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ASROCK h61M/u3s3 is it compatible for dual graphics cards ?

Q: ASROCK h61M/u3s3 is it compatible for dual graphics cards ?

Hi all just wondering whether or not I can hook up two Galaxy Gtx560 1gb Cards to my Asrock h61M/u3s3 ?

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A: ASROCK h61M/u3s3 is it compatible for dual graphics cards ?

That would be a negative; only one PCIE 16x slot available.

Best case scenario would be you selling the 560 and picking up a 590 if you wanted SLI.

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please help me to choose motherboards. i really had hard time choosing among them.

for computer shop motherboard.

thanks

A:H61M-VS R2.0 vs H61M-VS3 asrock MoBo

Hi blitzlamagawa94, Welcome to the forums, Looking at the specs they both appear to be equal with the VS3 slightly on top , what I find strange about them both is they are stated as being win 8 ready but with only USB2.0 support

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I have new system build with an ASRock 970DE3/U3S3 mob, AMD FX4100 Quad Core Processor, 8GB Ballistix (2x 4GB) RAM, and Gigabyte GV-R545 Graphic Card. I am getting random blue screens that range from booting, idle, or running different programs.

I have tried running with just one 4GB of RAM, changing the Ballistix RAM to Crucial RAM, and changed the graphics card to Sapphire HD6450. I am racking my head trying to figure this out. I have attached the dump files as well.

I have been to many forums but can't seem to find one with a solution. Think this is above me at this point.

A:ASRock 970DE3/U3S3 Random Blue Screen

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Memtest86+

Run Memtest86+ for at least 8-10 passes. It may take up to 20 passes to find problems. Make sure to run it once after the system has been on for a few hours and is warm, and then also run it again when the system has been off for a few hours and is cold. How to Test and Diagnose RAM Issues with Memtest86+
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Morning all,

could anyone tell me whether it would be ok to run a Nvidia 7800GT and Nvidia 9500GT graphics cards side by side, safely on this mobo. Obviously i do not intend to run in SLI mode, i just want to run 4 monitors from all four outputs.

Thank you in advance

A:Mixing graphics cards on (ASRock M3A770DE) mobo

Will it work, in XP most likely with no problems. In Vista (after the platform update that added DirectX 11) and Windows 7, probably not. Reason for saying that is you are mixing two different generations of card that use a different driver model. The 7800 GT will use the WDDM 1.0 driver model and the 9500 GT uses the newer WDDM 1.1. Both cards may install from the same driver package, but they won't use the same driver.

The problem is that when you mix two cards from the same manufacturer (ATI with ATI, Nvidia with Nvidia) that use the different driver model, the older card cancels out the newer and as a result the newer card doesn't work at all.

For what you're looking to do it might be a better idea to grab something like this,

Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GV-N84STC-512I Rev2.0 GeForce 8400 GS Supporting up to 512MB(128MB onboard) 64-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Low Profile Ready Video Card

uses the same WDDM 1.1 as your 9500 GT. Also would use a lot less power than the older 7800 GT and produce a lot less heat, which would be even more beneficial when all it is ro be used for is extra monitors.

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I want to use LPT printer so choose this motherboard model. If any other motherboard with better spec avail tell me. Also tell me processor combination for this board and also for suggested motherboard.

A:Compatible processor for Asus H61M-D Motherboard

https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/H61MD/HelpDesk_CPU/

Supported processors for that motherboard at the above link.

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Motherboard: http://www.findlaptopdriver.com/specs-2ada-foxconn/
Tower: HP Pavilion Slimline s5-1414 ( https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03506147 )
Graphics: Intel HD Graphics
RAM: 8GB
Processor: Intel(R) Core i3-2130 CPU @ 3.40 GHz
Windows: 10

Elder Scrolls Online PC Requirements: ( https://www.elderscrollsonline.com/en-us/news/post/26031 )

This is everything that i believe you need to know for my question. I want to know, what type of graphics cards am I able to use with my PC? I only ask because I was told certain graphics cards are not compatible with certain motherboards. All my PC information is in those 2 links. I also ask because my tower is quite slim compared to most, and I'm not sure if size matters in this situation. I'm not very computer literate.

