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well.. 2 screens are not enough for me.. and my friend is selling his 7300GS (PCI-E).. so can i use it to add a 3rd screen to my computer? P5KC has 2 PCI-E slots.. ..
and if so, will there be any hit in the performance?
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Check if your board splits your pci express power to equal less than 16x on your main card (dont think it should be like that on the P5KC though). other than that there should be no hit on your 8800GT becuase the 7300 will be using it's own core & mem for the new screen.
    
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Check if your board splits your pci express power to equal less than 16x on your main card (dont think it should be like that on the P5KC though). other than that there should be no hit on your 8800GT becuase the 7300 will be using it's own core & mem for the new screen.
good.. ill check that after my led mod im doing
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aren't you forgetting something? I will let you figure it out....
    
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well.. 2 screens are not enough for me.. and my friend is selling his 7300GS (PCI-E).. so can i use it to add a 3rd screen to my computer? P5KC has 2 PCI-E slots.. ..
and if so, will there be any hit in the performance?
With your motherboard, the PCI-E slots are x16, x4. You'll be fine to run 3 monitors, and there won't be any performance hit to your 8800 GT .
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Someone needs to review the TOS!
REPs is the segment I refer to!
    
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good.. now just 1 final question.. do i need to do something with the drivers when using 2 different nvidia cards?
i did read somewhere that you need to edit something.. is this right?

edit:
never mind.. i got the setup up and running
Edited by Microx256 - 5/23/08 at 12:24pm
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