adding a second graphics card
hi there

anyone know if its possible for me to run 2 graphics cards??

i currently have a p260 quadro fx which is a PCI-E with 2 dvi outputs
i have a standard PCI slot spare and a s3pci-e?? which is smaller than the PCI-E
i am running xp

i have 2 1920x1080 monitors connected via vga through the quadro card,what i am wanting to do is run a further 2 monitors (same spec)

thanks
hi there



anyone know if its possible for me to run 2 graphics cards??



i currently have a p260 quadro fx which is a PCI-E with 2 dvi outputs

i have a standard PCI slot spare and a s3pci-e?? which is smaller than the PCI-E

i am running xp



i have 2 1920x1080 monitors connected via vga through the quadro card,what i am wanting to do is run a further 2 monitors (same spec)



thanks

#1
Posted 02/25/2010 11:37 AM   
anyone??
e-mailed the same question to a retailer and he replied back you couldnt use 2 graphics cards together??
anyone??

e-mailed the same question to a retailer and he replied back you couldnt use 2 graphics cards together??

#2
Posted 02/26/2010 11:01 PM   
[quote name='chris76' post='1008717' date='Feb 26 2010, 03:01 PM']anyone??
e-mailed the same question to a retailer and he replied back you couldnt use 2 graphics cards together??[/quote]

If you have a motherboard with enough PCI Express slots you could use 4 adapters and Windows XP up all can use them. The problem is you need to disable SLI to use them as discrete adapters running a rack of monitors.

I am looking at the Asus M4A79T which has 4 slots but I wanted them for other reasons.
[quote name='chris76' post='1008717' date='Feb 26 2010, 03:01 PM']anyone??

e-mailed the same question to a retailer and he replied back you couldnt use 2 graphics cards together??



If you have a motherboard with enough PCI Express slots you could use 4 adapters and Windows XP up all can use them. The problem is you need to disable SLI to use them as discrete adapters running a rack of monitors.



I am looking at the Asus M4A79T which has 4 slots but I wanted them for other reasons.

#3
Posted 02/27/2010 02:45 AM   
hi thanks for the reply,i think ive only got a spare standard pci slot,so im sure i could pick up a second hand caqrd from e-bay,the problem is will it wrk and does it have to be same make or model no etc.
hi thanks for the reply,i think ive only got a spare standard pci slot,so im sure i could pick up a second hand caqrd from e-bay,the problem is will it wrk and does it have to be same make or model no etc.

#4
Posted 02/28/2010 10:04 AM   
ideally you want two cards that are from the same series e.g. a 9800gtx and a 9400. this is because if you had say a 9800 gtx and a 5500, you will most likely run into driver issues where one of the cards has issues with the driver you have installed. to maximise the chance of it working you want identical or very similar cards. dont worry about make, jsut about the series.
ideally you want two cards that are from the same series e.g. a 9800gtx and a 9400. this is because if you had say a 9800 gtx and a 5500, you will most likely run into driver issues where one of the cards has issues with the driver you have installed. to maximise the chance of it working you want identical or very similar cards. dont worry about make, jsut about the series.

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#5
Posted 02/28/2010 12:06 PM   
Finding a PCI-based Quadro might be a little difficult these days. Almost everything's been PCIe-16, like the card you have, for about five years now. e-Bay's probably your only hope...
Finding a PCI-based Quadro might be a little difficult these days. Almost everything's been PCIe-16, like the card you have, for about five years now. e-Bay's probably your only hope...

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#6
Posted 02/28/2010 12:36 PM   
hi
thanks very much fro the replys lads,sorry dont really know what you mean about series,but does this look like what im looking for

[url="http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/nVidia-QUADRO-NVS-64Mb-PCI-Quad-Monitor-Graphics-Card_W0QQitemZ350253830360QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_Computing_Computer_Components_Graphics_Video_TV_Cards_TW?hash=item518cc150d8"]http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/nVidia-QUADRO-NVS-64...=item518cc150d8[/url]

thanks n advance
hi

thanks very much fro the replys lads,sorry dont really know what you mean about series,but does this look like what im looking for



http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/nVidia-QUADRO-NVS-64...=item518cc150d8



thanks n advance

#7
Posted 02/28/2010 11:11 PM   
hi

anyone??
hi



anyone??

#8
Posted 03/02/2010 08:39 PM   
[quote name='chris76' post='1011012' date='Mar 2 2010, 08:39 PM']hi

anyone??[/quote]



please!!
[quote name='chris76' post='1011012' date='Mar 2 2010, 08:39 PM']hi



anyone??







please!!

#9
Posted 03/04/2010 05:18 PM   
hi


since my last post i have bought 3 cards 2x [url="http://www.amazon.co.uk/PNY-GeForce-PCI-E-256MB-Graphics/dp/B000SO4W9S/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1278082556&sr=1-5"]http://www.amazon.co.uk/PNY-GeForce-PCI-E-...2556&sr=1-5[/url]
and 1 x [url="http://www.amazon.co.uk/PNY-Technologies-nVIDIA-GeForce-Graphics/dp/B000SSP8ZG/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1278082556&sr=1-4"]http://www.amazon.co.uk/PNY-Technologies-n...2556&sr=1-4[/url]
running 6 monitors

should these work together ok?

they will work fine in xp but on windows 7 i have problems with a java program displaying multiple carts.
this has happened on my old pc running 7 so i had to switch back to xp and then i've just bought a new pc,fitted the cards and im having exactly the same problems,i have it dual booted to xp which is fine but 7 wont work properly.

the only thing i can think of the 2 pcs have in common are the cards!
hi





since my last post i have bought 3 cards 2x http://www.amazon.co.uk/PNY-GeForce-PCI-E-...2556&sr=1-5

and 1 x http://www.amazon.co.uk/PNY-Technologies-n...2556&sr=1-4

running 6 monitors



should these work together ok?



they will work fine in xp but on windows 7 i have problems with a java program displaying multiple carts.

this has happened on my old pc running 7 so i had to switch back to xp and then i've just bought a new pc,fitted the cards and im having exactly the same problems,i have it dual booted to xp which is fine but 7 wont work properly.



the only thing i can think of the 2 pcs have in common are the cards!