So, what type of graphics cards can I get? I would like to upgrade mine. Mainly because when I try to play games, I get through the entire downloading phase and then i get an error saying something about my DirectX. I have DirectX 11.1 but I get this error: "Your DirectX version is unsupported."

The game I'm trying to play is Elder Scrolls Online. I have a link to the game's requirements at the top so you can compare it to what I currently have and maybe be able to tell me what the issue is? Basically, I'm looking at the game's "minimum requirements" and it looks as if I have everything but I don't really know.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. An... Read more

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Hi i am looking to upgrade my Graphics card since i cant play alot of games because it is not powerful enough so i was wondering what Graphics card you would recommend in the 0-130$ range here are my SPECS:

Hp Pavilion a1324n SYSTEM MODEL : 061 EL464AA-ABA A1324N

hard Drive : 300gb
memory : 1gb
Graphics: ATI Radeon Xpress 200
Processor : INTEL PENTIUM 4 INSIDE
524 INTEL PENTIUM 4 PROCESSOR WITH HYPER THREADING TECHNOLOGY

Thats all i got for now , so if you need more info , just tell me how to get it.
and how about these cards below or what ever you recommend :

-EVGA GeForce 9500 GT Video Card ,

EVGA GeForce 9400 GT Video Card , -Sapphire Radeon HD 3650 Video Card


and i want to play flight simulator 2004 or FSX at medium to HIGH setting's if possible

MAIN CIRCUIT BOARD:
BOARD: Hewleet-Packard Asterope 1.0
BIOS : American Megatrends inc. 3.07 01/27/2006
BUS CLOCK : 133 MEGAHERTZ

monitor :hp vs19 ( 19 inch)

Bus adaptors: ANXIMXZE IDE Controller
Standard Enhanced PCI to usb Host Controller
Standard OpenHCD USB Host Controller (2x)
 

A:Are These Graphics Cards Compatible with my PC?

i think i have found out what motherboard i have
it is a ECS RC410-M
please can you give me recommendations on a graphics card that is compatible for this pc thanks
 

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i have a D845PECE in my crappy gateway. sportin' a nVidia Geforce 4 MX 440

Motherboard :
http://www.intel.com/design/motherbd/ce/index.htm

I want to upgrade graphics card, but have no idea which are compatible.. any suggestions?
 

A:Which graphics cards are compatible with my motherboard?

You can't always tell with brand manufacturers since sometimes they will have the MB makers modify their boards. However, in this case it looks like any of the AGP video cards will be compatible with the MB. Where you will have to watch things is the card's power requirements. Many of the brands will have a PS on the small (meaning output) size.
 

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List of Z400 Compatible GAMING Graphics Cards please? Need Direct X 11 and Windows 10 support.2GB RAMlargest resolution possible. It looks like this pc supplies 75W to PCIe2 x16 slot? 

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Hi!

I am looking for graphics cards that don't require 400W power supplies. I don't thing the average card uses all the 400W of power, but what is a good PS for graphics cards?

I am setting up external graphics with a PCI-e to x16 PCI adapter that offers 8 pin power connector. You can find it here:

http://www.amazon.com/Laptop-Extern...6270390&sr=8-1&keywords=graphics+card+adapter

Along with the adapter, I am looking for an 8 pin to 6pin/8pin adapter (8pin female on one end, and 6 pin plus an 8 pin male plugs on the other).

I am looking at this PSU:

http://www.amazon.com/Genuine-Dell-...=1456281602&sr=1-2&keywords=220w+power+supply

Also, I am using a Toshiba Satellite C75D-B7230. I have removed the network card without any flaws or error messages, that was plugged into the PCI-e slot.

Any replies are greatly appreciated!

Thanks!
 

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Hello, I have a p7-1234 with an upgraded power supply running an AMD r7-250 2gb GPU. I would like to know what the most powerful, best card that I can use with this older computer. Thank you for your help! 

A:Looking for a list of compatible Graphics cards

Coolartcaleb, welcome to the forum. HP doesn't have a list of video cards that are compatible with their computers.  However, newer cards require UEFI in the motherboard instead of a standard BIOS.  HP didn't begin using UEFI until mid-October, 2012.  There is no way to upgrade the the BIOS to UEFI. The last video cards that didn't require UEFI are the GT 640's.  Your best option is to choose a manufacturer and contact their Tech Support for help with choosing the best card for your computer. Please click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved.

