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can i use nvidia geforce 210 in pcie 16x slot and a nvidia geforce 8400GS in pcie 1x slot ?

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January 31, 2014 11:54:03 AM

I have an nvidia geforce 210 in my pcie 16x slot but i want to connect a nvidia geforce 8400gs in my computer using pcie 1x . Is it possible for both the graphics cards functioning simultaneously ?

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January 31, 2014 12:25:31 PM

Unfortunately no. You will need to use one or the other. Neither the 8400GS or the 210 GT Physx. And you can only SLI the 8400GS with another 8400GS.

SLI FAQ:
http://www.geforce.com/hardware/technology/sli/faq
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January 31, 2014 12:39:32 PM

ignoring PhysX or SLI, you might not even be able to physically put the card into the 1x slot cuz it may not be open in the back. electrically it might work for driving another monitor, but that's only if you can even stick it in the slot to begin with.
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February 1, 2014 1:03:04 AM

barto said:
Unfortunately no. You will need to use one or the other. Neither the 8400GS or the 210 GT Physx. And you can only SLI the 8400GS with another 8400GS.

SLI FAQ:
http://www.geforce.com/hardware/technology/sli/faq


i just plugged both the gpus(8400GS and the 210) and it seems to work fine.
my gaming performance seems to be improved a bit too.
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February 1, 2014 6:45:09 AM

Anuj jena said:
i just plugged both the gpus(8400GS and the 210) and it seems to work fine.
my gaming performance seems to be improved a bit too.


I'm not sure how. They aren't working in tandem as the 210 GT doesn't have SLI capabilities.

Enjoy gaming.
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February 1, 2014 7:10:51 AM

barto said:
Anuj jena said:
i just plugged both the gpus(8400GS and the 210) and it seems to work fine.
my gaming performance seems to be improved a bit too.


I'm not sure how. They aren't working in tandem as the 210 GT doesn't have SLI capabilities.

Enjoy gaming.


you need to learn about the world outside of gaming :p 

it's been possible to run dual or triple cards WITHOUT SLI for ages. SLI is just a tiny subset of "running dual cards"
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February 1, 2014 7:26:22 AM

giantbucket said:
you need to learn about the world outside of gaming :p 

it's been possible to run dual or triple cards WITHOUT SLI for ages. SLI is just a tiny subset of "running dual cards"


Oh I know that you can run two graphics cards by themselves. But for gaming performance, the computer will simply use one. You can use two cards and have multiple monitors. However, the OP wants to improve game performance. I'm guessing he only has 1 monitor and what ever GPU is connected to that monitor will render the game. How will the second GPU help if it's not connected to the first one which outputs the signal?

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