#10
Posted 07/02/2010 03:17 PM   
yep definately seems the problems with the cards
the platform works fine with only one card in but when i put 2 in the problems come back.
strange though even with the 2 identical 6200 PCI series they wont work together.

put it all back together and the 3 work fine on xp?
yep definately seems the problems with the cards

the platform works fine with only one card in but when i put 2 in the problems come back.

strange though even with the 2 identical 6200 PCI series they wont work together.



put it all back together and the 3 work fine on xp?

#11
Posted 07/02/2010 08:58 PM   
hi

anyone know why i cant have one card running properly in 7 at a time?
yet all 3 together will work fine in xp?

If my setup is no good,then what would be the best way to run 6 monitors?

thanks!
hi



anyone know why i cant have one card running properly in 7 at a time?

yet all 3 together will work fine in xp?



If my setup is no good,then what would be the best way to run 6 monitors?



thanks!

#12
Posted 07/27/2010 08:31 PM   
Ensure you're freeing up all the available IRQs and resources you can for your GPUs by disabling all integrated components you don't need (FDD, serial ports, etc) in BIOS.

Uninstall the GeForce drivers and download the latest version for your GPUs and OS from [url="http://www.nvidia.com/drivers"]http://www.nvidia.com/drivers[/url]
Shut-down your computer and uninstall all but one GPU.
Boot-up and install the graphics driver. Reboot. If the GPU is working correctly, shut-down and install the next GPU. Boot-up, ensure functionality and repeat the steps for the last GPU. If you run into problems with the second or third GPU, try reinstalling the driver without uninstalling.


Amorphous

[quote name='chris76' post='1094552' date='Jul 27 2010, 01:31 PM']hi

anyone know why i cant have one card running properly in 7 at a time?
yet all 3 together will work fine in xp?

If my setup is no good,then what would be the best way to run 6 monitors?

thanks![/quote]
Ensure you're freeing up all the available IRQs and resources you can for your GPUs by disabling all integrated components you don't need (FDD, serial ports, etc) in BIOS.



Uninstall the GeForce drivers and download the latest version for your GPUs and OS from http://www.nvidia.com/drivers

Shut-down your computer and uninstall all but one GPU.

Boot-up and install the graphics driver. Reboot. If the GPU is working correctly, shut-down and install the next GPU. Boot-up, ensure functionality and repeat the steps for the last GPU. If you run into problems with the second or third GPU, try reinstalling the driver without uninstalling.





Amorphous



[quote name='chris76' post='1094552' date='Jul 27 2010, 01:31 PM']hi



anyone know why i cant have one card running properly in 7 at a time?

yet all 3 together will work fine in xp?



If my setup is no good,then what would be the best way to run 6 monitors?



thanks!

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#13
Posted 08/24/2010 07:21 AM   
Ensure you're freeing up all the available IRQs and resources you can for your GPUs by disabling all integrated components you don't need (FDD, serial ports, etc) in BIOS.

Uninstall the GeForce drivers and download the latest version for your GPUs and OS from [url="http://www.nvidia.com/drivers"]http://www.nvidia.com/drivers[/url]
Shut-down your computer and uninstall all but one GPU.
Boot-up and install the graphics driver. Reboot. If the GPU is working correctly, shut-down and install the next GPU. Boot-up, ensure functionality and repeat the steps for the last GPU. If you run into problems with the second or third GPU, try reinstalling the driver without uninstalling.


Amorphous

[quote name='chris76' post='1094552' date='Jul 27 2010, 01:31 PM']hi

anyone know why i cant have one card running properly in 7 at a time?
yet all 3 together will work fine in xp?

If my setup is no good,then what would be the best way to run 6 monitors?

thanks![/quote]
Ensure you're freeing up all the available IRQs and resources you can for your GPUs by disabling all integrated components you don't need (FDD, serial ports, etc) in BIOS.



Uninstall the GeForce drivers and download the latest version for your GPUs and OS from http://www.nvidia.com/drivers

Shut-down your computer and uninstall all but one GPU.

Boot-up and install the graphics driver. Reboot. If the GPU is working correctly, shut-down and install the next GPU. Boot-up, ensure functionality and repeat the steps for the last GPU. If you run into problems with the second or third GPU, try reinstalling the driver without uninstalling.





Amorphous



[quote name='chris76' post='1094552' date='Jul 27 2010, 01:31 PM']hi



anyone know why i cant have one card running properly in 7 at a time?

yet all 3 together will work fine in xp?



If my setup is no good,then what would be the best way to run 6 monitors?



thanks!

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#14
Posted 08/24/2010 07:21 AM   
hi all

i have had to replace my hard drive so am currently reinstalling xp 64bit

Id really like to get windows 7 loaded so it theory should the cards work together?
hi all



i have had to replace my hard drive so am currently reinstalling xp 64bit



Id really like to get windows 7 loaded so it theory should the cards work together?

#15
Posted 07/15/2011 10:08 AM   
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