Hybrid SLI: 8200+9600

I'm thinking of getting a motherboard with a built in 8200 and adding a 9600. First of all, will they work together?

Also, a lot of the time, I play games in windowed mode so I can watch TV/movies in VLC on the side. Can I set it so the 9600 runs the game, and the 8200 runs the desktop and video? If not, can the 9600 run one screen, and 8200 run a 2nd screen?
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  1. Are you planning on running more than one monitor?
  2. rabidbunny said:
    Are you planning on running more than one monitor?


    Yes, I've read that you can set it so one display is run by one video card through sli, but this is hybrid sli. Will it still work?
  3. Hybrid SLI works only with 8400GS and 8500GT. I am 100% sure about it. Dunno about multiple monitors tho. But I am sure you cannot SLI 8200 and 9600!!
  4. thanks, how about this
    Nvidia 9600 + cheap pci card (not sli) = 2 monitors
    I would run 3d games on my 9600 monitor and movies on the cheap pci card monitor. Would this work?
  5. I think you can have two gpus, one in each pci express slot. Idk for sure. I was thinking about how running two graphics drivers at the same time would work... I think the two cards would have to accept the same driver. Once again, i'm not entirely sure about that.
    Check around on google for hybrid sli and see what it says. Check Nvidia's site too.

    Sorry I can't be more of help atm.
  6. I just realized something.

    If you buy a hybrid sli board, it will have an integrated gpu that can run the other monitor. You can install your 9600gt and I believe you should be able to use that card and the integrated gpu!

    the integrated gpu is supposed to be quite powerful, so you don't have to worry too much about bogging your system down.

    Hope this helps.

    EDIT: the 9600gt isn't supported by hybrid sli. It's either the 9800 series, the GTX series, or the 8400 and 8500.
  7. New nvidia drivers allow you to do multiple monitors in sli.
    Even hybrid sli allows it, in fact the hybrid sli drivers have 3 options

    Boost (sli)
    Power Save (onboard)
    and Mutliple Monitor
  8. I am running the Hybrid-sli on a 8200 motherboard ( desktop ) and it will only run with a 8400 or 8500 ( 8400gs being the better card ), if you wish to know more read here -----> http://www.nvidia.com/object/hybrid_sli.html ,


    System Manufacturer: Acer
    System Model: Aspire X3200
    BIOS: )Phoenix - Award WorkstationBIOS v6.00PG
    Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) 8550 Triple-Core Processor (3 CPUs), ~2.2GHz
    Memory: 3838MB RAM
    Page File: 1666MB used, 6211MB available
    Windows Dir: C:\Windows
    DirectX Version: DirectX 10
    Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 8500 (GF 8400 + GF 8200)
    Manufacturer: NVIDIA
    Chip type: GeForce 8500 (GF 8400 + GF 8200)
    DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
    Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0422&SUBSYS_23101682&REV_A1
    Display Memory: 1907 MB
    Dedicated Memory: 244 MB
    Shared Memory: 1663 MB
    Current Mode: 1024 x 768 (32 bit) (85Hz)
    Monitor: Generic PnP Monitor
    Driver Name: nvd3dumx.dll,nvd3dum,nvwgf2umx.dll,nvwgf2um
    Driver Version: 7.15.0011.8151 (English)
    DDI Version: 10
    Driver Attributes: Final Retail

    £320 for the desktop + £25 for the 8400gs
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