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I have a P5n-e sli mobo with my nvidia 8800 in my pci-e slot

I have an old ATI Card with PCI, can I install this in my Pci slot without it interfering with my main card?

REASON: The old ATI has capture card features built in and I want to use it to make a montage
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What ATI card is it?
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Some people do this to get dual displays while using SLI.

Theoretically its possible. Worst case scenario is it doesnt work, I dont see it actually causing any damage or anything.

One thing ive read to watch out for is driver conflicts (Ati <-> nvidia) but if you go with nvidia <-> nvidia you will have major forceware issues, so do some googling if you wanna go that route.
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