I am currently using a 260 GTX, and I have a dual monitor setup. I want three monitors though, so I read that you can add another graphics card and use it to power up the third monitor.
Now the problem is, I already have all the hardware lying here, but I do not have enough money to upgrade my Power Supply, and since no PSU calculator lets me choose two different cards, I'm a bit paranoid on whether I can run both cards at once?
Windows 7 X64 Enterprise
8 GB RAM
q9300 at stock speeds
random asus motherboard
Thanks in advance, and I hope I provided enough information.
Yes I think you will be fine, BUT, you can avoid stressing your psu ,by not running 3D benchmarks or games on two monitors/gpu's at the same time. You not going for SLI, just to run 2 cards, 3 monitors at the same time. A 8600 gt does not use much power, does not need a connector. I use one in a htpc running dual monitors, 4 hard drives with a stock Dell psu for two years now.