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HELPPPPPPPPPP... I'm SO sorry, this is a long post...My AMD 6670 graphics card died on my 4 year old HP - the motherboard is a M3970AM-HP (Angelica2), my PC - HP Pavilion Elite h8-1150z CTO... 460watt PSU...I had an old GeForce 8500 GT in another PC, so I installed that one & got the computer to work for a couple weeks, after that I started getting the dreaded "Display driver NVIDIA Windows Kernel Mode Driver, Version 342.01 stopped responding and has successfully recovered." It was doing it every half hour or so, then in the past several days it became literally every 2 seconds, then it started the BSOD, & cycling, not starting at all & after that I could only get it to boot in safe mode...So assuming I needed to buy a new graphics card & not being very hardware savvy (I THOUGHT I had done a good job researching what WOULD work in my system) I purchased the new EVGA GTX 1050 TI SC, I installed it this past weekend & now my PC's stuck at "Press the ESC key for Startup Menu" blue HP screen, it will not start, & if I hit the ESC key it brings me to a black screen with white text listing some specs & something about BIOS & if I hit the esc key in that window it just adds another white text line - "Press the ESC key for Startup Menu"...I've been reading that maybe updating a BIOS would fix it, so this morning I found & updated the BIOS, well it still will not start with the EVGA GTX 1050 TI, BUT I tried putting the old GeForce 8500 GT back in, ... Read more

A:Please help - Compatible graphics cards for HP Pavilion HPE ...

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So i was thinking of purchasing a graphics card for this specific computer and since i am very new to this kind of building i have no idea where to start. I mean this computer is now a couple of years old  Machine type : 10159Lenovo H520eCPU : I3-3240T 2.9HDO : 1TRAM : 4GOS : Windows 8 I am looking for graphics cards under £80 but good ones and if i would need a power supply for them.   

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HELPPPPPPPPPP... I'm SO sorry, this is a long post...My AMD 6670 graphics card died on my 4 year old HP - the motherboard is a M3970AM-HP (Angelica2), my PC - HP Pavilion Elite h8-1150z CTO... 460watt PSU...I had an old GeForce 8500 GT in another PC, so I installed that one & got the computer to work for a couple weeks, after that I started getting the dreaded "Display driver NVIDIA Windows Kernel Mode Driver, Version 342.01 stopped responding and has successfully recovered." It was doing it every half hour or so, then in the past several days it became literally every 2 seconds, then it started the BSOD, & cycling, not starting at all & after that I could only get it to boot in safe mode...So assuming I needed to buy a new graphics card & not being very hardware savvy (I THOUGHT I had done a good job researching what WOULD work in my system) I purchased the new EVGA GTX 1050 TI SC, I installed it this past weekend & now my PC's stuck at "Press the ESC key for Startup Menu" blue HP screen, it will not start, & if I hit the ESC key it brings me to a black screen with white text listing some specs & something about BIOS & if I hit the esc key in that window it just adds another white text line - "Press the ESC key for Startup Menu"...I've been reading that maybe updating a BIOS would fix it, so this morning I found & updated the BIOS, well it still will not start with the EVGA GTX 1050 TI, BUT I tried putting the old GeForce 8500 GT back in, ... Read more

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Hello I currently have a HP Pavilion p6-2000uk, and I am looking to put a graphics card in it. However I have been reading online that many graphics cards are not compatible with my motherboard. Does anyone know any graphics cards that will be compatible with this system?Specs:Processor - Intel i3 2120RAM - 4GBMotherboard - H-CUPERTINO2-H61-uA TX (Cupertino2)Backing Storage - 1TB HDD (7200 RPM) Link to specs: http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=c03065233

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Hello I currently have a HP Pavilion p6-2000uk, and I am looking to put a graphics card in it. However I have been reading online that many graphics cards are not compatible with my motherboard. Does anyone know any graphics cards that will be compatible with this system?Specs:Processor - Intel i3 2120RAM - 4GBMotherboard - H-CUPERTINO2-H61-uA TX (Cupertino2)Backing Storage - 1TB HDD (7200 RPM) Link to specs: http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=c03065233

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I have a PC with a Nvidia graphics card that fails the DxDiag test. I would like to replace it. However, it has been impossible to identify a replacement that has clearly determined to be compatible. Does anybody know of an effort to identify Miracast-compatible
cards?

