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Can I run 2 sepersate PCI-E cards

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February 17, 2010 10:30:30 PM

I have two different PCI-E cards that i want to run. I have them both installed in my PC but only the main card is showing up in the device manager. Can i do this or not?

Main Card: BFG GTS250
Secondary Card: BFG 8800GT

Mother board is Gigabyte M57SLI-S4

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February 17, 2010 10:35:37 PM

You should be able to. I'm running a 5850 and a 9800gtx. Whats your OS? I think it only works for windows 7 and xp, no vista.
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February 17, 2010 10:50:38 PM

Are you trying to run them separately for multiple monitors? Or are you trying to use one as a dedicated PhysX card? Because people have tried it out and found that if you already have any kind of decent nvidia card, and you try to add a second one for PhysX, all it does is generate more heat and sometimes slows the machine down too.
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February 17, 2010 10:57:08 PM

If you have two cards from the same manufacturer I dont think you need to install a second set of drivers for the second card as long as the first set of drivers is able to support both cards. Im about 75% sure on this.
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