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    question about adding another graphic card to my mother!!need advice!!thanks!

    i have a evga 9600 gt running on my evga 790sli motherboard. i was looking at this item on ebay and wanna know if they would fit on my motherboard smoothly. the ebay item number is 300339769016. if you don't have time to check then i tell you right now . Up for bid is a pair of Nvidia GeForce 9600GT from EVGA and GALAXY. please help me out!! thanks

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    Re: question about adding another graphic card to my mother!!need advice!!thanks!

    I dont think your supposed to run seperately branded cards in SLi
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    for all intents it seems to be the same card minus some gays name on it and a shielded cover ? with OEM added to it - GoNz0.

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    Re: question about adding another graphic card to my mother!!need advice!!thanks!

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    Question about adding another graphic card to my mother!!
    I hate to break it to you, but that is not a PCI slot...
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    Re: question about adding another graphic card to my mother!!need advice!!thanks!

    It'll run fine mate, the brand doesn't matter, and if the clock speeds are different, both will run at the speed of the slowest.

    But just FYI, in my opinon SLI isn't worth the hassle.

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    Re: question about adding another graphic card to my mother!!need advice!!thanks!

    thank you for your time reply to my question. thank you guy!!

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    Re: question about adding another graphic card to my mother!!need advice!!thanks!

    I think identical GPUs also work OK together like the 4870 and 4850 but, again, the slower speed will be used on both. Don't quote me on that though because I'm not entirely sure.
    I agree with GSte in that SLI isn't worth the hassle - not speaking from experience but from benchmarks I've seen it rarely makes much of a difference. If a game runs fine, say 60fps, adding a second card might up that to 80fps but you wouldn't notice the difference really except maybe in parts where there's lots happening which drags the fps down. If a game is unplayable/jerky with one card, adding a second rarely improves it to a playable level. Hope this helps

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    Re: question about adding another graphic card to my mother!!need advice!!thanks!

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    Re: question about adding another graphic card to my mother!!need advice!!thanks!

    Sell your card and buy a faster one (4890 or something). While your board supports SLI it doesn't mean you have to use it, as tempting as it is

    Been there and done it, single card solutions are still the way to go in my opinion, although the drivers are getting much better

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    Re: question about adding another graphic card to my mother!!need advice!!thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by TAKTAK View Post
    I hate to break it to you, but that is not a PCI slot...
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    Re: question about adding another graphic card to my mother!!need advice!!thanks!

    brand is irrelevent. You can run a SC model with an OS model of different brand. All that matters is the GPU

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