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Which wireless dual (2.4/5GHz) card is compactible with Satellite A660-166?

I`ve tried couple of them but none of them worked.

A:Satellite A660-166 and compatible Wireless dual Cards

Generally speaking WLAN card upgrade is not supported so there is no public document or any info about ?compatible WLAN cards?.
On this forum you can find several threads about WLAN card upgrade but I don't think you will be so lucky and find info related to Satellite A660.

Maybe stupid question now but why do you want to exchange original WLAN card? Is it defective maybe?

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i have 2 ati radeon hd 4850's. right now they are connected with the crossfirex bridges and i'm only using one monitor and running crossfirex. i'm thinking of getting a second monitor for better gaming/seeing more stuff in flight sim X.

what i can't find is how to use 2 monitors with 2 cards. do i remove the crossfirex bridges and connect one monitor per card, or do i keep the crossfirex bridges and connect both monitors to the first card, still running crossfirex?

thanks!

A:dual graphics cards, dual monitors, ati crossfireX

I would just connect the 2 monitors to the one card and then extend the desktop using either desktop properties or Catalyst control center.

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What gpus are compatible for a mtq45nk motherboard. I'm trying to run unterned at at least full screen resolution. I'm new to this and I have no idea what I'm doing. Please help
 
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A:M58p: compatible graphics cards for gaming

I'm trying to run unterned at at least full screen resolution.
I have no idea how to determine that.    Can you identify what graphics cards other players have used that meet your gaming requirements, and we can tell you whether they are compatible.   Only Nvidia, since AMD are not backward compatible with older ThinkCentres.   Thx.   

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Hello.I really need to replace my current graphics card (AMD Radeon R5 M330) to other one that's supoorts linux.how can I find graphic cards that are compatible with my motherboard.Thanks in advance.

A:What are graphics cards compatible with 80C2 Motherboard ?

The video chip is soldered to the board; there is no way to replace it or upgrade or change it out for something else.  There are open source driver packages that should support that video card in current Ubuntu distributions: http://askubuntu.com/questions/720364/amd-radeon-r5-m330-drivers The standard xOrg driver should work but will not have 3D support. The updated AMD driver will. 

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Hello, I dont know much about computers so I'll try my best to explain this in the best terms possible. After checking my systems specs I realized I have an okay computer for playing games. I have a 12 GB RAM and an intel i5-3270T CPU core in my computer, that fits in an about 11x11x4 inch case. The one thing is I have a regular Intel graphics card (with a 1792 MB total memory, and a 96 MB VRAM). I know thats not great for playing games and my low frame rate in computer games proves that. I wanted to know what graphics cards are compatible with my system or at least what I should look into before making a choice. Thank you.

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I need to replace my original graphics cards due to problems with the fan failing.  Currently I have a NVIDIA GeForce GT 530 (2 GB DDR3, PCI-E 2.0 x16). My computer specifications are as follows: Computer Type: HP Pavilion HPE h8-1160tOS:  Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP 1Processor:  Intel i7-2600 CPU @ 3.40GHzMemory:  16 GB (4 x 4 GB) DDR3 PC3-10600Power Supply:  600W (Model DPS-600WB A)Card slot:  pci-e 2.0 I have already tried several Gigabyte cards from Amazon and have had to return them as they did not work even though they had the correct specifications. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

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Apologies if this has been asked before. I purchased a Lenovo H-50 - 55 computer last month (90bg003jus) and I need to add a new graphics card.  I'm trying to figure out which kinds are compatible with my unit since I hate having to go back to the store and exchanging them (it's an all-day trip from where I live). What sort of card (preferrably AMD since everything on this computer was designed by them) should I be looking for?

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Hello, I was looking to get a graphics card for my HP Envy 700-229c computer but I don't know which one's are compatible.

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need a list of compatible wifi cards dual band for hp pavilion 15 ab121dx?

A:need a list of compatible wifi cards dual band for hp pavili...

