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VIDEO CARD HELP


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#1 Sunku

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Posted 29 September 2005 - 03:47 PM

I wanted to install two video cards on my new system and i was wondering if the video cards had to be the same exact ones...

any help would be greatly apperciated


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Posted 29 September 2005 - 03:55 PM

I'm 90% sure that it doesn't have to be the same videocards. It might be the case in occurances where you have two SLI video cards, not sure. But in general you should be ok with two different video cards.
On my other pc, i can use both - the integrated video controller and my pci video card. So according to that, any two video cards should work.

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Posted 29 September 2005 - 04:46 PM

k Thank you kaptain.. i was wondering if anyone is 100% sure of this.... the two video cards i would use are as following: NVidia GeForce FX 5200 128mb
and a Diablotek NVidia Geforce 6600 512 mb PCI express



any help would be greatly appreciated

thanks
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Edited by Sunku, 29 September 2005 - 04:49 PM.


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Posted 29 September 2005 - 05:13 PM

Are you talking about SLI?
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Posted 29 September 2005 - 05:15 PM

is SLI the only way to link two video cards together?

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Posted 29 September 2005 - 05:39 PM

At the moment, ATI's working on its crossfire, but for now SLI is the only way to link two cards. And for SLI to work the cards need to bee identical. Exactly the same card, make, model, BIOS version and so on.
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