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post #1 of 15
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At the moment i have a Palit 8800GTS 320 in my system.

Simple-ish question i think

If i bought an MSI 8800GTS 320 would they be able to SLI? Or do they have to be exactly the same card, right down to the manufacturer?
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they will SLI as long as they are the same card with same timings
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If you want to SLI 2 same cards from different vendors without any problems at all, then flash both cards to the exact same BIOS.
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How would i do that? What are the risks?

I'm very new at this stuff, building this PC is the most i've done.
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post #5 of 15
You don´t need to do anything. NVidia allows different manufactures cards to SLi. You will not need to flash the cards bios.
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post #6 of 15
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Ok, i have one person saying that it WON'T work if the clocks are different speeds.

And one person saying that it WILL work because they're still the same card.


Anyone else have a better idea of this?

Sorry you two who've already posted, now i'm even more confused than before.
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post #7 of 15
they clock down to the lowest clocked card. and you dont need to flash they will work
Edited by whe3ls - 6/8/08 at 3:50pm
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post #8 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by whe3ls View Post
they clock down to the lowest lowest clocked card. and you dont need to flash they will work
This is the truth.
   
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post #9 of 15
It will work without any problems.
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post #10 of 15
All the cards are made by Nvidia, then customized (custom decals, overclocks, and in some cases coolers) by the brands (BFG, EVGA, etc).
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