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Dual Graphics Card Query

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June 17, 2011 4:45:47 PM

hey guys
i have an AMD motherboard that's nearly ready to put in my new computer and it has 2 Graphics Cards slots, and i am going to buy an ATI graphics card for the motherboard as i know ATI works well with AMD, however i have a spare Nvidia Geforce graphics card lying a round that is relatively decent spec, i am just wondering whether having 2 completely different graphics card would give me any computability issues?

Motherboard : Asus M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3
NVidia Graphics card : NVIDIA Geforce 9500 GT
ATI Graphics card: ATI Radeon HD 6870 1GB GDDR5

all help is much appreciated
thanks guys
Sam
June 17, 2011 7:46:11 PM

While it is POSSIBLE to get to cards with different drivers working, it is not a usually a recommended way to go. If you already have an nvidia card, you may want to consider another nvidia card so you can use the same driver set.
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June 17, 2011 7:50:58 PM

What do you plan to have the 9500GT doing? Unless you are running 3 or 4 screens its just going to sit there using up power.

Windows 7 permits you to have multiple graphics drivers so you could do it, it just might be a bit glitchier than normal.
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