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I plan to SLI a Palit 1.5Gb Reference Card GTX 580 (old card) with a MSI Twin Frozr II GTX 580 1.5Gb. Will there be any problems?

Planning to have MSI as the top card and the Palit at the bottom, with 120mm fan blowing towards them (HAF X) Hopefully there won't be problems with temps.
    
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post #2 of 10
palit has a custom pcb, tf2 has a reference pcb...

not sure you can sli those two, better double check with others
post #3 of 10
none at all just make sure that if they are oc'd that they are both stable at the same speeds. as far as i kno afterburner doesn't support seperate gpus ocs they have to be unison
post #4 of 10
should be fine check if its the same chip. but the fastest card will be slowed down to the slower card.
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I went to look at the specs for both cards. And the differences are:

Palit has 2 fans instead of the EVGA, MSI Reference GTX 580 card single fans.

MSI Twin Frozr II:
Memory Clock Speed(MHz)4096,
Core Clock Speed(MHz)800

Palit:
Memory Clock (MHz)2010MHz (DDR 4020MHz)
Graphics Clock (MHz)783MHz

There shouldn't be any problems right?
    
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post #6 of 10
Should be fine. Note that the MSI card will be slowed down to the Palit card's speed though.
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post #7 of 10
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Will the performance difference be notable at all? I don't think so but I would like to confirm it. *Yes, I am a Video card noob*
    
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post #8 of 10
Nah. That small of a difference won't matter. Possibly 1-2 FPS lost. Nothing you'd notice with dual 580's.
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Thanks! Plus 1 rep for all!
    
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post #10 of 10
You will be fine.

Personally I would put the reference card on top though, because it's fan is not as good as the aftermarket TFII of the MSI card - which should be fine on the bottom.

Also, I'd look into getting the extra long soft SLI bridge just in case the slot spacing is a little off with the MSI card compared to reference.
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