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second card for 2nd/3rd monitor

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i recently got a 6870 for my rig, the card is amazing!

the only problem is that im back to a single monitor because the card only has one dvi and ll my monitors are vga.

is it possible for me to put my girlfriends old ati card in and run it for extra monitors?
the card in question is a 4650.

i had a go putting it in just to see what happens but i get no video feed through it and it makes my 6870 only output like 1024x768 or something like that.

any help would be appreciated
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No that doesn't work. You can't crossfire them and even if they were crossfireable the the second one wouldn't give any signal. The only way to solve the problem is to buy two digital-analog converters.

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You cannot crossfire with a card of different series, let alone a whole generation behind.
BTW its strange that my old 6870 had 2 DVI and yours only has 1
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