Hey, I want to add a second video card to my system, my main one is a 9800 gtx+ I have an old 6600 gt, I heard that you can add a second video card to your system as long as they both use the same drivers, etc, since I know that These two cards obviously don't use the same drivers I'd PROBABLY(read: most likely) run into some serious problems.
am I out of luck?
P.S. --adding a second video card so I can add a third monitor. would this slow down my gaming performance? or would the second video card just act like two extra video ports for my main one?
You should be fine since they are both Nvidia as long as your OS supports the old card. It should not affect your gaming performance as long as you are only using the GTX for the game and not something else intensive on the other screen.
I cut it correctly, it still didn't detect anything was there in gpu-z, I installed the 6600 drivers, still nada, I put the card in a different slot, still nothing, even though the fan spins up and everything my computer acts like theres nothing even there....
I have heard that Vista does not let you run two drivers (should be ATI and Nvidia at the same time though). Are you using Vista? Have you checked if the card gets detected in the 1x slot if you remove the GTX?
ok, I tried that, It still didn't work, but I've narrowed it down to a motherboard issue, I put my *other* old video card in the pci-e x1 slot I modified, it still didn't work, so I know it's not a video card issue, as all 3 video cards work in the pci-e x16 slot.
I don't know of any options of disabling / enabling the x1 slots in the bios, all i could find is init display first, which gives me an option of either pci or pci-e....