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I want to conntect a third device to my graphics setup. Its a 1080p tv so splitting my 16:10 is not an option.

So i've seen a very cheap silent gfx card but its nvidia.

So could I use both 4890 and 8400gs setup?
    
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Yeah, go for it. 8400GS's are around 20$, so it's a decent win.
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I want to conntect a third device to my graphics setup. Its a 1080p tv so splitting my 16:10 is not an option.

So i've seen a very cheap silent gfx card but its nvidia.

So could I use both 4890 and 8400gs setup?


 

Yes, just install Forceware with the 8400GS in the system then plug the TV to 8400GS in Extended Mode.

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Yeah, go for it. 8400GS's are around 20$, so it's a decent win.

But they're different, ati and nvidia. Will they run correctly on a win7 setup, possible driver conflicts maybe? Or is there a way round it?
    
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They both will be fine. Just install Forceware for the 8400GS, no tricks needed. Check my sig rig.

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....Check my sig rig.

***? You have two 6990's and a 580, what possibly justifies spending what 2000 on just graphics.... the next question is what game are you playing and on what? AND, that is pure awesomeness!! Any pics....

Must sound like a jet engine in your room tho.
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They both will be fine. Just install Forceware for the 8400GS, no tricks needed.


Great, ordered, should be here tuesday, cant wait.thumb.gif
    
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Yes, just install Forceware with the 8400GS in the system then plug the TV to 8400GS in Extended Mode.

Does not work! Wasted money.
    
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"Does not work", that's a lot of informations.

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"Does not work", that's a lot of informations.

Sorry, the issue is driver conflicts, BSOD on bootup. I already have latest ATi drivers and installed 285.62 nividia drivers, i'm actually on win7 x64 (not sure what is says in my sig rig).

I tried searching for forceware but got to a nvidia page with something about multifunction player or something.

So what i'm thinking is to send back the card which will be at my own shipping cost, and just buy a 5450 which wll cost a bit more. I bought the 8400gs cos it was dirt cheap and i wanted to add a third display to my setup and I thought the nvidia/ati combination could work.
    
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:/, I've got a 8800GTS in my rig for various things, I just installed the drivers and I was good to go.
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