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GTX 760 together with a 9500GT for the second monitor, doable? How?

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October 11, 2013 12:05:55 PM

I'm in a situation where I'll be stuck with only one monitor, till I get a new one. Both of my monitors are VGA only, my gtx760 supports HDMI,DVI-D,DVI-I, and I can only use a DVI-I to VGA adapter for one monitor, havent found any affordable dvi-d or hdmi to vga adapters.

I have a spare 9500GT lying around, would it be possible to put it in and use it for my second monitor? For multimedia stuff like videos, teamspeak etc..

If it is, how would I do this? What settings/drivers do I need to use?
October 11, 2013 12:14:04 PM

Hi,

It's possible, but it would be better to dual screen with the 760 only. Pairing the two will degrade performance since the difference between the two is significant.
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October 11, 2013 12:17:42 PM

dextermat said:
Hi,

It's possible, but it would be better to dual screen with the 760 only. Pairing the two will degrade performance since the difference between the two is significant.


It is certainly better to use the dual screen with gtx760 only, but im in a situation where I can't(this would be temporary), would the performance impact be huge?
Also, how would I install the drivers for the 9500GT, if at all?
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October 11, 2013 12:26:56 PM

Using the second screen for team speak and steam friends list running off an older card will not hurt performance at all. The old card and monitor will not be doing any graphics work and will be in 2d mode.

Just plug in the old card and second screen and power up. Let windows manage the second card and it should just work. From the windows screen resolution menu select the second monitor and click on extend this display. Then hit apply. The set the resolution and arrange the monitor on the screen so it's in the right place. Hit apply again and your done.
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October 11, 2013 12:31:52 PM

Another thought, what mobo do you have. With my asrock ex 4 I can enable the on chip gpu and my gpus at the same time. This lets me run the 2 cards in sli with 2 screens and a 3rd plugged into the onboard intel graphics on the CPU.
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October 11, 2013 12:53:48 PM

bucknutty said:
Another thought, what mobo do you have. With my asrock ex 4 I can enable the on chip gpu and my gpus at the same time. This lets me run the 2 cards in sli with 2 screens and a 3rd plugged into the onboard intel graphics on the CPU.


Doesn't have an output, either way, thanks, I put the 9500gt in and it works so far.
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