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Old 11-10-2009, 06:26 PM   #1
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Default 2 GFX Cards

I used to run 2 8800GT GFX Cards on SLI to give me use of 4 monitors. Resently one of them blew up!

Can anyone advise me if it's ok to run two different graphic cards (not SLI) just to be able to use 4 montiors?
Can I buy a cheap GFX card and run it with my 8800GT to enable the use of 4 montiors?

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Old 11-10-2009, 11:58 PM   #2
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I think you can but i wouldn't recommend it. The graphics card that is better would lose some of its power because it would use the clock speed of the worst graphics card u have i think
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Old 11-11-2009, 12:17 AM   #3
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I think you can but i wouldn't recommend it. The graphics card that is better would lose some of its power because it would use the clock speed of the worst graphics card u have i think
That's not what happens at all. You can use two different graphics card for that purpose. Hell, you can even use an ATI one with your NVIDIA one.
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I think you can but i wouldn't recommend it. The graphics card that is better would lose some of its power because it would use the clock speed of the worst graphics card u have i think
That's only if you set up the cards in SLI/Crossfire, which you wouldn't be doing if you're running 4 monitors off them.


What rohan said is right.
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