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Windows 7: Using 2 monitors with 1 GPU. OK to use different 2 GPU brands for each

07 Oct 2012   #11
GARoss

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

I won't be able to try this until late Tuesday. Will follow up then.


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10 Oct 2012   #12
GARoss

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mrdemon View Post
install the 2nd Card, let windows do its thing, Use the main power full card for gaming and its own drivers, should be just fine, no different too having 2 different hard drives.
Hi guys! Sorry not to post but I was awaiting hardware from Newegg that was delayed because of the holiday Monday.

It went exactly as mrdemon said. Put the old card in my other pci-e slot & Windows found what it needed. I'll do some render comparisons to see if my speeds have increased. I really hated to give up the second monitor (for the sake of increased render speeds) as it make video editing much easier on a larger screen.

I guess I can also do a separate EyeOne3 monitor setup now that I have a second card installed. EyeOne3 software has been bugging me to do so but it wasn't possible with just one graphic card, or so I read. I did try but it through my other monitor's color off. We'll see if this makes a difference.

I'm marking this as solved. Thanks everyone!
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12 Oct 2012   #13
mrdemon

Windows 7 Home Pre
 
 

glad too hear that. Yay me. lol
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13 Oct 2012   #14
GARoss

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GARoss View Post

I guess I can also do a separate EyeOne3 monitor setup now that I have a second card installed. EyeOne3 software has been bugging me to do so but it wasn't possible with just one graphic card, or so I read. I did try but it would through my other monitor's color off. We'll see if this makes a difference.
I thought I'd followup on monitor calibration. I use EyeOne Display 2 to calibrate my monitor. I had read that I would need a second graphic card for calibration but have found that, with Windows 7 & maybe Vista, that's not true. I couldn't find any explanation in EyeOne3 help how to do this so I called the company. All they could tell me was it would work. After playing with it for awhile I got it. The trick is to move the EyeOne3 window to the monitor you wish to calibrate & go from there. Simple as that.
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