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Old 12-01-2012, 02:25 PM   #1
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I am wondering if I can use 2 graphics cards at once. As you can see in my signature, I have my hardware. It is a 545s, which is a DT profile, whicm means I can't use a full graphics card. Am I able to run an aftermarket graphics card in parallel with my stock graphics card? If not can I have 2 aftermarket graphics cards running parallel? (I have 2x PCI; 1x PCIe 1x; and 1x PCIe 16x.)

Honestly, I prefer VGA and DVI. But they do make low profile graphics cards with both HDMI and VGA/DVI.

I am just wondering! Thanks for all the info!

EDIT: I want 1024x768 graphics cards.

EDIT 2: They also make 2-bay LP graphics cards


This here probably comes with both 2 LP brackets and 1 standard.
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Old 12-02-2012, 11:50 AM   #2
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What are you trying to accomplish by running multiple graphics cards?
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Old 12-02-2012, 11:30 PM   #3
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What are you trying to accomplish by running multiple graphics cards?
Using two monitors. Note that they are Low Profile.
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Old 12-03-2012, 01:48 AM   #4
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A GPU with two DVI outputs (like the red GPU you posted) will run two Monitors, do check the power needs of any GPU and check compatibility with your Motherboard.
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I did find this interesting thing


---------- Post added at 01:31 PM ---------- Previous post was at 01:29 PM ----------

And I just realized it was normal profile...
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Ok, at first i thought that you just wanted to run two operating systems simultaneously, using some kind of virtualisation that offers direct hardware access (Websphere or ESX Server type) ...silly me
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i did find this interesting thing


---------- post added at 01:31 pm ---------- previous post was at 01:29 pm ----------

and i just realized it was normal profile...
and it's low profile... And i can't delete it
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Both cards posted here look like they're lowprofile capable, not sure where the confusion is...
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