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June 30, 2014 8:09:01 AM

I have a gtx 680 with 4 monitors already attached to it and I have a old gt 520 and was wondering if I installed that in my computer as well will I be able to add another monitor? The reason I ask is i want to display my computer on my TV which is on the other side of the room and 680 can not support any more monitors help would be great.

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June 30, 2014 8:49:33 AM

Cryoburn101 said:
https://forums.geforce.com/default/topic/469402/

You can only SLI similar GPUs. GTX 680s with GTX 680s for example.
What particular card do you have? Asus, Gigabyte, Etc.


not looking to SLI these two cards was just wondering if i could install the gt 520 so I can add another display.

My 680 is a MSI Twin Frozer
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June 30, 2014 10:35:57 AM

xrobxd said:
Cryoburn101 said:
https://forums.geforce.com/default/topic/469402/

You can only SLI similar GPUs. GTX 680s with GTX 680s for example.
What particular card do you have? Asus, Gigabyte, Etc.


not looking to SLI these two cards was just wondering if i could install the gt 520 so I can add another display.

My 680 is a MSI Twin Frozer


I see what you mean. I've never heard of anyone doing this, so I'm not going to be much help. Good luck on this though. If you figure it out you should make a post so other people can find it.
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July 1, 2014 8:40:08 AM

Cryoburn101 said:
xrobxd said:
Cryoburn101 said:
https://forums.geforce.com/default/topic/469402/

You can only SLI similar GPUs. GTX 680s with GTX 680s for example.
What particular card do you have? Asus, Gigabyte, Etc.


not looking to SLI these two cards was just wondering if i could install the gt 520 so I can add another display.

My 680 is a MSI Twin Frozer


I see what you mean. I've never heard of anyone doing this, so I'm not going to be much help. Good luck on this though. If you figure it out you should make a post so other people can find it.


Thanks for your help anyways I'll guess I will just give it a go later today and see if it works
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July 1, 2014 1:00:43 PM

Cryoburn101 said:
xrobxd said:
Cryoburn101 said:
https://forums.geforce.com/default/topic/469402/

You can only SLI similar GPUs. GTX 680s with GTX 680s for example.
What particular card do you have? Asus, Gigabyte, Etc.


not looking to SLI these two cards was just wondering if i could install the gt 520 so I can add another display.

My 680 is a MSI Twin Frozer


I see what you mean. I've never heard of anyone doing this, so I'm not going to be much help. Good luck on this though. If you figure it out you should make a post so other people can find it.


Hmmm.. Not sure if you can help me here but I'll ask anyways I went ahead and installed the card withe the 680 but for some reason computer wont recognize the 520 the driver I'm using says it will support the 680 and also supports a 520. I'm trying to figure out why it wont recognize it any help would be great.

Also I'm about 90% positive that the 520 still works
Thanks
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July 1, 2014 1:42:35 PM

xrobxd said:
Cryoburn101 said:
xrobxd said:
Cryoburn101 said:
https://forums.geforce.com/default/topic/469402/

You can only SLI similar GPUs. GTX 680s with GTX 680s for example.
What particular card do you have? Asus, Gigabyte, Etc.


not looking to SLI these two cards was just wondering if i could install the gt 520 so I can add another display.

My 680 is a MSI Twin Frozer


I see what you mean. I've never heard of anyone doing this, so I'm not going to be much help. Good luck on this though. If you figure it out you should make a post so other people can find it.


Hmmm.. Not sure if you can help me here but I'll ask anyways I went ahead and installed the card withe the 680 but for some reason computer wont recognize the 520 the driver I'm using says it will support the 680 and also supports a 520. I'm trying to figure out why it wont recognize it any help would be great.

Also I'm about 90% positive that the 520 still works
Thanks


I found this, may or may not be helpful.
http://www.geforce.com/hardware/technology/sli/faq#s4

Look under Multi-Monitor, there is a bit about using a separate GPU for additional monitors.

Have you considered a splitter? That way you wouldn't need an extra card... Something to look into.

Make sure all your drivers are up-to-date. Make sure your PSU can handle the extra load.
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July 1, 2014 3:09:32 PM

Cryoburn101 said:
xrobxd said:
Cryoburn101 said:
xrobxd said:
Cryoburn101 said:
https://forums.geforce.com/default/topic/469402/

You can only SLI similar GPUs. GTX 680s with GTX 680s for example.
What particular card do you have? Asus, Gigabyte, Etc.


not looking to SLI these two cards was just wondering if i could install the gt 520 so I can add another display.

My 680 is a MSI Twin Frozer


I see what you mean. I've never heard of anyone doing this, so I'm not going to be much help. Good luck on this though. If you figure it out you should make a post so other people can find it.


Hmmm.. Not sure if you can help me here but I'll ask anyways I went ahead and installed the card withe the 680 but for some reason computer wont recognize the 520 the driver I'm using says it will support the 680 and also supports a 520. I'm trying to figure out why it wont recognize it any help would be great.

Also I'm about 90% positive that the 520 still works
Thanks


I found this, may or may not be helpful.
http://www.geforce.com/hardware/technology/sli/faq#s4

Look under Multi-Monitor, there is a bit about using a separate GPU for additional monitors.

Have you considered a splitter? That way you wouldn't need an extra card... Something to look into.

Make sure all your drivers are up-to-date. Make sure your PSU can handle the extra load.


Thanks for all the help. I think I'm just going to go with a splitter and use that. Think I'm going to go with this one http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0088HP93A/ref=ox_sc_a... . Once again thanks for all your help
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July 1, 2014 3:42:07 PM

xrobxd said:
Cryoburn101 said:
xrobxd said:
Cryoburn101 said:
xrobxd said:
Cryoburn101 said:
https://forums.geforce.com/default/topic/469402/

You can only SLI similar GPUs. GTX 680s with GTX 680s for example.
What particular card do you have? Asus, Gigabyte, Etc.


not looking to SLI these two cards was just wondering if i could install the gt 520 so I can add another display.

My 680 is a MSI Twin Frozer


I see what you mean. I've never heard of anyone doing this, so I'm not going to be much help. Good luck on this though. If you figure it out you should make a post so other people can find it.


Hmmm.. Not sure if you can help me here but I'll ask anyways I went ahead and installed the card withe the 680 but for some reason computer wont recognize the 520 the driver I'm using says it will support the 680 and also supports a 520. I'm trying to figure out why it wont recognize it any help would be great.

Also I'm about 90% positive that the 520 still works
Thanks


I found this, may or may not be helpful.
http://www.geforce.com/hardware/technology/sli/faq#s4

Look under Multi-Monitor, there is a bit about using a separate GPU for additional monitors.

Have you considered a splitter? That way you wouldn't need an extra card... Something to look into.

Make sure all your drivers are up-to-date. Make sure your PSU can handle the extra load.


Thanks for all the help. I think I'm just going to go with a splitter and use that. Think I'm going to go with this one http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0088HP93A/ref=ox_sc_a... . Once again thanks for all your help


Ok. Glad I could help some-what. Enjoy the 5 monitors.
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