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How to use 2 graphic cards at once?


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CSPBATMAN

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I want to use two nvidia geforce 8800 at once, is this possible? If so how?

I've got an AMD Athlon 64 Processor 3000 + ....


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Do you have a motherboard that supports SLI? If you don't have two dedicated video card slots, I don't know any other way. Then again, I have never tried any other way.
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I have no idea.... how do I check if my motherboard supports it ?

My 'mainboard' is made by ASUSTeK Computer Inc, Model K8V-X , Rev 2.00 ... yeah...
Heres a picture of my computer.... (inside)
My PC, *large image*

I've also wondered what that thing is in my APG slot, as you can see, I have 5 PCI express slots (ones kinda hidden under the .... whatever's in the APG slot)
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looks like a video card in the agp, correct me if im wrong but on your pci slots dont you mean pci? not pci express
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If this is your motherboard you will not be able to use SLI.

http://www.asus.com/...e...l2=14&l3=67

You have a single AGP slot on that motherboard so you can only use AGP video cards. AGP does not support dual card SLI. The only way you can use a SLI setup is with a new motherboard.

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So, thats my graphics card... therefore I must buy an AGP graphics card?

Then question: What are all the PCI ... or PCI E ... whatever they are... for?
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PCI-E has been developed because it is 2X faster than the 8X agp cards right now. That is why it is called PCI-E 16X. If you play any games you realize that many times you can get stuttering and blocky pictures in the game. This is usually caused by the graphice hardware in the computer not being able to keep up . So there is the everquest for faster, better graphics to play the games. The will end when computer's are at the point of virtual reality in games.

In the future look for 32X graphics cards, motherboards with interchangeable graphics chipsets, and many other changes. The computer's built today are only in their infancy yet, so many changes will happen over the years.

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Wait ... you still confuse me.... 32X APG or PCI ... which one should I get?

Can I buy a graphics card like this one
http://www.newegg.co...MP=OTC-d3alt1me

And plug it into my PCI... not pci express....

Can I plug in PCI-E stuff into my pci express slot ?

Edited by CSPBATMAN, 16 March 2007 - 07:56 PM.

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Wait ... you still confuse me.... 32X APG or PCI ... which one should I get?

Can I buy a graphics card like this one
http://www.newegg.co...MP=OTC-d3alt1me

And plug it into my PCI... not pci express....

Can I plug in PCI-E stuff into my pci express slot ?

you dont have a pci express slot, you can use pci video cards but since you have agp take advantage of it. there is no 32x right now, he was using it as an example because it will probably come out soon. that is a pci express card
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