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Postposted on Wed Sep 21, 2005 8:48 pm

I have a 7800gt. If I want to go SLI, do i need the same brand card or can it be another brand 7800gt?
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Postposted on Wed Sep 21, 2005 10:43 pm

They need the to be the exact same hardware profile so i assume so.
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Postposted on Wed Sep 21, 2005 11:36 pm

they need to be the same chipset and same video bios, sooooo yeah essentially the exact same card, when you go to get the second one i would find the model number for your card and search for that specific model number
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Postposted on Wed Sep 21, 2005 11:41 pm

I thought NVidia had loosened restrictions. Now I thought any two cards of the same model will work. However, if they are different speeds, it slows down the faster one.
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Postposted on Wed Sep 21, 2005 11:45 pm

uhh well i havent looked much into sli since i got my second 6600GT in january, so it may have but i remember in the beginning they had to be identical
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Postposted on Thu Sep 22, 2005 1:10 am

nvidia is suppose to add support for mismatched cards with the detonator 80 series driver . i dont think any thing is official yet though . i would probably hold off for awhile and see what happens when the new drivers come out
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