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Hey guys, I read the FAQ and I've been trying to find as much information as possible as I can, however I wanted to know for certain by flat out asking if I have a dilemma or not.

A while back I purchased a GTX 550ti 2GB GPU due to it being a pretty cheap deal and the card being sufficient enough for what I need. Not too long ago I found another nice deal on an OC'd 550ti but the 1GB memory speed. I was hoping to SLI this setup once this new card arrived but I've seen a lot of information not recommending this.

I suppose I'm asking if it is possible (as I've seen some information in the FAQ implying it is) what is the best way to do so or should I not risk it and just opt to match the cards identically?

I have another rig I'm building so I could risk losing a card to match this build at the moment although I'd preferably not like to spend all too much money.

I appreciate any responses and information and apologize if this is a pretty amateur question I should know more of.

Thanks in advance, guys.
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Yes you can. The overclocked card will lower to the stock speeds. The VRAM will be 1GB from the stock card. It takes the lowest.
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Will I have to utilize Coolbits or is it as simple as just enabling SLI and the speed is automatically adjusted?
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It should do it automatically, but if not, you have to do it manually. It takes 3 seconds, though.
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Oh, thanks so much for the information, I was really worried for a while there that I may have made an unnecessary purchase. I really appreciate it your help.
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Nah, you made a good purchase. There won't be a problem at all since it's the same card, just one has an upgrade. It'll downgrade, don't worry smile.gif
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