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July 9, 2014 1:47:22 PM

Hello tomshardware communuty,
I am uslng amd radeon hd 6850 1gb as my graphics card and i want to add another screen but i cant because i dont have and cant find a dvi24+1 to vga connector and i already use dvi 24+5 so my question is if i can add my low powered nvidia geforce 7200 gs 128mb to my asus p5kc motherboard so i can add another screen with its vga and use both monitors as different desktops
Thanks alot.

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a b U Graphics card
July 9, 2014 1:56:16 PM

Yes you can, but trust me, you don't want to. Drivers are a headache to figure out.

If you are feeling adventurous, go ahead and give it a try, nothing really to lose.
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a b U Graphics card
July 9, 2014 1:56:58 PM

Yes, your motherboard has an x4 pci-e slot you can add the 2nd card to.
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July 9, 2014 2:14:30 PM

Edit: Ok i'm changing this completely.
The nvidia card is working and when i get to bios i can choose which card to use it allows me to choose which card i want when booting ok 1 screen booting is normal but why other card isnt working after windows opens what should i do
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a b U Graphics card
July 9, 2014 3:17:39 PM

Define "not working". So it's being recognized in the bios? Is it showing up under hardware manager? If yes on both of those, did you install the drivers?
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July 9, 2014 3:23:40 PM

well i tought windows installed the driver but it seems that it didnt because i manually installed the driver and it works now thank you guys very much now i have 2 screens with 2 graphics cards on :) 
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July 26, 2014 3:52:31 AM

Hi guys,
Its the first time that im ask something here..so sorry if im do something wrong due to this site rules..and also my English not the best ...
I'm planning to upgrade my c2d machine to used q6600 with the p5kc mb...
I'm was planning to do sli or something then I'm understand that i cant cause its ready to ati cross fire ...im have some nvidia8/9xxx cards and im want to use 3 screens..( different/same at time.. Or 2 same and 1 different...)
Can i do anyway the bridged nvidia sli between them with this board? And if i can't sli.. Can im at least do what im writin with 2 8/9xxx nvidia cards and with the ( different..)3 screens?? And if so,how?? Just install the 2 different driver" together"?!
Hope that its clearly enough to you guys...
Thanks a loottt!!!!!!
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