Double, use:https://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Wireless-and-Networking/need-a-list-of-compatible-wifi-cards-...

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need a list of compatible wifi cards dual band for hp pavilion 15 ab121dx

A:need a list of compatible wifi cards dual band for hp pavili...

Hi,You can install dual band wireless cards only if there is 2 antennas from factory, else you need to do major disassembly of entire notebook including the display panel area to properly run the required 2nd antenna, cables. So make sure you have 2 antennas before going in for dual band cardYour AMD model series manual list Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265 802.11 ac 2x2 WiFi + BT 4.0 Combo Adapter (non vPRO) : 784644-005� as compatibleBut I would go for Broadcom dual band card as AMD notebooks are known to work best with these.Broadcom BCM4352 802.11ac 2x2 Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 4.0 combo --> HP Part number 724935-001Manual: http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c04775872RegardsVisruth

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I purchased a ZOTAC GeForce GTX 760 for my p7-1245 with a IPISB-CU motherboard. The product specs say that the motherboard supports PCI-E x16 video cards. I also purchased a 725w power supply to accomodate the new video card. After installing, the computer freezes on the HP splash screen. I can't even get into the setup menus. After replacing the card with the original AMD Radeon HD 7450 everything worked again. I have done some research and discovered a lot of similar problems when people try to replace or upgrade the graphics cards in their HP desktops. Recommedations including updating bios, etc. seem to be ineffective for others, with the eventual conclusion being the incompatibility of the board itself with the graphics card. Perhaps the card I bought requires a newer generation PCI slot and is not backwards compatible? Is there a list of compatible graphic cards for the IPISB-CU motherboard? Thanks for any help.











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A:List of compatible graphics cards for p7-1245 (IPISB-CU)?

Hi, The below list of HP OEM graphics cards should work in your PC.   

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I think it's ridicutlous that you have such a short list of compatible cards. I just bought a GeForce GT 730 which is nearly identical in most specs to the 530 but the 730 won't run. Seriously, HP should be put out a clear warning with all of their PCs that they limit upgradability and ship the computers with compatible hardware. Apparently it's a very short list so it should only take 1 page of paper. Now I'm stuck with a video card I can't use and have you tried finding a 530 even for sale? I suspect the others are similarily rare.

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hello, can you give me a list of compatibles graphic cards as i need to improve graphic for gaming.do i need to change the power supply unit too ??? the on-board graphic cannot support csgo and dota2 on medium quality video. i wanted to add new graphic cards as i can play on higher resolutions.  Thank You

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So have been having some real problems upgrading my graphics card lately this is my current spec:  Windows 10 Pro 64-bitCPU Intel Core i3 2120 @ 3.30GHz 33 °C Sandy Bridge 32nm TechnologyRAM 8.00GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 665MHz (8-8-8-22)Motherboard Foxconn 2ABF (CPU 1) 28 °CGraphics Philips 190S ([email protected]) 1023MB NVIDIA GeForce GT 430 (ASUStek Computer Inc) 32 °CStorage 232GB Western Digital WDC WD2500AAJS-00L7A0 (SATA) 33 °C 298GB Hitachi HCP725032GLA380 (SATA) 32 °C 931GB Western Digital WDC WD1003FZEX-00MK2A0 (SATA) 34 °COptical Drives hp CDDVDW TS-H653T MagicISO Virtual DVD-ROM0000Audio NVIDIA High Definition Audio I cant afford much so I went for a Gigabyte Nvidia 730 2G DDR3.  Tried two different cards but still not booting from hp blue start up screen, so returned them thinking they were faulty; however, looking further in forums, said some HP computers may not be able to upgrade graphics cards much past onboard spec can anyone help and tell me what I could run? I love this PC and will be gutted if i have to replace it just to be able to upgrade graphics













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A:list of compatible graphics cards for HP Pro 3300 Series MT

Hi: Below is the link to the quickspecs for your PC. The list of supported video cards can be found on page 4. http://www8.hp.com/h20195/v2/GetPDF.aspx/c04288441.pdf Nowadays, another factor when choosing a video card is the age/version of the BIOS in your PC vs the model of the video card. It's no longer a simple comparison of the power supply draw and PCI express version. Choosing the newest ones out on the market today will probably not work in a PC more than a year or two old.

