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Old 07-06-2006, 01:21 PM   #1
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If i want to go into SLI mode, does it matter what brand it is? I want to get another 7600gt video card. The two cards are:

eVGA 7600GT SLI

PNY 7600GT SLI
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Old 07-06-2006, 01:46 PM   #2
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I think it's supposed to, but there are no garranties it'll work...
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Old 07-06-2006, 01:49 PM   #3
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it would be better that they are identical companies, since some factories clock them differently and they run at different speeds. one could be overclocked by the factory and the other could be normal. the different speeds would screw around with SLi
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Old 07-06-2006, 10:47 PM   #4
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At first when SLI came out, you had to have both cards of identical makes and brand, which made it an obvious drawback. When the ForceWare 80.xx drivers came out, nVIDIA fixed the problem by allowing SLI to run with both cards of different brands. So they still have to be the same model (i.e. 2x 7900 GTX's), but the brands can be different (i.e. Card 1 is eVGA and Card 2 is BFG Tech).
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Yeah what Alvino said is right. Just remember that it will run at the clock speeds of the slower card.
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Old 07-07-2006, 12:49 AM   #6
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Yeah, the card with the slowest speed will be the default speed for both.
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Nice one alvino (Glad to know someone knows their stuff )
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Heh, thanks.
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