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using two different graphics cards interchangeably?

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i was wondering if i currently had a 6850, if it is ok if i do not uninstall that driver and just install a driver for a gt 220 and then take the 6850 out and put the gt 220 in will there be any complications? what if i switch back to the 6850? i plan to use the same pci-e slot for both cards. basically is it possible to just put one card in and take the other out and turn on the pc and be ready to go if the need happened? or would it be bad to have drivers from both cards on there?
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It's possible to do so, but drivers can be a pretty sticky and cumbersome thing to fix if something goes wrong.

 

What is the reason for the switching?

 

It had might be possible for you to just use the native windows display driver if you aren't going to be gaming to try to avoid driver conflicts.

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The reason is that Im going to have to wait for a fan replacement for my 6850 so I was wondering if I could just put in the gt 220 in the meantime.

Wouldnt using the one that comes with windows force the resolution to be at 800x600?
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