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not that familiar with sli, if u sli a 7950gt512mb card with the 256mb version how would that effect the sli, would both cards only utillize 256mb? or do both cards utillize all ram available giving u 768mb?
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not that familiar with sli, if u sli a 7950gt512mb card with the 256mb version how would that effect the sli, would both cards only utillize 256mb? or do both cards utillize all ram available giving u 768mb?
Read the stickie; Info: What Nvidia cards can I run in SLi?

I wouldn't advise it, though if you use the CoolBits tweak you can get the cards to operate in the same way as 7950GT 256MB SLi. The extra 256MB on the larger memory card would be rendered redundant.
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you cant do it, you have to use identical cards except for manufacturer
EDIT: looks like you can and i got pwned rep+to both of you
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SLI never combines memory space. If you have two 512MB, you still only have 512MB in SLI. For your question, both cards would utilize only 256MB since it has to use the lower.

Also, mixing memory sizes is possible but not recommended. It will not always work.

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you cant do it, you have to use identical cards except for manufacturer
You can.
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