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Hi all I no the title of this topic maybe hard to understand, basically im in the market to be upgrading from z77 to a newer z97 board, I have a few in mind that range from $180 all the way to $400, and when it comes down to it, it is the pci express lanes. I'm currently running dual 7970s and I noticed a lot of motherboards run 2x8x with dual video cards but some boards will run at 2x16x, so I was just seeing if anyone can tell me if theirs a big diff between running 2x8x and 2x16x with crossfired cards. thanks a bunch!
 

A:Dual 16x vs dual 8x pci e motherboards for graphics cards

No real difference.
 

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Hi, I currently play League of Legends ALOT. I have a terrible Radeon HD 4600. I am thinking of getting duel GTX 560 ti cards, will this make a big impact on my gameplay FPS's? thanks for your help everyone!
 

A:Dual Graphics Cards

Hi and welcome to TSG.

It may make a significant difference to something like LoL, however it is also massive overkill. One GTX560 ti will easily run LoL on max settings.

Having said that, there are also other things that you MUST consider before upgrading.

1) Is your current power supply (PSU) good enough to support the new card? This is one of the most important things to look at and also something that is often ignored.

2) Your current system may be a bottleneck for a better card, in which case you are potentially wasting money on a card that is being held back by the system in other areas.

What is the exact make and model of model of the PC, assuming its a pre-built system like a HP, Dell, eMachines etc?

If it is a self / custom build what is the make and model of the motherboard, CPU, RAM, power supply etc? The more info the better.
 

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I have a machine that has one graphics card at the moment. It is a Dell XPS 430. The system has 3GB RAM and Intel Quad core processor at 2.33GHz. The graphics card is ATI Radeon HD4670 at 512 MB. I am thinking of upgrading to 1GB. I was wondering:
1. Are Dual Graphics cards better? eg. if I had 2x512MB cards would it be better than 1x1GB card?
2. If dual are better, can i just put any 512 MB graphics card in the other slot or must I use the exact same model to achieve dual graphics.

Information much appreciated.
 

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I am building a dell precision workstation t7400 it has 2 PCIe slots for dual gpu's , do both cards have to be identicle in make,model and memory
 

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I'm running:
Intel Core 2 Duo @ 1.73 GHz
3.5 GB RAM
ATI Raedeon Xpress 200M Chipset
Windows Vista Home Basic 32-bit

I have recently installed a ATI Radeon HD 4670 into my computer, I downloaded the latest ATI Catalyst driver from the ATI website and it installed the latest driver for both of the video cards, after it restarted I get this error message in the device manager for the ATI Radeon HD 4670:

Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware because a previous instance of the device driver is still in memory. (Code 38)

I checked in the device manager and it says it has the same wddm driver version for both devices, I have tried installing many times but it continues to presist, is this a Windows Vista or ATI issue? Is there anything I can do to fix it?

System Information:
http://img29.imageshack.us/img29/5255/sysinf2.png

Device Manager:
http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/3998/sysinf.png

A:Dual ATI graphics cards

you have drivers installed on your notebook for a discrete videocard. in other words, the drivers for the hd 4670 are for a card that installs in a desktop computer. the radeon xpress 200m is the intergrated video for the notebook. you need to uninstall the drivers for the hd 4670 and install the drivers from here: ATI Catalyst? Legacy Display Driver

i once had an acer notebook that had the radeon xpress 1100 graphics. i had to uninstall the drivers via driver sweeper @ guru3d (Guru3D - Driver Sweeper). if you have to use driver sweeper, everything is pretty much self explanatory. already have the driver for the xpress 200m downloaded so when you reboot, you can immediately install the driver.

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Running Windows Vista Ult and i installed a second graphics card to run 3 monitors.
The problem is device manager doesn't show the second installed graphics card.

My System:

E6850
GA-x38-DQ6 MoBo
4Gb ram

8800 Ultra
7600GT (This is the card i added)

Basically it recognizes the 8800 Ultra only. I have read that to use dual cards with Vista they need to use the same drivers (169.25), which they do. Even if that wasn't the case shouldn't the graphics card show in device manager regardless?

Is there something about Vista and dual graphics that i am missing?

