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Yo,

I've currently got two 8800GTS' in SLI but I'm looking to upgrade to a GTX560 Ti (mainly to play BF3). I need to be able to run three monitors, would I be able to keep one of my 8800's and use it to power the two other monitors? How would drivers work?

Thanks for any help!
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I;m not sure if that's possible, but why not try to sell your cards and get another 560ti?
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Yo,

I've currently got two 8800GTS' in SLI but I'm looking to upgrade to a GTX560 Ti (mainly to play BF3). I need to be able to run three monitors, would I be able to keep one of my 8800's and use it to power the two other monitors? How would drivers work?

Thanks for any help!
Yes, you could do that using 8800GTS to power 2 monitors in extended mode only but you have to set the 8800GTS as dedicated PhysX in NV panel, else, the driver will crash.
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Yes, you could do that using 8800GTS to power 2 monitors in extended mode only but you have to set the 8800GTS as dedicated PhysX in NV panel, else, the driver will crash.
Thanks, dude! How would I go about setting up the drivers and such?
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Thanks, dude! How would I go about setting up the drivers and such?
Uninstall Forceware prior to removing 8800GTS from the slot. Shutdown and install GTX560 Ti as primary and 8800GTS on another PCIe slots. Start PC, install Forceware, set the 8800GTS as dedicated PhysX in NV Panel.

You can use one version Forceware that supports GTX560 Ti as they are Unified Drivers for both cards.

Done.
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Uninstall Forceware prior to removing 8800GTS from the slot. Shutdown and install GTX560 Ti as primary and 8800GTS on another PCIe slots. Start PC, install Forceware, set the 8800GTS as dedicated PhysX in NV Panel.

You can use one version Forceware that supports GTX560 Ti as they are Unified Drivers for both cards.

Done.
Ah, that's awesome; thanks a bunch dude!

I'm guessing that the driver I install is the one for the 560? +reps
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Ah, that's awesome; thanks a bunch dude!

I'm guessing that the driver I install is the one for the 560? +reps
You can install latest WHQL 285.62 and it supports both 560 & 8800.

Download link http://www.nvidia.com/object/win7-wi...ql-driver.html
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