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unlovedwarrior

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    dual video cards
    « on: March 12, 2008, 08:02:45 PM »
    ok i want to know if i can put my old gforce 7600 gs in with my new gforce 9800 gt on my nvidia 680i mobo. the reason for this is so i can use the new one for gaming and the old one to watch movies on with my old monitor

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      « Reply #1 on: March 12, 2008, 08:29:10 PM »
      as far as I know you can,  as both your cards are diferent (same make different model)  I did a similar thing for flight sim, used more powerful card for the flight sim and the second to display the gps, map etc where graphics demand was far less.

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        « Reply #2 on: March 12, 2008, 10:45:54 PM »
        ok i want to know if i can put my old gforce 7600 gs in with my new gforce 9800 gt on my nvidia 680i mobo. the reason for this is so i can use the new one for gaming and the old one to watch movies on with my old monitor

        why not use the 9600 gt for both? im confused.

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          « Reply #3 on: March 12, 2008, 10:48:50 PM »
          i dont believe that you can use two cards for two different things without running them in sli. because you would have to have two different drivers for both of them. the 9600 gt is faster also, and using them in sli would only slow down the 9600 gt.
          dude, just use the 9800. ;D
          « Last Edit: March 13, 2008, 07:13:07 AM by fpsmitch »

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            Re: dual video cards
            « Reply #4 on: March 12, 2008, 11:37:36 PM »
            ummm. then i guess ill get another 9800 sometime

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            Re: dual video cards
            « Reply #5 on: March 13, 2008, 11:32:26 AM »
            ok i want to know if i can put my old gforce 7600 gs in with my new gforce 9800 gt on my nvidia 680i mobo. the reason for this is so i can use the new one for gaming and the old one to watch movies on with my old monitor
            Are both cards PCE Express, or what?  Have you tried connecting both monitors to your gforce 9800 gt?

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              « Reply #6 on: March 13, 2008, 04:06:50 PM »
              i still dont see why you cant use the 9600 for both. please clarify.

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                Re: dual video cards
                « Reply #7 on: March 15, 2008, 01:09:26 AM »
                homer.... when im playing my games it makes my res. on my other monitor crappy with two diff cards i can have seperate res.

                soybean one is pci-e x16(9800) one is pci-e (7600)

                sorry for the late reply i had a paper do and a test doing the week

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                  « Reply #8 on: March 15, 2008, 01:29:13 AM »
                  so you want to game and watch a movie at the same time on two different monitors?

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                    « Reply #9 on: March 15, 2008, 01:39:52 AM »
                    yes

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                      « Reply #10 on: March 15, 2008, 09:18:26 PM »
                      that, my friend, would be pointless ;)

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                        « Reply #11 on: March 15, 2008, 09:37:21 PM »
                        but that would slow down ur proccessor, since it would hve to proccess the movie player and wat ever game ur playin this may be a bit overdone but heck...if it works then someone can watch a movie on one monitor and u play a game on the other. talk about makin the most out of ur comp! 8)
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                          « Reply #12 on: March 16, 2008, 04:14:52 AM »
                          the 9600gt should have dual monitor support allowing you to hook up your second monitor and from windows settings you should be able to set up a separate resolution for each monitor.  As for running a 7600gs and a 960gt at the same time, i don't think so. For sli you must have 2 video cards with the same gpu (preferably identical cards).
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                            « Reply #13 on: March 16, 2008, 04:17:00 AM »
                            i run a single monitor most of the time but sometime i use the second monitor or my TV and there are independent resolutions between those displays.
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                              « Reply #14 on: March 16, 2008, 06:59:46 AM »
                              yes but remember if u hook up ur tv by a VGA card or by using a TV Tuner Card u can cause damage to the tv, since the resolution may not match between ur monitor's resolution and ur tv's resolution, a friend of mine tried that on a LCD TV by connecting it to his comp by a VGA plug and when he was done it left some spots at a corner of his tv as if someone held a magnet up to the tv.
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