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about to get a new mobo
either a asus p5w32 (non sli) or a asus p5n32-sli
before i commit i want to know if i can mix and match 7800 gt's
I got a BFG 7800 GT OC but if i were to buy another i would buy the xfx or evga

so if I have to buy another BFG to run sli, I probably wouldnt but if I can run two different brands, then I will
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Nope, as long at it says 7800GT, your good. It can be anything, pre overclocked or not.
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The new drivers allow you to mix and match vendors, but the GPU must be the same.
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yep, you can get an evga or xfx and pair it up w/ your bfg no probs. both cards will run at the clock speeds of the slowest card though.
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Originally Posted by soloz2
yep, you can get an evga or xfx and pair it up w/ your bfg no probs. both cards will run at the clock speeds of the slowest card though.
Yep, exactly.

If you buy one card is stock overclocked, like your BFG, and a card that runs at the stock speeds, the BFG will run lower than what it was shipped as. But you'll still be able to overclock them both, but only as high as the lower overclocking card will allow you to go
 
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aight thx a lot guys, its on its way!!!
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