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GTX295 and GTX780 to run three monitors. How do I ensure that the GTX780 is used for game?

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March 15, 2014 7:53:12 PM

I'm looking to add a GTX780 to my computer which has a GTX295 running two 24" monitors. I am hoping to add a 30" monitor to be powered by the 780. How do I ensure my system will run games using the 780. I'm only interested in gaming on the 30" and not extending the displays across the other monitors whilst gaming.

I have an i7-920 processor on an ASUS P6T Deluxe v2 m/b.
Windows 7 64 bit
March 15, 2014 8:08:24 PM

You can't have different graphic cards on a single motherboard (except SLI)
You will have to remove the gtx295 and install the gtx 780
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March 15, 2014 8:11:25 PM

Larry WU said:
You can't have different graphic cards on a single motherboard (except SLI)
You will have to remove the gtx295 and install the gtx 780


Will the GTX 780 be able to run the two 24" monitors using e.g. DVI and the 30" using HDMI/Display port. I'm looking to have three independent screens to multitask office apps when not gaming.

Cheers for reply.

Gareth
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March 15, 2014 8:13:39 PM

Yes, it would work.
However make sure your Power Supply have enough power to run a gtx780.
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March 15, 2014 8:14:43 PM

Larry WU said:
Yes, it would work.
However make sure your Power Supply have enough power to run a gtx780.


Cheers, I have a 1010W power supply.
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August 16, 2014 3:50:03 AM

GarethLewis1980 said:
Larry WU said:
You can't have different graphic cards on a single motherboard (except SLI)
You will have to remove the gtx295 and install the gtx 780


Will the GTX 780 be able to run the two 24" monitors using e.g. DVI and the 30" using HDMI/Display port. I'm looking to have three independent screens to multitask office apps when not gaming.

Cheers for reply.

Gareth


this is just wrong, i run 2 different cards on single motherboards all the time. I currently have a radeon 290 and a 6450 which give me 3 screens and leaves the 290 to drive the centre screen for gaming. I also do this with my nvidia cards...run a 780ti and 750 on the sam board and this gives me 4 screens. Just stick to same manufacturer and it all works in windows very easily.
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