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My GPU is a co-processor? help!

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May 26, 2012 1:05:20 AM

Hi there, i am having a strange issue where my second GPU is showing up in device manager as a 'co-processor' and not as a display adapter, it is an nvidia 9500gt 1gb, and my primary card is a radeon HD4890 1gb. i have ran both a 7600gs and a 7500le so i know i can run an nvidia card and an amd card togeather, i just need to make it work :S this hasn't happened before and drivers will not install :( 

please help!!

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a b U Graphics card
May 26, 2012 8:21:50 PM

You can't run both an AMD card and Nvidia. The 7500le came out in 2001 anyways, maybe you could have done it back then, but you can't now.
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May 27, 2012 1:47:46 AM

why would it work then and not now? i have had it working before so i KNOW its possible :/ 
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a b U Graphics card
May 27, 2012 2:24:55 AM

Because 11 years have passed and Drivers are totally different. And the architectures used have almost no similarities.
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a c 216 U Graphics card
May 27, 2012 2:47:29 AM

What is the purpose of the 2nd card? If it is simply there to drive extra monitors on the desktop, you can use both Nvidia and AMD together as long as you are using Win XP or Win 7, Vista won't allow it. Through a driver hack, it is also possible to use an AMD as the main graphics card and an Nvidia PhysX card, but your 9500 isn't good enough to be used that way.
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May 27, 2012 4:09:21 AM

9500 is purely to drive a 3rd monitor, what is this driver hack you speak of?
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a c 216 U Graphics card
May 27, 2012 5:15:08 AM

You should have no need for a driver hack for that purpose.

However, you cannot be using Windows Vista.
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May 27, 2012 5:43:06 AM

i am using windows 7 64 bit and the 9500 shows up in device manager as a 'co-processor' not a display adapter
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a c 216 U Graphics card
May 27, 2012 5:49:42 AM

Have you installed the drivers for the 9500?
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May 27, 2012 9:28:26 AM

i cant, it just says 'no nvidia product found' or something
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a c 216 U Graphics card
May 27, 2012 1:48:21 PM

You may have a defective card, or its not fully seated.
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