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i bought a Gigabyte 6850 from newegg (model# GV-R685D5-1GD) a few months ago and thought about adding another for xfire, but they are out of stock/discontinued so can i buy the OC version and use that?( model# GV-R685OC-1GD)
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you can use the OC version but the OC will disappear it'll go down to the lowest clocked version of the card which if it's at official 6850 stock speeds the oc version will be the same speeds as the stock speed.
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well i have my card slightly OC'ed to 850/1125 mhz. would i need to set it back to stock and just let both run at stock speeds? i would still benefit greatly correct?
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post #4 of 6
Unless you're O/C like me who would want identical cards for the sake of neatness, it wouldn't matter if you get a different 6850. The OC will clock down to match the stock of the other but you can OC it both anyway.
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whenever in SLI or Crossfire and the 2 cards clock speeds are different the other card will self clock(so no need to manually clock it back to stock) to the other card soo just pop in the other card and re-OC them together. can still benefit it just need to OC them up as far they can go without artifacting and such in Crossfire mode ^-^ gl
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post #6 of 6
With AMD Overdrive 'checked' ... it will just OC both cards to 'stable' numbers automatically.
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