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Nvidia 9800gx2+ati 4870 in the same computer

post #1 of 15
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Hi i own 2 monitors 23", 24" I am thinking of buy a 4870

short question: would the 4870 run one monitor and the 9800gx2 on the other?

long question: when i buy the 4870 would i be able to have the 4870 working on my 23" and my 9800gx2 working on my 24"? would i be able to use nvidia driver AND ati drivers? or is there a diff way?

would a 750W thermal take be enough to power those two beasts?

thanks for the replies and answers
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post #2 of 15
Yes,Yes only if you stay with XP or 7,Yes. I would also look into using the 9800GX2 for Physx if you want.
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post #3 of 15
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how do you mean? (+repu btw)
use my 4870 as the main gpu fro both monitors and the 9800gx2 for physx only? would i notice much benefit from games?
if that the only way i could have them in the same comp and working? (monitor each or one as physx)

i am using Windows xp home
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post #4 of 15
vista will not allow 2 gpu drivers from different co.'s, but physx is not that great, just use the 9800 as ur main card
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post #5 of 15
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Quote:
Originally Posted by bumsoil View Post
vista will not allow 2 gpu drivers from different co.'s, but physx is not that great, just use the 9800 as ur main card
how is windows xp about it?
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post #6 of 15
Xp will allow it but i think a gx2 for physx is overkill lol
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post #7 of 15
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could any one please post a link on how to configure it? (once i put the 4870 as well in my computer)
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post #8 of 15
http://www.geeks3d.com/?p=1284

I dont know if this is good

You should format pc and install ati drivers and then nvidia drivers with physx.Then you set physx on in nvidia control panel

I dont know if im right LOL
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post #9 of 15
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thanks for the link, so would i only be able to run my 9800gx2 on phyx and not run with a monitor?
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post #10 of 15
You can use it for physx and for your monitor

Im doing the same at the moment but just with 1 card
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