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2 graphic cards???

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
October 2, 2012 3:07:14 AM

can i have 2 different graphic cards that are not cross fired or SLI in one computer?
reason is i want to have my computer plugged into my Tv screen which only has VGA and the new graphic card im getting only has DVI and HDMI so i was wondering if i can run my old graphics card into my tv with the VGA and the new graphic card into my monitor with DVI

Old Card

New card

i need to know now cause im getting the card next week..

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a b U Graphics card
October 2, 2012 3:36:04 AM

The card will probably come with a dvi to vga convertor.
a c 236 U Graphics card
October 2, 2012 4:11:05 AM

Perfectly ok to have two separate cards.
This is assuming you have two slots for the cards, and an adequate psu.
Otherwise, you can use a dvi to vga adapter.
It looks like your new card will not have such an adapter included.
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a b U Graphics card
October 2, 2012 4:15:52 AM

They are like $2. Grab one of them, better than running two cards just for an output. Will make unnecessary heat and noise, and power draw.
October 2, 2012 5:33:00 AM

I don't see why not really, seems perfectly reasonable to me. One card displays to TV, the other displays to monitor, and both cards run separately. Now I'm no expert but it seems to me a pretty reasonable setup.
a b U Graphics card
October 2, 2012 5:48:44 AM

That would be ok as long as your PSU can handle both cards and the rest of your system with no problems. That said you could also get a DVI>VGA adapter witch you can also get on newegg
that would allow you to use just the new card to run both. Since you did not post the rest of your system it is hard to tell if your current PSU would be able to handle both cards or not.
a b U Graphics card
October 2, 2012 6:25:57 AM

My point is, why run two cards if you dont have to?