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Two different video cards ok? one gaming, one tv

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June 27, 2010 4:29:28 PM

I want to run internet tv from my computer to a tv in the room. The issue is that my graphics card does not support svideo out.
I am thinking of getting a second cheap video card w s video to run it to the tv. Is there an issue with this?
Thanks

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: this week

USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: the second card is just to connect to an older tv w svideo

CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY:
Sapphire Radeon Vapor-X HD4890 1GB DDR5 VGA/DVI/HDMI/DisplayPort PCI-Express Video Card
Corsair 750

OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: i5-750, 500GB, 4GB memory

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg or microcenter nearby

PARTS PREFERENCES: none

OVERCLOCKING: no

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 22" 1080P monitor, 32 " tube tv

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: none

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a b U Graphics card
June 27, 2010 4:33:32 PM

If you have windows 7, then I believe you can run multiple video-card drivers so it should be ok. I suggest you get another ATI card since Nvidia cards will require a driver hack.
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a c 272 U Graphics card
June 27, 2010 4:41:03 PM

Bluescreendeath said:
I suggest you get another ATI card since Nvidia cards will require a driver hack.

Only if you want to use it as a PhysX card, something the OP may not be interested in and as such there is no reason to rule them out.
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a c 376 U Graphics card
June 27, 2010 5:21:44 PM

I believe there are both VGA and DVI to S-Video adapters/cables. You do not need a second card.
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