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On board plus two SLI cards

Q: On board plus two SLI cards

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!

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

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A: On board plus two SLI cards

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.
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A:Difference between quadro cards and gaming cards

boagz said:

I was wondering what makes NVidia's quadro cards so much more expensive than even the high end gaming GPUs? I know there more for the "workstation" PC and are used more for 3d modeling and such with programs like 3ds max and maya but what exactly do these quadro cards have that the high end gaming GPUs don't? More cuda processors? Higher Memory bus width? The reason I am asking is because I recently purchased a GTX 780 SC and was thinking of getting into either 3ds max/maya in the near future. Would purchasing another GTX 780 and putting into sli configuration help with programs like max and maya? Thanks for the any help!Click to expand...

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dazzbazz said:

Can I enable the integrated nvidia to use a 3rd monitor? I believe I can thru bios, but am nervous about bios.Click to expand...

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That is an AM3 socket CPU which means it should be compatible with the Phenom II series CPU's. I looked up the board and it should still support up to a 95 watt CPU so any Phenom II X4 CPU with a 95 watt TDP would work on it.

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the card said it was 64 gigs (Fat32) when I looked at it on my windows 7 PC.

Next I put a song on it and it seemed to be working ok and then I tried for format the card.Click to expand...

Rule number one:- if it isn't broken then don't fix it.

The issue here is windows will not format Fat32 above 32gb, so invoking the formatter when all you needed was to delete the file was a major mistake.

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Can you use a DDR5 card in a DDR3 board?Click to expand...

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Bob Sawyer said:

I've not had a system with 2 gpus before - is there anything I need to be aware of or is it basically the same as having 1 card to the end user?Click to expand...

Connecting two nVidia SLI or two ATI Crossfire cards together would practically double your performance while connecting them together as if they were one card. There are issues that can arise from SLI or Crossfire (I have only read about the issues), so if possible it might be best to get the performance you need from one card.

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The choice between workstation vs. gaming cards is a little more difficult. The higher end gaming cards are very similar to the lower end gaming cards, the difference is primarily in the drivers and service. Workstation drivers have been more finely tuned to the kinds of work done in WS applications - but this can have a signficant impact on performance for those applications. Morever, with the higher price you pay buys you better, generlly quicker support for dealing with issues.

I think the choice must depend on how and how much you use the cards. If you use the applications for several hours a day, the higher productivity of the workstation station cards may pay for the higher cost several times over. Otherwise you might do just as well with the gaming cards.

If you decide to go with gaming cards, you might find some helpful information on upgrading video cards at, but they have no information on workstation cards:
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A:My Asus 5770 Cu Core video cards are unstable

Anybody? This problem is getting on my nerves. $220NZD for each of these cards and they cant even sustain gameplay at stock clocks. Also should mention i am using the latest 11.6 drivers from ATI and the problem occurd when i was using the 11.4 previews aswell.
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Thank You for your help

A:Two video cards

At the moment newegg has the MSI N570GTX on sale for $314.99, in the same general price range there's wide selection available on the Radeon 6950. At the lower end of your budget there's also the GeForce GTX 560 Ti. Any of these cards should handle your requirements with relative ease.
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A:Advice regarding graphic cards needed!

I've moved your thread to the Audio and Video sub-forum, which is a more suitable place for your enquiry.

Also, I would recommend you provide us with the total wattage of your power supply.
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A:RAID cards, PCI and PCIe, best option?

Here are options I've been looking at.

Syba PCI Express SATA II 4 x Ports RAID Controller Card SY-PEX40008

Adaptec RAID 1430SA - Storage controller (RAID) - 4 Channel - SATA-300 low profile - 300 MBps - RAID 0, 1, 10, JBOD - PCI Express x4

SYBA SY-PCI40026 PCI Low Profile SATA II (3.0Gb/s) Controller Card

Adaptec 2240900-R 1430SA PCI Express X4 4-Port SATA 3GBS Low-profile Host RAID ControllerClick to expand...

