On board plus two SLI cards

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corbett_1989

TS Member
Hey everyone!

I know this might not be possible but I'm wondering if you can uses two SLI cards, but use the on board port to push the output video. I have two 9800 GT cards with dual DVI connections. The motherboard has a HDMI output and I would like to hook this pc to my HDTV. I can hook the the on board port just fine but the system doesn't use the graphic cards at all. Is their a way to make the graphics cards work when their ports are not in use? Thanks in advance!

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2 X 9800 GT
1220 modular power supply
Dual core AMD 3.2 GHz
2 X 500 GB hardddrive
4 GB of RAM
 

nismo91

TS Evangelist
obviously it wouldn't work. you cannot expect the graphic card to output the display to onboard HDMI port right? it's time for DVI to HDMI converter.
 

EXCellR8

The Conservative
like nismo said you need an adapter or choose between onboard or dedicated graphics. you cannot use the motherboards HDMI output if onboard graphics is disabled.
 
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