GTX 470 with a friend for his GTX 460, buying a second 460, and putting them in SLI. I am doing this for gaming performance in Windows, but I would still like to keep OS X as my primary OS. Is it possible to run OS X on a computer set up for SLI? I don't need SLI performance in OS X, so if just one card works, that's fine.
 
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It honestly seems like there isn't much help around here. From what I understand we news to make a custom DSDT or use efi strings. But I can't find any updated info about it for our cards or similar cards >_<
 
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Tyranicus said:
I'm considering a bit more graphic power by trading my GTX 470 with a friend for his GTX 460, buying a second 460, and putting them in SLI. I am doing this for gaming performance in Windows, but I would still like to keep OS X as my primary OS. Is it possible to run OS X on a computer set up for SLI? I don't need SLI performance in OS X, so if just one card works, that's fine.

I advise you not to do it, a lot of games don't work in SLI without problems, most MMOs, strategy games and a lof of RPGs can't get any advantage of SLI, so with least powerfull GTX 460 your performance will be decreased. Even 3D actions, where often SLI works well, can work not so good, because 1GB of memory on GTX 460 will be not enough in high graphics modes (in SLI memory not a sum of all cards!).

I advise you to go to a more powerfull single card, such as GTX 480, 570, 580, but it's better maybe to wait for a new cards in spring.
 
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