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Second Graphics Card for More Monitors

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August 20, 2009 1:29:06 PM

Hi everyone,

Is it possible to install a second, cheap, graphics card with no other purpose but to allow me to plug in more monitors? I wouldnt want to spend another £120 to get the same card as my current one and i dont want my current one to slow to the new card's speed or anything. I just want the extra ports for monitors.

Thanks,

Jake

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August 20, 2009 1:37:23 PM

Yes, but the card would drive those monitors, not use the power of your other card. Also, it has been reported that with nVidia cards there have been problems if the card doesn't use the same drivers. Not sure about AMD.
August 20, 2009 2:10:34 PM

Ok. Thanks. I think ive got the idea.
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August 20, 2009 2:13:55 PM

just curious, you're putting the second card in a regular pci slot correct?
August 20, 2009 2:14:43 PM

Yeah, I would be.
a b U Graphics card
August 20, 2009 2:17:44 PM

okay good. just for simplicity purposes, i'd get the second card from the same manufacturer, especially if you're running vista, because in vista you can only install one gfx driver
August 20, 2009 2:19:48 PM

Im running Windows 7 and for what its worth, my current card is nvidia GeForce GTX 260
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