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Plugging monitor into a different GPU while system on

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n00b question, but it it OK to plug your monitor into a different graphics card while the system is running? I'm asking this mainly for OCing/stability testing, since, unless I'm mistaken, you can't OC/stability test your GPU without it being plugged into a monitor?
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Yes, you can. With very, very old hardware this is not recommended, but any modern hardware has no problem with this. However, it may be necessary to "detect" the displays in windows (very rare cases).
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