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Basically I was hoping to use my old card for the Monitor and the new card to run the 3D game.
Does the Cpu automatically just use both somehow? I'm not exactly computer savvy and just trying to understand how this would work?

Yes you can do that, it will help. What we are saying here is that those 2 cards can't work together, they can't both processing a single game to help each other out.
post #12 of 48
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Ok guys thanks for you input. One more question. Would I get better performance if I add another HD 5450 or just Have one GT 440?
I know there are better cards out there but I'm sort of on a budget. thanks again

No. 5450 and 440 are not gaming GPU to begin with. Especially you just added a 27 inch monitor to it. Your best bet, is to save $100 (USD) and buy HD7750 or GTX 460 instead.
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Ok guys thanks for you input. One more question. Would I get better performance if I add another HD 5450 or just Have one GT 440?
I know there are better cards out there but I'm sort of on a budget. thanks again

from the benchmarks I can find it would be pretty close, it's rare to come across 2 (crossfire) 5450's. For ease of use, and basically a better card for gaming overall. i would stick to the gt440

edit: i forgot about the resolution you are trying to play at lol.

1920X1080 MAYBE the gt440 but at what your trying to play at, neither card would be suitable. I agree with the post above me.

Sell both cards (if you already purchased the gt440, and keep an eye out for open box or clearence deals in your area or on new egg. You can find really good cards at a respectible price
Edited by Squeek - 4/7/12 at 6:49pm
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Ok awesome, glad I asked these questions before wasting my monies smile.gif
There is a local guy selling a HIS 6950 2gb card for 175 USED. Is this a good card for me and is it worth this price?? IF not I will just get
the HD7750 on amazon for $109....
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Ok awesome, glad I asked these questions before wasting my monies smile.gif
There is a local guy selling a HIS 6950 2gb card for 175 USED. Is this a good card for me and is it worth this price?? IF not I will just get
the HD7750 on amazon for $109....

I'd say it is a good deal. Have him prove it to you it is working. Make sure your PC power supply can support it (needs 2 PCIe 6 pin power connectors).

Performance wise 6950 beats 7750.
Edited by trumpet-205 - 4/7/12 at 7:06pm
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Save some cash, sell both cards, find some more of a gamers card!!
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I'd say it is a good deal. Have him prove it to you it is working. Make sure your PC power supply can support it (needs 2 PCIe 6 pin power connectors).
Performance wise 6950 beats 7750.

yea I have 2 pci-e slots. Does it matter if the card is DDR5 or DDR3? Man I am so clueless lol, my old card is DDR3...
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Ok awesome, glad I asked these questions before wasting my monies smile.gif
There is a local guy selling a HIS 6950 2gb card for 175 USED. Is this a good card for me and is it worth this price?? IF not I will just get
the HD7750 on amazon for $109....

6950 for $175 is a good deal...
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yea I have 2 pci-e slots. Does it matter if the card is DDR5 or DDR3? Man I am so clueless lol, my old card is DDR3...

I mean PCIe power connector.

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post #20 of 48
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yea I have 2 pci-e slots. Does it matter if the card is DDR5 or DDR3? Man I am so clueless lol, my old card is DDR3...

The memory on the card is only accessed by the card itself so their shouldn't be any conflicts, DDR5 is just the latest and greatest thumb.gif
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