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So I have a bunch of really old GPUs that I found in a box and I was wondering if I could just stick them in one of my current rigs that already has a gtx460 to see if it works and whatnot, Am I able to just put it in and how would I see if it works? by trying to hook up a monitor to it or?

I'm not quite sure what kind of cards they are, but one seems to be a winfast 128mb A6600GT TDH
Another is a GF 6200 512mb ddr2 or something,
also a couple of ati cards but not sure what they are either
   
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It one was a Nvidia 8### series or newer, you could use it as a dedicated Phys-X card. From the sound of it, those cards seem to old to be useful.
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I know they are really old, but I have a few rigs with no cards at all, I just want to test if they work at all, can I just put them in my rig even though I already have a card?
   
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post #4 of 5
Sorry, i misunderstood what you were trying to do.

Yes, you can put multiple cards into your PC, and it should POST. ....from there, it depends on your motherboard. Oftentimes, you can go into the BIOS and fiddle with the settings and get it to recognize multiple video cards at once. Obviously, each one needs a separate monitor.
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which one would be better for testing them? EVGA P55 mobo or my p67 mobo? both are in my sig and the p67 already has SLI on it and the P55 just has one gtx460 running
   
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