Adaptec has been the leader for decades and using the CARD avoids the 'fake-raid' software implementation. One big advantage is the card completes the operation without the assistance of the CPU.

Once you opt for the raid-controller card, you (imo) really ought to go with
SCSI attached devices which give you hotplug support and dynamic raid recovery.[x]

Be carefull: Even Microsoft does not recommend attempting to boot from a Raid.
Raid is a server function to avoid a single point of failure, and even with Raid-1 or Raid-10, you still need a backup system.

[x]The NAS Raid-x is frequently SCSI internally for these reasons
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A:Board test equipment

Well, I have seen a few mobo/ram testers on Ebay but have no idea how good they are. Just do a search on there for motherboard tester and several will come up, they are about £20.
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With the GTX 275 I managed to get around 90 - 100 fps.

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Am I expecting too much, or am I doing something wrong here?

Also, If I should send back my two 6870s and replace it with something that will give me better performance... if you have a suggestion let's keep the price range for the two cards under $600.

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I dont know anything about crossfire, but may only one gpu is working. ?
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A:Recommendations on graphics cards?

What are your system specs? How much are you willing to spend on the GPU?
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Really? Nobody can help me out??
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A:Evga Nvidia 680i sli board + no video output =(

sounds like it's just a faulty board... it doesn't matter if you have a single ATI or NVIDIA card, it should work with either
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A:What are the differences between these ATI graphics cards?

If the all use the reference design then it's usually just what's included in the box and maybe the warranty. Some use different heatsinks and fans, some overclock the cards a little.

If you link the actual cards you're interested in would be easier to tell the differences.
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The limitations has to be made on this computer (aka wannaB server) and not on the separate computers that are connected to it.

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A:Graphics cards frying?

First question is if your computer was on when you last left it, and was it on or off when you found it? If it was off/off, then a short circuit is less likely. If it was left on, and it was off after the cat attack, then the accident might have shorted something out.

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What I would also do is take a very careful look around the motherboard there and see if there are any cracks, or other damage to the motherboard as a result of this.

When you put in the old graphics card and it worked briefly, were you using the monitor that fell, or the other one?
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A:RAM isn't fully recognized (board ECS K7VTA3 v8)

I dont know but the site says that the board accepts DDR200/266/333 SDRAM.Click to expand...

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A link to my board:

A:Dual-channel capable board, with 4 DIMM slots in 2 different colors--questions

Link us to your motherboard's website. The manual should contain the correct memory configurations.
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A:Asus a8r32 MVP-deluxe, any good compatible video cards?

Any PCI-e x16 video card will work... Your motherboard can accommodate 2 of these video cards
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so the 2 cards are:
HD 550v:
HD 5650:

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A:ATI graphics cards

The HD 5650 is the better card and will provide for a better balance between framerate and image quality.
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Here's the deal: (add the www to see it)

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A:Intel desktop board DP55WB motherboard for gaming?

Pyron92 said:

So I recently had my main computer crash and break to the point I need a new computer so I figured I'd make it worth it this time.

Here's the deal: (add the www to see it)

Everything on there seems decent but I am curious about the board itself. Would the Intel Desktop Board DP55WB Motherboard be good for gaming, which I wish to use my computer mainly for. I have at most a 700 dollar budget and this seems like a nice deal for it. I plan on putting a Geforce GTX 580 graphics card in it as soon as I get the money as a little side note if it matters.Click to expand...

I'd suggest looking at the same chipset, but in either Gigabyte or Asus brands. Intel boards are fine, as much as it goes, but the BIOS is very limited as to configuration for different memory, and overclocking options. Intel really markets it's boards as mainstream items, intended for average users and businesses, they're not really aimed at the enthusiast.

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Asus P-55; 600008216&IsNodeId=1&name=Intel P55

Gigabyte P-55; 600008216&IsNodeId=1&name=Intel P55
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A:Graphics cards for multi-monitor setups?

