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I know what the heck are you talking about...
So I got a 6850 which only has has 1 dual-link dvi. Both of my monitors are older VGA Lcd's.
Can I put a 4550 or my 9800gt (i have both laying here) and use it for my second monitor? Just for like gadgets, temp monitoring, remote desktop stuff like that? I just need to make sure it won't mess something up.
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I'm quite certain the 6850 has some Display Ports or likewise .. Why not just use an adapter ?
DP to VGA.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by p4p3r View Post
I'm quite certain the 6850 has some Display Ports or likewise .. Why not just use an adapter ?
DP to VGA.
^ yeh, what he said, im pretty sure 6850 has 2 DVI, am HDMI and 2 mini DP

here we go
Edit:

not sure if you can mix cards so you can use another monitor, im guessing you cant, but as we've said, the 6850 has more than 1 dvi socket, just use adapters ^_^ easier and cheaper instead of buying another card
Edited by MorbEIn - 4/17/11 at 7:35am
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i used to have a gtx 460 and then a 7100hs for the third monitor
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Short answer, yes. Two video card can co-exist on one system with windows 7 and XP, just not Vista
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U could run that 9800 I've done that before with my old 5970 just don't install drivers use the ones win 7 finds for u other wise it might affect the performance of ur card. But u should just get an adapter so u don't. Have to worry about conflicting drivers.
    
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post #7 of 8
So why cant you use the other DVI port?
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SO this minidp to vga should work? I guess I never really looked at display ports bout thought they were strictly digital.

The reason I can not use dvi-vga is b/c only 1 of the DVI ports is dual link (analog and digital).
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