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Mobo compatability with Videocard Hybrid (ATI+NVIDIA)

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November 5, 2009 11:29:43 PM

I wish to upgrade my CPU, MOBO and RAM in my current system.
I am currently running a Radeon HD4870 for graphics and a Geforce 8800GTS for PhysX and I wish to keep this card setup in the new system.

So my Question is;
Are there compatibility problems with certain chipsets if I wish to run these two cards together?

Currently thinking that I will get this mobo;
Gigabyte GA-P55M-UD2 to go with;
Intel i5 750
Geil 4G(2x2G) DDR3 1600 PC12800 CL9


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November 5, 2009 11:37:31 PM

Not with any modern chipsets.
November 6, 2009 2:16:27 AM

You might run into problems with the Nvidia card if you use newer drivers. Nvidia started to disable their GPUs if it located an ATI one in the same computer. I didn't really read into it, so that's all I know, but I just wanted to let you know.
November 6, 2009 3:07:12 AM

Cheers for the replies! I think I'll go ahead with the purchase :) 


Yep you are correct - Nividia does disable with the latest drivers.
Fortunately for now, a user created program blocks the check when you install the drivers so you can still get it working.