I'm pretty sure any AMD 5xxx series GPU would be fine, as they all have eyefinity. Not sure about Nvidia though.

That said, why don't you purchase two GPU's and run them in crossfire or SLI instead? If your definitely not going to be gaming you could get away with a much lighter duty GPUs, with one supporting 2 monitors, and the other supporting one.

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Pretty much any GPU for sale today will support 2 monitors. My current ATI HD4670 is absolutely fine with two 22" Viewsonics, it just can't support three.

You'd need to decide if you want a game orientated GPU, or a workstation GPU really, then go from there.
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graphics card is x3

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any feedback would be great4ly appreciated.

Also i am new to the boards so HI : )

edit. cant post links directly to websites as forum restriction to new members, sorry

A:Will these cards work with this motherboard in 3 way CrossFire?

any card(s) with two crossfire connectors will work in a 3-way configuration, regardless of motherboard support or not. manufacturers don't typically include every single possible config in their hardware compatibility lists, so as long as you use the correct bus type and drivers it will work fine.
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Can I simply pop the card in the PCIe-slot, or does the BTX-structure require something else like an inverted card specifically made for the BTX?

A:Does PCIe x16-cards fit in BTX-chassis as well?

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(maybe I am thinking of crossfire? ...not sure)

A:SLI with two different brands of video cards

No, this will not work, unless you have a Lucid Hydra motherboard, which you don't.

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A:Fitting 2 PC cards in laptop

How about the lan card and a cheap external usb hub? unless you really really need usb 2 ofc, or have no usb slots at all.
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If it helps...
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A:What graphics cards can the Philips MT2400 handle

I will be competely honest, that machine is at least 2 generations behind the current gen stuff. That CPU is going to be very limited in any sort of modern game. It was a screamer when it was new but you are going to have issues playing most new(er) games no matter what video card you throw in.

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The main question is what games do you want to play? If you are into older stuff, CSS, Battlefield 2 they should play fine. If you want to play Bad Company 2, or Starcraft 2 etc, you should maybe think about saving some money and getting a newer set up.
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Dear SLI tech people I have Inno d GT cards in my computer The only difference is one is a Mb and one is a Gb card I only got the Gb because it was given to me Now with them being slightly different spec I dont get a box to tick in the d settings of my NVIDIA control panel to enable SLI That I get cos the cards need syncing if thats the term Now once upon a time NVIDIA wrote on their website that Coolbits could be used set to value to make my two cards work together so memory SLI with Can two cards configured? be different 9800GT I did the following Enabling CoolBits Step Click on your Start Menu in the Windows Task Bar and select Run When the command box opens type quot regedit quot without the quotes and press OK With the registry editor open go to HKEY LOCAL MACHINE SOFTWARE NVIDIA Corporation Global NVTweak expand the menu using the quot quot expansion buttons to locate this menu item Click on quot NVTweak quot in the menu Next right-click on Can two 9800GT cards with different memory be SLI configured? the empty space inside right window and choose quot New gt DWORD value quot Name the value quot Coolbits quot without the quotes Step Within the Registry Editor right click on Coolbits and choose Modify Change the Value data to quot quot without Can two 9800GT cards with different memory be SLI configured? the quotes and click OK Exit the Registry Editor Nothing has changed and with the newest drivers and software from NVIDIA their System Tools addon still nothing My ASUS motherboard must be sli-ready because it came with the bridge which i have slotted in as required The cards are recognised but I just cant get them into SLI Any ideas Oh and do I have to watch which way round the cards are slotted in my PC and with my bridge not indicating which way round it should go am I ok to just put it on any which way Please help because I like games nbsp

A:Can two 9800GT cards with different memory be SLI configured?

Yes they can... Look at the site of the cards.
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Wondering if anyone has tried a non-Nocona, E-ATX dual Xeon board in the HAF 932. I'm talking one of the newer Dual-Xeon boards. I know I lose the single-CPU ATX back opening, but I'm more concerned about if it actually handles a dual-Xeon E-ATX board.

Thanks for any help.