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    2 differing nvidia cards?

    Im more interested in running 3 monitors than SLi. So, I have 2 differing nvidia cards here, a 7300gt and an 8400gs..

    In theory they should work in the same system no? If I make the 8400 my main card and the 7300 my secondary card.

    run 2 wide screens off the 8400 and an older 19" non wide off the 7300

    should work right?

    worked in xp I think. but get this..vista gave me a 4.3 for my 7300, and a 3.5 for my 8400..go finger..uhh..figure.. go figure.

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    Re: 2 differing nvidia cards?

    Quote Originally Posted by dr.funk View Post
    Im more interested in running 3 monitors than SLi. So, I have 2 differing nvidia cards here, a 7300gt and an 8400gs..

    In theory they should work in the same system no? If I make the 8400 my main card and the 7300 my secondary card.

    run 2 wide screens off the 8400 and an older 19" non wide off the 7300

    should work right?

    worked in xp I think. but get this..vista gave me a 4.3 for my 7300, and a 3.5 for my 8400..go finger..uhh..figure.. go figure.
    Welcome to the forums!

    I did some digging around and couldn't come up with anything solid about running three monitors. I did find a site that discusses multiple monitor usage. There may be some information there that would be helpful.

    Here's the website: Multi-Monitor Resources at www.realtimesoft.com

    I hope you are able to make the configuration work. Please let us know when you find a solution.

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    Re: 2 differing nvidia cards?

    If I disable crossfire I can run up to 4 monitors at once so I have read.. but the most I've run was a 22"ws 20"ws an a 19" CRT.

    I used to run duel monitors on a reg. basis but now I just run duel PC's and I like that better.

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    Re: 2 differing nvidia cards?

    I run 2 monitors for my daw. Tracks on one and mixer on another. Im thinking of a 3rd monitor for my plugins. Theres some kind of bubble monitor thing that you sit in and the monitor kind of surrounds you...almost like omnimax.

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    Re: 2 differing nvidia cards?

    I'm running 4 monitors, as long as you dont want SLi you will be fine with the different cards, its just plug and go

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    Re: 2 differing nvidia cards?

    Quote Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
    I'm running 4 monitors, as long as you dont want SLi you will be fine with the different cards, its just plug and go

    i wonder if it's because he is running 2 identical cards that he doesn't get the same probelms with multiple moniters, kinda like aa driver conflict within the system (i don't know the technical term ) hope this is resolved as would like to clear it up so i can do it too

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    Re: 2 differing nvidia cards?

    Thanks peeps.

    It worked. IM going to redo my system, but it does work.

    How are the new ATI drivers?

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    Re: 2 differing nvidia cards?

    Quote Originally Posted by dr.funk View Post
    Thanks peeps.

    It worked. I'M going to redo my system, but it does work.

    How are the new ATI drivers?
    CRAP! I had to roll mine back. I kept loosing my signal to my monitor and it would also boot up @ 800x 600 every time and I run mine at 1680x1250 and it was not available

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