Nvidia GeForce4 MX**** and AMD Radeon HD 7800 in same PC


  1. Posts : 92
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    Nvidia GeForce4 MX**** and AMD Radeon HD 7800 in same PC


    I want to know if I can put by one Nvidia card into my PC with AMD, in addition to my main card, because the old one has S-Video output and none of my TVs have HDMI.
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    Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
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    Er... no. I would think you'd have to stick with one platform or the other. I can't imagine the driver nightmare you would have getting the two different cards to work together.
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    Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
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    if you have a 7800 series card with a vga output you could use one of these: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/like/20104...f14=108&ff19=0

    they wont work with a dvi if you converted it to vga as you would need an active adapter which would set you back be cheaper to buy a new tv lol
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    That VGA adapter actually works? I thought you would need a box, not just a cord. I have an actual VGA port on my laptop, so I guess I could use that instead. I might look for one on Amazon, although that seller looks great, I still live under my parents roof and they have to approve all my purchases.
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    Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
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    yeah vga to s video works. as both are an analogue signal, so no converting or switch is required.
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    But look at this... Amazon.com: HDE VGA Adapter to TV S-Video RCA Out Cable for PC Video: Electronics
    It only has a 2 star rating, and everyone is saying you need a special "TV OUT" feature for it to work on your graphics card, which I doubt this would have since there's an HDMI port.
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  7. Posts : 1,846
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
       #7

    ok after much googling it appears gpus havent had the correct features for many moons (and ive not used s video in about 10 years..)

    but you will actually require a scanning switch. like this one
    http://www.monoprice.com/Product?c_i...seq=1&format=2

    but in all honesty you could buy a used monitor or tv for less than 50$ which would be 100x better than the poor resolution youll get with tv hooked up to s video.
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  8. Posts : 92
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    Yeah, those look like the best option. I was hoping to get away with something for free though.
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