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deano09
01-30-07, 09:34 AM
Dear Forum

Can anyone comment on the SLI'ing of 2 GPU cards-
1 is the EVGA stock 8800GTX (which I have just chosen via Step-Up)
the other is the EVGA SuperClocked ACS3 8800GTX?

It seems that I just cant find any stock 8800GTXs out there (to secure a 100% match) and the nearest is the pre-clocked version?

I look forward to hearing from you.

Deano09

GuOD
01-30-07, 10:55 AM
yes

they will run at the slower clock

Amuro
01-30-07, 09:11 PM
Or try to OC the stock one to the same clock as the super clocked.

RussianHAXOR
01-30-07, 10:26 PM
it will be really hard to OC a stock to the 8800GTX KO ACS3 card's specs without getting massive amounts of heat that dont occur with the ACS3 card. So your Stock card will run a good deal hotter. i just say to try to get the closest thing to a stock 8800GTX you can, and i know there are still a good deal of them for sale.

jcrox
01-30-07, 11:12 PM
They don't have to be made by the same company either...you can go with a BFG or XFX stock 8800 GTX if you can't find an EVGA. As for those clock speeds, I would be careful, my old EVGA motherboard didn't underclock the faster card, it merely matched the speed of the secondary card in the SLI to the speed of the Primary card (the one the monitor is plugged into) which when I had 2 7800 GT's it automatically overclocked my BFG card to match the 445/1070 speeds of my EVGA. I don't know if thats specific to just that board though.

jAkUp
01-30-07, 11:25 PM
Yes but I don't recommend it.