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Sli a GTX 460 1gb with a GTX 460 2gb?

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July 11, 2011 5:50:53 PM

Would there be a problem putting a 1gb GTX 460 in SLI with a 2gb GTX 460? I originally planned on doing two 1gb cards, but if there is an advantage It'd defiantly be something to look into...only thing I can think of would be possible driver issues or errors like that since they aren't the "same" card technically, but I'm no expert on SLI'ing.

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July 11, 2011 5:55:37 PM

No there wouldn't be a problem because only the RAM of one card is used...

Set the 2GB one as the primary in the nVidia control panel if you can - I've never used SLI...
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July 11, 2011 5:57:04 PM

If it did work you would effectively be running two 1GB cards.
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July 11, 2011 5:57:38 PM

It should work, but there is no advantage, the 2GB card will only be able to use 1GB because in SLI the 2 cards memory run's parallel. Think of it like a raid setup for your video cards where both sets of VRAM hold identical data sets so it can be accessed faster.
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