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Ok, I got a Nvidia Quado NVS 285 recently, and I was wondering if I could somehow use this to get a couple of other monitors I have working.

I plugged it in the other PCI-E slot, but I just get a black image. I did get it working when changing the PCI-E prorities in the bios from slot 1--->slot 2 to slot 2 ---> slot 1 however, but then the monitors on the other graphics card stopped working.

I know people used to run 2 graphics cards with one using PCI, so surely this could work?
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post #2 of 11
I don't think you can run to different PCI express graphics cards but I could be wrong..

I'm quite sure that if you are running two cards, they have to be of separate brands so the drivers do not get messed up, or if you are running SLi, or Crossfire, it has to be the opposite brand and a pci card.
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post #3 of 11
so i just add my pci card i can use a 3rd screen? does that really work?
    
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post #4 of 11
Yea, I think it would work, longest it's not Nvidia, because it would interfere with your current drivers on the 8800 GTS 320
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post #5 of 11
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I found this piece of software: http://www.kegetys.net/SoftTH/

Which possibly proves this could work?
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post #6 of 11
I guess so, give it a try, and post back
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post #7 of 11
thanks i'll give it a try tommorrow + for both!
    
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post #8 of 11
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Ok I just tried it on my XP installation and it works

But on vista I get a code 43 driver error, and it disables the Nvidia card.

Any ideas?
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post #9 of 11
Maybe your attempting to use the XP driver on Vista and its not working, that's all I can think of, or it's just not compatible.
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post #10 of 11
I know my mobo allows you to use 2 differant GPUs 1 AGP and 1 PCI-E at the same
time as far as linked pci-e xfire or sli slots Im not sure about how that would be
allowed to work since they are woking in unison.

I love my mobo layout due to the fact that you can fold on the AGP x1950 with
1 core set to gpu feed and still use the pci-e and other cpu cores to play games
surf ect. This is one main reason I bought this mobo, people overlooked that option
not knowing how to implement it properly , or as a server you can have a quadro
outputting signal to diff monitors around the house and still have the severs devoted
gpu on a whole diff thread / monitor /program. !!!
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