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I'm not sure where I read this, but someone had more than 4GB of RAM in their rig, and said something about the xtra RAM dedicated to the video card? Is that possible or even necessary?

Another question, if i were to sli two VC's and i had a choice of a 512 mb ram version and a 1 gb ram version for more $, would it make more sense to get the 512 mb ram since in sli it would be combined to 1 gb, and no games need more than that right?
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Well I know some older video cards they will actually use the system ram for its purpose. And the second questions, well how much more is the 1gb, I would personally go with just the 512mb
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For the current gpus, don't get the 1Gb versions.

I don't have a clue what you are talking about in the first question. Were you talking about the gddr being calculated in the 4Gb 32bit OS limit?
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sli does NOT double the ram in the vid cards....only the processing power and you only get like 30% more performance for twice the price
    
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yea, im still trying to decide whether to sli to cheap cards or one expensive one? where are the best benchmarks for video cards? i have only seen tom's hardware, i like how it has everything setup next to eachother, but it doesnt have the geforce 9 series?
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sli does NOT double the ram in the vid cards....only the processing power and you only get like 30% more performance for twice the price
    
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