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2 differing nvidia cards?

#1
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?:p

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.:confused:
 

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.Joe

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Vista Guru
#2
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?:p

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.:confused:
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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03hdfatboy

Member
Vista Pro
#3
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. :p
 

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#4
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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z3r010

Staff member
#5
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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gazz496

a mere mortal
Vista Pro
#6
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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03hdfatboy

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Vista Pro
#8
Thanks peeps.

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

How are the new ATI drivers?
CRAP! :confused: 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 :mad:
 

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    24" and 22" Acer LCDs
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    VIGOR GAMING CLT-M2I 92mm TE CPU Cooler
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