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post #11 of 20
You can have different gpus, but your motherboard has to have the Hydra Engine from Lucid. U can use it for any gpu u want (even one from nvidia and one from ati) but performance won't be as high as SLI or CF.
If ur MB doesn't have that future than sorry mate, but no way you can have 2 different cards... at least from what I know.smile.gif
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I thought the Lucid Hydra technology was only for enabling mismatched graphics cards to work together, much like SLI/CrossfireX, to enhance gaming performance. I just want to run two different cards completely independently of one another.
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Can't people read? HE DOESN'T WANT CROSSFIRE!!!!
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He just wants to use parallel processing on 2 different tasks I believe. I haven't heard of that option though.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by shadow19935;12570709 
Can't people read? HE DOESN'T WANT CROSSFIRE!!!!

Thank you for that. I was too afraid to do it myself. biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by maTyaR;12570744 
He just wants to use parallel processing on 2 different tasks I believe. I haven't heard of that option though.

This is precisely what I want to do. Be able to run a different process/workload on each graphics card. If so many people have done it with secondary Nvidia cards for folding@home, I would assume it's possible with ATI. I hope I'm not just being crazy here.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by andrei.c;12570629 
You can have different gpus, but your motherboard has to have the Hydra Engine from Lucid. U can use it for any gpu u want (even one from nvidia and one from ati) but performance won't be as high as SLI or CF.
If ur MB doesn't have that future than sorry mate, but no way you can have 2 different cards... at least from what I know.smile.gif

I dont this is what he wants to do, he doesn't want the equivalent of crossfire but having them run independently which any mobo could do.

The only way, i can think to test it is to hook up the other monitor to the 6870, drag foh onto that display and see if it runs from the 6870.
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Originally Posted by andypc;12570799 
I dont this is what he wants to do, he doesn't want the equivalent of crossfire but having them run independently which any mobo could do.

The only way, i can think to test it is to hook up the other monitor to the 6870, drag foh onto that display and see if it runs from the 6870.

I have the 6870 hooked up to my 2nd monitor via miniDP to DP adapter, but the monitor doesn't detect anything when I change input to DP.

Again, MSI Afterburner and GPU-Z are both reading the 6870's clocks, GPU load (always 0%), and temps.
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I just recently did this with my 5970 and a 5770. I play eyefinity on my 5970 triple screens and added a 4th to monitor my temps. I had some problems with BSOD and i believe driver issues but i didnt take the correct steps because in the end i found out if i wanted to monitor my temps on my 4th screen i had to play my games in windowed mode which i am not fond of.

But essentially just redo all your drivers with the main card in the first slot and your secondary card in the second slot. my forth screen wasnt being detected either but What i did and it worked was just reinstall the 5XXX series drivers over the ones i had already but i think thats what gave me the BSOD so i reccomend having both cards installed, cleaning out your drivers and reinstalling them.

i dont know if that works for sure because like i said i gave up after i found out i had to play in window mode but i did get it to work when i reinstalled 5XXX drivers over the ones i already had.
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Originally Posted by Exile324;12571029 
I just recently did this with my 5970 and a 5770. I play eyefinity on my 5970 triple screens and added a 4th to monitor my temps. I had some problems with BSOD and i believe driver issues but i didnt take the correct steps because in the end i found out if i wanted to monitor my temps on my 4th screen i had to play my games in windowed mode which i am not fond of.

But essentially just redo all your drivers with the main card in the first slot and your secondary card in the second slot. my forth screen wasnt being detected either but What i did and it worked was just reinstall the 5XXX series drivers over the ones i had already but i think thats what gave me the BSOD so i reccomend having both cards installed, cleaning out your drivers and reinstalling them.

i dont know if that works for sure because like i said i gave up after i found out i had to play in window mode but i did get it to work when i reinstalled 5XXX drivers over the ones i already had.

This actually worked. biggrin.gif However, I did need to plug a DVI cable into the 6870 from my 2nd monitor. I guess that's why people use dummy plugs, eh?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by aznofazns;12574299 
This actually worked. biggrin.gif However, I did need to plug a DVI cable into the 6870 from my 2nd monitor. I guess that's why people use dummy plugs, eh?

Hey, glad i was able to help. Have fun!
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AMD Phenom II X6 1055T MSI 890FXA-GD70 SAPPHIRE HD 5970 (Hemlock) 4GB 512 (256 x 2)-bit G.Skill Ripjaws 8GB (2 x 4GB) 
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AMD Phenom II X6 1055T MSI 890FXA-GD70 SAPPHIRE HD 5970 (Hemlock) 4GB 512 (256 x 2)-bit G.Skill Ripjaws 8GB (2 x 4GB) 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 64 Acer P235Hbmid Black 23" LCD (x3 Eyefinity) Logitech G15 Cooler Master Silent Pro 1000W 
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Cooler Master HAF 932 Razer DeathAdder 
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