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post #1 of 12
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Sup all

Going to do a dual monitor setup..

I have an 8800GT in the system right now... and I have 2x 7900GTO's sitting on a shelf..

Is there anyway I can slap in one of the 7900 GTO's and hook it up to the second monitor??

Pros/Cons??
post #2 of 12
I would say yes you can run a separate second video card, and I was thinking about doing the same thing with my crappy 8500GT, but I would get someone else's advice that has done this before. I don't see why it wouldn't work though...
post #3 of 12
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Ok the reason I am asking is that I plan on slavaging a 19 inch LCD.. (dead controller panel) So I want to take the LCD screen and mod it into the door on my case..and hook it up to a 2nd video card. I dont wanna buy another 8800GT so.. figured id screw with the 7900GTO's that are just sitting there.
post #4 of 12
yeah, as far as I know the 7900 should work fine. Are you gonna strip the lcd off the monitor and physically attach it to your case? sounds like a fun project
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post #5 of 12
If you're only going for a dual monitor setup, why do you need a second video card? You know, video cards have TWO outputs for a reason .
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post #6 of 12
^^...What Pioneer said...^^^


...but yes it will work if you have a spare slot.
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post #7 of 12
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Well theres a thread in the project work logs.. basically stripping the LCD screen.. and going to use a backlight inverter and wire this thing directly to the card.. (I think) lol.. But the screen which is only what.. 1/4-1/2 inch wide im going to mount on the inside of the door.. and cut a hole in the door to view
post #8 of 12
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And to clear things up.. I dont wanna mess with my 8800gt on something I have never tried before... lol
post #9 of 12
you are still going to connect that lcd screen with either a vga or a dvi.. I don't see how you'll mess up the 8800GT.

but yeah if you plug in one of those 7900s it will still work..
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post #10 of 12


Im not a expert but i have done it lol if you have any questions just pm me

The problem with doing it with less powerful cards is that you will get alot of screen lag on both screens cos your power will be spread, the best thing to do would to use 2 graphics card, dont use SLI and set them up 1 on 1
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