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Asus M4A89GTD onboard ATI + Nvidia PCI-E

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I managed to fubar my new build by not realizing that I purchased an "ATI" motherboard, and going the nvidia route for a new video card.

What I want to do is run the onboard ATI and an NVIDIA card in the PCI/e slot as my primary for a multiple monitor setup.

I thought "surround view" would be the solution, then reading up on what that actually is I understand now that I'd need an ATI card to even be able to manipulate that option in the bios.

Currently I can't get this to work, and figured there might be a driver/bios hack that would allow nvidia and ati to live together.

I still run a multiple monitor setup utilizing an extra pci/e nvidia card I had from my older build. I figured if I used the onboard instead of the extra pci/e card, It'd make sense?


So finally again, asking. Is there a driver/bios hack that would allow onboard ati to work with an nvidia card in pci/e.

Thanks.
Edited by uptown25 - 11/2/11 at 2:33am
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i dont think so, and there really isnt the need for one also.

as all the new mobos basically all of them that is, support both AMD and Nvidia graphics, the need for someone to spend countless hours trying to hack something that will be full of errors and glitches, isnt really worth it.

A reason for this also is because AMD and Nvidia drivers are entirly different, and because windows uses a registry, this basically only allows the installation of one Display driver at a time.
   
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i dont think so, and there really isnt the need for one also.

as all the new mobos basically all of them that is, support both AMD and Nvidia graphics, the need for someone to spend countless hours trying to hack something that will be full of errors and glitches, isnt really worth it.

A reason for this also is because AMD and Nvidia drivers are entirly different, and because windows uses a registry, this basically only allows the installation of one Display driver at a time.


Thanks for the reply ggoodd.

Does make sense actually, even if the drivers would be allowed to run separately, having another driver running in the background/processes (in this case the catalyst stuff) will take up more memory.

I'm probably doing the next best thing by using a secondary nvidia card, though I figure probably going the ati route with a crossfire hybrid to allow surround view to allow usage of the onboard chipset would have probably been ideal?

Either way, Forum rocks, smart =) smil3dbd4e4c2e742.gif
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yes, sli is a good thing, i miss my sli setup.
   
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What dedicated GPU do you have?

Also, a crossfire hybrid with the onboard in your (also my) motherboard only works with really weak dedicated GPUs. 5770s and such wouldn't benefit/be able to crossfire hybrid.

How many monitors are you trying to power? IIRC, a single nVidia card can do 2, and a single AMD/ATi card can support 4.

If you plan on SLI-ing in the future so you can have more than two monitors, remember that you need the SLI hack, as our motherboard only "supports" crossfire.
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