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Thanks guys! Just found this on another forum, i think it may be from NVidias site:

"Can I mix and match graphics cards?
In order to provide optimal symmetric scaling, SLI technology requires the NVIDIA GPUs to match. For example, a GeForce 7800 GTX must be paired with another GeForce 7800 GTX. Likewise, a GeForce 6600 GT must be paired with another GeForce 6600 GT. However, using the latest Release 80 or later graphics drivers, NVIDIA GPUs sold by different manufacturers can be used together in an SLI configuration. For example, a GeForce 7800 GT from vendor ABC can be matched with a GeForce 7800 GT from vendor XYZ.

Can I mix and match graphics cards is one of them is overclocked by the manufacturer?
Yes. A GeForce 7800 GTX that is overclocked (for example BFG GeForce 7800 GTX OC) can be mixed with a standard clocked GeForce 7800 GTX.

Can I mix and match graphics cards with different sizes of memory?
While it is not recommended, NVIDIA does offer this flexibility using Coolbits. When purchasing a second graphics card, you should try to match the memory size so that you are ensured full value and performance from your purchase. For example, if your first card is a GeForce 6600 GT with 128MB of memory, you should purchase a second GeForce 6600 GT with 128MB of memory. However, using Coolbits (value set to 18), you can force both of the cards to use the lower of the two memory sizes and operate together in SLI mode. When dissimilar memory sizes are enabled to work together using Coolbits, the effective memory size for each card becomes the smaller of the two memory sizes. Instructions to enable this feature can be found here."
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It will work fine as long as they are the same model for example: 1 XFX 8800GT 512mb w/ a EVGA 8800GT 512mb will work fine
    
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you sli a 320 with a 640 card but you can run into problems and you should generaly sli a 320 card with a 320 card and so on
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Originally Posted by low strife View Post
All the cards are made by Nvidia, then customized (custom decals, overclocks, and in some cases coolers) by the brands (BFG, EVGA, etc).
kinda. MSI and other brands are not refrence PCBs so they are different but can still SLI together. and the whole it will underclock to the lowest speed is crap. just overclock the cards and that will fix that problem
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They're both 320s, I was just worried because the Palit one is slower than the MSI one i want to buy.

Other than the slight OC on the MSI card they're identical.

CHeers guys, gonna go spend another £90
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