The 7600GT functions fine, (tested in another computer) so i am at a loss here.

Any suggestions?

Thanks

A:Dual Graphics Cards.

just a random thought... very n00bish but if you linked them as a pair (SLI) then disconnect them from each other

you could also try forcing the 2nd g-card by adding new hardware and manually giving it the driver

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I have an Asus P5N-E SLI mobo and an 8800GT installed - all works fine.

I want to run three screens using SoftTH so have to install a second graphics card (not in SLI).

With the Asus, it has a little daughterboard that needs to be reversed to allow the second PCI-E slot to work for graphics (SLI or Not SLI) - it basically splits the 16x channel into two 8x channels.

So, with the daughterboard in dual graphics card mode, when I put the second graphics card in the PC refuses to boot. I get a beep code error (1 long 3 short beeps) which indicates a graphics failure. If I remove the second 8800 but leave the daughterboard set for two graphics cards, I get the same problem.

Switch the daughterboard for single graphics and the single card works fine.

Only things that I can see that may be wrong is:

>CPU is mildly overclocked but rock solid - could that be an issue?
>BIOS stated something about my DDR2 RAM not being 'SLI Ready' - don't have any other RAM to swap out and try.

Can anyone suggest what I may be doing wrong, or how I can get the PC to boot with a second graphics card installed?

Thanks!
 

A:Dual Graphics Cards Failure

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I recently installed a second graphics card to get triple monitors, but the second card is giving me the "Error 43" message. Both cards are GeForce 8400 GS (one PCIe, one PCI). I am not attempting to run SLI or anything like that, just want the triple. In the device manager, both cards are listed, but the 2nd one has the yellow error icon on it. When checking the details, they both have the same version of the driver. I am running Vista Ultimate x64.

Where am I going wrong?

A:Dual Graphics cards error

Can you run two cards without SLIing them? Didn't know that Where did you get the drivers from? Try to download them for the nvidia website.. Search that error code in google, see what other people have come up with.

Amplid

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Is it better, or even possible, to mix different graphics cards with a mobo as long as both are crossfire ready? Or is it more wise to stick with two of the same graphics cards if your going to run duel graphics cards.
 

A:Same dual graphics cards, or mix and match?

I know some people who say they run duel cards, It seems to be a very good thing. But I have heard of them only running 2 of the same, Not 2 different ones.
 

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In the interests of thread environmentalism I have searched around for an answer to this but haven't managed. Feel free to direct me to a good link with the information I need.

I'd like to know about dual cards. I currently have a single Geforce 7900 GT/GTO (does anyone know whether the 'GT/GTO' is significant or what it stands for btw?) 256mb card. I remember when I bought the PC I was told I could upgrade to dual cards at any time - so I guess there is an extra port (apologies if my thinking or terminology is incorrect, I'm keen to learn, so please correct me ).

Does the second card have to be identical (or is it advisable), or does it just have to have the same amount of memory (I seem to remember this is a good idea with cards (?) of RAM)?

I assumed a 7900 nowadays would be dirt cheap, but this is the cheapest I've found so far at £70 (assuming its the same one, I find it a little difficult to tell ) but admittedly I'm not sure where to look so perhaps you could advise me on that score (I live in the UK) too.

Finally what can I expect in terms of graphics improvement? I assume it would be more than a simple increase in RAM. I.e. to what extent is it worth making this upgrade?

Many many thanks!
 

A:Should I upgrade to dual graphics cards? And if so how?

If you do not know why, you don't yet need them as a pair.
 

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Hi everyone,

I recently purchased a new computer (Windows Vista Home Premium) that has an ATI X1300 graphics card with 1 VGA and and 1 DVI output. I have 2 monitors with DVI inputs and my old graphics card laying around; an ATI Radeon 9250 with 128MB of video memory. I plugged the old card in with the new card and I do get the old one to work, but the new one is disabled by Windows Vista due to a driver conflict (eror code 43). Is there a way to get both of them to work at the same time? Thanks in advance for any suggestions!-Kevin
 

A:Dual Graphics Cards Issue

Welcome, You can't make the 2 video cards to work, because one of the driver is different and thats why its a conflict. If installing 2 different video card drivers then maybe your new or old may cause an issue.
 

