GTS 450 SLI on 1156 main board - is it worth

Asus P7p55d deluxe motherboard
November 28, 2010 at 07:33:51
Specs: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, 2.891 GHz / 2045 MB
Frys has the EVGA GTS 450 for $60 (after rebate). I already have one EVGA GTS 450 on my Asus P7P55D Deluxe main board (1156) and a 24" monitor - soon to be 27" (ASUS VE276Q).

I really think the GTX 460 is probably the perfect video card for a mid-range machine like this... but $60 is sooo cheap..

Will adding the second GTS 450 in SLI, @ PCIe x8, do much to improve performance and hence higher quality video game settings in the short term?

BTW: I play Fallout New Vegas, COD: Black Ops, Grid, Dirt2 - will get rFactor2, Dead Space 2, Crysis 2, etc...

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November 28, 2010 at 08:00:41
Can your power supply handle the added load?

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November 28, 2010 at 08:07:31
An excellent question. If u don't have 600w +12v@35A psu forget it. All games listed run fine(high settings) on your system. yes u will notice improvement.

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November 28, 2010 at 08:12:33
good point and thanks, i have a Thermaltake Toughpower XT 775, so that should handle the extra load, but I will double check.

The games get a little laggy @ 1920x1080, which I like because I have bad eyesight.

So that's what I was shooting for - full 1920x1080 on the 24" monitor.

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March 20, 2011 at 09:22:43
I have difficulty to make GTS 450 work w/ Asus P7P55D e-pro. After i installed the driver and reboot, the screen went blank. I have to reboot the system using safe mode or last unknown good configuration to bring it back. EVGA tech support is helpless. Any suggestion? Thanks....

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March 20, 2011 at 11:12:00
pac: my evga gts 450 has worked great out of the box.Run down the checklist: confirm power supply requirements, connections, re-seat the card, update to the latest drivers, bios, etc. I never tried the gts450 in sli... I am ready to go w/single gtx 460 on this 1156 mobo and call it a day. Good Luck

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