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Having support from two Graphic Cards???

My friend told me that he have two graphic cards (nV 9800GT and nV 9500) and he placed both of them in a one system (not enabling SLI mode) and now he can select which graphic card is to accelerate certain application. for an example, he tells that we can run 3dsmax and make it use 9800GT as the graphics adapter it use and we can let windows and other application GUI get accelerated by the other 9500. Is this possible?(without SLI) if yes, is it possible in Intel's DX58SO motherboard to do this? I mean placing two graphic cards with two different performance in one system; without enabling SLI?
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  1. the real question is why would your friend set up his PC like that?
  2. ct1615 said:
    the real question is why would your friend set up his PC like that?


    coz he got a new PC with single 9800GT and from the old PC, he have a 9500. he tells that so that 9500 is dedicated for system visuals, and 9800GT for 3dsmax production and wive port rendering, it is much more effective.
  3. how is it more effective? The 9800GT is unable to run his OS?
  4. ct1615 said:
    how is it more effective? The 9800GT is unable to run his OS?

    its not something like that. and it is not my business to ask why he setup that pc. its; the question is about possibility of doing it.
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    the answer is yes you can, the board has 2 x PCI-E 2.0 slots

    but you do understand all your friend did was add a heater into his PC? He gets no graphic increase and he actually uses more power to run the 9500GT while the 9800GT sits idle.
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  7. ct1615 said:
    the answer is yes you can, the board has 2 x PCI-E 2.0 slots

    but you do understand all your friend did was add a heater into his PC? He gets no graphic increase and he actually uses more power to run the 9500GT while the 9800GT sits idle.


    thanks for the help mate..
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