I can have two graphics cards in my computer?

By Jamyou
Dec 25, 2008
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  1. Hello i need to know if i can have 2 graphics cards in my computer one PCI and the other AGP?
  2. l1nux94m3r

    l1nux94m3r Newcomer, in training

    I am pretty sure you can do it. In my dad's computer he has 2 graphics cards.
  3. Jamyou

    Jamyou Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    i need some one that know more.
  4. l1nux94m3r

    l1nux94m3r Newcomer, in training

    LOL...

    In his computer 1 is AGP controlling two monitors and the other is PCI controlling 1 monitor.
  5. direwolf007

    direwolf007 Newcomer, in training Posts: 128

    Yes, it is possible. I ran three video cards (2 x 8800GT and a single older 7800GT) on the P5N32-E SLI motherboard to allow me use both SLI and two monitors at once in Vista (Enabling the 7800GT needed a work around since SLI disables the other GPUs in the system, but your case is simpler).

    Before I moved to Vista (from XP), I used a Radeon 2600XT in place of the 7800GT for the same goal.

    If that crazy setup worked, one AGP and one PCI should work.

    Of course, it is also OS specific, for example, Vista will not let you run two video cards together, unless they use the same driver. So in Vista you can run two (or more) ATI cards, or two (or more) nVidia cards, but you cannot mix ATI cards with nVidia ones, as Vista will disable one of the two types. There might be some workaround, but I haven't seen one yet. This problem does not exist in XP, you can run multiple graphic driver types together, so you can mix ATI cards and NV cards.
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