PCIe and PCI graphics in same machine

Discussion in 'Gaming (Software and Graphics Cards)' started by tomcom2k, Jan 4, 2010.

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  1. tomcom2k

    tomcom2k Notebook Evangelist

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    Not notebook related so delete if against policy...

    On a desktop PC if i have a PCIe Dual Head graphics card and a cheap PCI (or second PCIe) graphics card can I run them both and have 3 monitors connected?
     
  2. moral hazard

    moral hazard Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    I think it might be fine as long as you arn't using vista.
     
  3. tomcom2k

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    Any reason Vista or 7 wouldn't like it?
     
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    moral hazard Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    7 would be fine.

    Vista does not allow multiple graphics drivers.
     
  5. key001

    key001 Notebook Evangelist

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    Also as long as you don't mix ATI 'legacy' + ATI non legacy, for example one card is older/worse than x1950 and 2nd is newer than 2400, then you'll have to use 9.3 catalyst. And if you put in a legacy card and 5xxx and get them to work, PM me :)
     
  6. Greg

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    I've done this very thing on my old desktop, shouldn't be a problem at all. But you will need to ensure that both cards are either both ATI or both nVidia.

    Now if you have any further questions on this, I would really appreciate it if you could make a thread over at DTR and link to it.
     
  7. $immond$

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    makes sence
     
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