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Windows 7: dual card trouble... 8800gt & 5200fx

06 Nov 2009   #21
Emil Alexe

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

[quote=torrentg;361720]
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SINEKT View Post
both the 9600 GSO and 7300 SE / 7200 GS are already included by NVidia in the same driver package
Then, it's simply a problem of Windows 7 ?

I think I'll give it a try on Vista too, just for my curiosity.

Anyway, I'm getting a new job starting next week and probably in a few weeks I'll have the cash to buy an extra video-card, with a 9 series GPU.


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06 Nov 2009   #22
skanndelus

7 ult
 
 

well that is a little worrisome right? what if the 8800 and whatever other card i get encounters the same problem you're having...
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07 Nov 2009   #23
Emil Alexe

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by skanndelus View Post
what if
It most likely will. As we can see, Win 7 hates to death (blue screen of death ) having 2 video cards of different GPU series.

But my personal opinion is that the financial effort to buy an extra card idn't that great. If you need the third display for coding and generally office/desktop applications, like me, you go for the cheapest card you can find, and even SH.

Of course, things get a little more complex once you want to do this for gaming....
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08 Nov 2009   #24
skanndelus

7 ult
 
 

it wasn't for gaming, it was for web and graphic design. yeah i'm not sure what i'm going to do. 8600 or something over @ staples down the street for 80 bucks, but things are tight right now and i think i'd rather wait for some type of fix to come along than pay out!
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10 Nov 2009   #25
skanndelus

7 ult
 
 

just an update... got a used 8400GS and it works well alongside my 8800GT on W7 with multiple monitors... aero is working and no crashes so far... just in case anyone had the same problem as me.
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10 Nov 2009   #26
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by skanndelus View Post
just an update... got a used 8400GS and it works well alongside my 8800GT on W7 with multiple monitors... aero is working and no crashes so far... just in case anyone had the same problem as me.
...and to let us know things are working well there. Glad to hear it.
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