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Compatibilty of Video Cards

By titanicninja
Apr 20, 2006
  1. i am thinking of buying my friends computer, which is pretty good, and i was wondering if i could put a video card i already own in it. It has an ATI Radeon 8800 Pro, and i have a Nvidia GeForce FX 5500. Could i put them both in the computer and connect them, or do i have to choose?
     
  2. Peddant

    Peddant TS Rookie Posts: 1,446

    You can put them both in,but you can only use one at a time,unless your configure them for DUAL MONITORS

    To use two together,they have to be SLI/Crossfire cards/motherboards.HERE
     
  3. twite

    twite TechSpot Paladin Posts: 937

    you think they will ever make it so you can sli/crossfire to different models of video cards?
     
  4. CrossFire851

    CrossFire851 TS Rookie Posts: 766


    Never!!!

    and those cards don't support it.
     
  5. titanicninja

    titanicninja TS Rookie Topic Starter

    so i guess if i choose to buy it, id have 2 pick one of them... which one should i pick?
     
  6. nickc

    nickc TechSpot Paladin Posts: 923   +11

    IMHO the Nvidia GeForce FX 5500 would be better but a better card would be a hole lot better if u are gaming. either one of those would be fine for surfing aor office work...
     
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