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Two Graphics Cards/Two Monitors

If I want to run two monitors, can I put two graphics cards on my motherboard and run one off each? Would the cards have to be the same?
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  1. You can put two monitors into the single card.
  2. The cards don't have to be the same. Whether you can put them in your motherboard is depending on if you have the slots for them.
  3. To put them in the same card, they would need to have different connections, is that correct? Because there is only one DVI port on the motherboard, I would assume.

    For two different cards, would you be able to do a dual monitor setup, having the mouse be able to move from one screen to the other?
  4. You're talking about using the onboard graphics + a separate GPU?

    You'd just plug two monitors into the GPU. Onboard graphics doesn't handle 2 cards; at least I've never seen it that way.
  5. Well, I would either us the onboard and a GPU or two separate GPUs.

    To put two monitors in the same card, they would need to have different connections, is that correct? Because there is only one DVI port on each card, I would assume.

    For two different cards, would you be able to do a dual monitor setup, having the mouse be able to move from one screen to the other? Or would each monitor be independent?
  6. Best answer
    Each monitor is independent when you plug two different monitors into two different cards.

    You can get a 2x DVI card easily.
  7. Best answer selected by ammhardware.
  8. I know you're not really supposed to post to a solved thread, but I had another question on this. If I plug one monitor into the DVI port on the motherboard and one into the DVI port on my graphics card, will it run in dual monitor mode? Does my motherboard have to specifically support dual monitor?
  9. Most cards have a VGA and A DVI you only need one
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