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Hello Forum, im CrazyKilla

Yesterday my 2nd GeForce GTS 450 arrived, i put it in the pc, set all the wires up, i even put SLI on my 2 graphics cards, and now i got 2 graphics cards, but the problem is, (GTS 450 has 1gb graphics memory) i got 2 GTS 450s but i only have 1gb of graphics memory, how does this work? i should have 2gb graphics memory!

I know that the graphics card is working as the FPS in my games has boosted a lot and in the "Display Adapters" section in "Device Manager" it shows i have 2 GTS 450s,

Help please, i have latest drivers for both cards, do i need to install any special things or have i done something wrong here?

A:Dual Graphics cards but only 1 gpu's Graphic memory

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i got 2 GTS 450s but i only have 1gb of graphics memory


What are you seeing or program is showing 1GB of memory?

If you want to see specific graphics info this is the best here.> techPowerUp! :: Downloads

You will see this listed towards top of page.
TechPowerUp GPU-Z v0.6.4
Click to download.

Similar to CPU-Z.

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I have a Samsung 530 Series TV. I also have a LG E2370 monitor. I am using a dual link DVI cable to use the 120 hz on my monitor. My 560 TI grphx card has a dual link DVI (which i use for the monitor), but NOT an HDMI output. The 560 TI graphics card has another Dual Link DVI connection, but my TV does not. Which means i have to use my onboard video which DOES have an HDMI, to use the Samsung 530 TV as a second monitor.

All i want to do is use my TV for when i watch movies and my monitor for everything else.

All i've done is go to display properties and try to do this from there, but the samsung TV just says "Check cable" which i've already done. Either that happens, or both monitors go blank.

Please help. Any assistance would be GREATLY appreciated. I built my computer.... Now i want to use my TV with it !!!

A:1monitor, 1tv, 2 different graphics cards. Dual Monitors..HELP!

Hi,
Some motherboards allow you to use both onboard and a graphic card.
You need to look in the bios for a setting.
If not there then you will a "dvi to hdmi adapter"

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I just got a great buy on an ATI 5570 at NewEgg to replace my GeForct 210. Alas, it doesn't work. The system requirements say that PCI X 2 or 2.1 (OK there) AND dual width x16 graphics slot are required (mine certainly looks like single width. What is this dual width all about?

Or could the card just be DOA? Luckily, I didn't send in the $25 MIR yet to MSI in case I need an RMA.
 

A:Solved: Dual width x16 graphics cards

Dual width cards usually cover up an adjoining slot because
they have a large cooler that sticks out or connectors on
the extended back plate or both.
It is twice as wide as a standard card.
It doesn't need 2 slots to connect to,it just needs the extra room
to fit.
Sounds like you may have gotten a DOA.
 

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I have two identical graphics cards, X and Y. Each one feeds two monitors, X ->1 and 2, Y ->3 and 4 respectively. Monitors 1 and 3 use DVI, 2 and 4 use HDMI output. Monitor 1 has until recently been my primary/default monitor (both as set in Windows, and the one that displays BIOS info and motherboard splash screen at bootup.)

I was having problems getting monitor 3 to display properly - Windows only recognised it as "generic pnp" and either wouldn't send it a signal (so black screen, even though it was showing its power on light) or it would display at the wrong resolution. So I swapped the DVI cables of 1 and 3, whilst keeping monitor 1 my Windows primary monitor. Now, monitor 3 displays at the correct resolution (but is still seen as generic pnp by the PC). I suspect there's an EDID problem somewhere, or maybe a cable problem (though I've changed the cable to monitor 3) but at least the monitor displays when it's meant to, and at the correct resolution.

As I only use four monitors when using certain applications I normally keep 2, 3 and 4 switched off unless I use them. But since swapping the DVI cables around, all the BIOS and WIndows starting graphics display on monitor 3, though the Windows login screen still comes to Monitor 1. As Monitor 3 is often switched off, if I have a problem during bootup I won't know now as monitor 1 stays blank until the login screen. What I'm after is a way of changing the default graphics card from X to Y so that monitor... Read more

A:Dual graphics cards and BIOS display

No suggestions so far on how to instruct a PC to show the BIOS and startup screens on the second rather than the first identical) graphics card output?

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