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Old 03-18-2008, 02:29 PM   #1
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Default 2 graphic cards.

If i put in 2 graphic cards into my computer one is a 640mb Geforce 8800 and the other is a 256 geforce that came with the computer will both run together like RAM does? or do i need 2 of the same graphic cards for this to work? Thanks for any help.
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Old 03-18-2008, 03:08 PM   #2
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They should run together. But, just wondering. What are you using them for? Or what do you need them both for?
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Old 03-18-2008, 03:45 PM   #3
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No, it will not work. To run SLI, you need to have two identical GPUs and you also need an SLI capable board.
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but the 2 video cards can be different brands like you can install a really good XFX and then a cheap generic brand , they just need same model and amount of Vram
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Default Re: 2 graphic cards.

You can pair completely different graphics cards if all you want is more monitors, but multi-GPU 3-D rendering won't happen.
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Old 03-18-2008, 11:18 PM   #6
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Default Re: 2 graphic cards.

I just wanted to use it for Crysis to make the came run at a smooth frame rate..I read on IGN that they used the same set up i have and had frame rate problems.. looks like i will need to get a better graphics card some day lol
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well its not to bad you can probably buy an identical one and be set.
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Old 03-19-2008, 11:21 AM   #8
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Default Re: 2 graphic cards.

The 8800GTS G80 cards are dropping in price quite fast. You could pick another up as long as you have an SLI capable motherboard.
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