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Two Different Makes for SLI?

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I was wondering if anyone out there has tried using 2-9600gt cards made different companies in SLI? I have a EVGA 512-P3-N861-AR GeForce 9600GT 512MB on the way while I wait for an RMA on my PALiT NE/9600T+0152 GeForce 9600GT 512MB. When I get the RMA back I wanted to see if they would work in an SLI rig.
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As long as they are the same card with the same amount of video memory you will be fine, even if they are at different clocks at stock. All that will happen is both cards will run at the slowest speed of the 2.
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as long as its the same card IT DOES NOT MATTER...

So yes it'll work
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To my knowledge, you can, no problem, as long as they are the same Card. So a eVGA and Palit 9600GT will work fine in SLI, just as an BFG 8800GTX and a PNY 8800GTX would work fine in SLI together, so long as they're the same cards, spec wise.
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You wont be able to SLI them with your current mobo though. Its p35. But yeah, they can be SLIed.
    
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they will but not on your board you could get a 680i TR/LT if you dont plan on getting a quad or getting a 750i
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they will but not on your board you could get a 680i TR/LT if you dont plan on getting a quad or getting a 750i
he said Up there he'd be making a SLI rig
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oh sorry.... thanks for setting me straight
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Thanks for all of the fast responses! Both cards have the same exact base stats, just different companies. The MB I'm working on getting tomorrow is a GIGABYTE GA-EX38-DS4.
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That motherboard will not accept SLI cards, it works with Crossfire (2 ATI cards)
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