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Well currently I have the BFG 7950 GT OC 512MB version, and I'm looking into upgrading on my computer since I now have some extra money. This is mostly a gaming computer, so keep that in mind.

Is it possible to mix the 512MB version with the 256MB version, or would that just mar the performance? Only reason i'm asking is that I can't find any of the 512MB versions for sale for a decent price. (Been watching ebay).

Also, would it be better to go for a regular 7950 512MB version from like XFX of EVGA, and just not worry about the extra clock speed that came from the manufacturer?

And then, kind of an off topic question for this forum, but would it be any benefit to upgrade my ram, possibly just another stick or two to get 4 gigs total, or just a whole new set of sticks of ram?

Thanks!
post #2 of 10
No, they must be identical memory.

go with the cheapest of identical memory (and model 7950gt) and overclock it yourself.
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post #3 of 10
regarding your ram, with a 32bit os and 1 gb of video cards (after you go sli), you will only get a maximum of 3 gb regardless of how much you plug in.

If you up to 64 bit os, then all ram is recognized.
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post #5 of 10
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For that price, would it be better to go with the Zotac 8800 GTS 640 MB

http://fxvideocards.com/ZOTAC-GeForc...d-p-16284.html

That's just insanely cheap lol
post #6 of 10
I agree, two of those and sell your 7950 and you will have a much faster setup.
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probably if you sell your 7950 and buy two 8800gts
    
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post #8 of 10
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So any other better options to look into besides that 8800GTS?
Should I check out the 8800GT?
post #9 of 10
definitely, its faster than any g80
    
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post #10 of 10
2x 8800GT 512mb's and thats killer. Cheap and very awesome.
    
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