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If I add a second card, can I use a 1gb version instead of a 2?

Will using a 1gb for the second card affect performance at all? Does the RAM size on the second card affect performance like the RAM size on a single card setup does?
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If you add one that is 1GB you will be limited to 1GB of memory on the 2nd card and could reduce performance in games that are memory limited (higher resolutions, higher AA, etc.) - I wouldn't upgrade unless I had the $$ for a 2GB version as it doesn't make sense other than being slightly cheaper to get the 1GB versions.
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You could but like mentioned above I would get identicallly specced cards. (same vram, clock speed). But, you don't have to. Texture memory and clock speeds are set to that of the lowest card in a multicard setup. Vram doesn't add up with more cards, so you would be limited to 1gb as long as you had that setup.
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Thanks

I originally thought that only the first card's RAM mattered and the second card was just providing processing power.

I'll go for a used 2gb.
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