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2nd Video Card

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Falcon_2112, Sep 18, 2003.

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  1. Falcon_2112

    Falcon_2112 Thread Starter

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    OK here goes. I am wondering if I can install a 2nd video card in a PCI slot and call on that card when I want to play a specific game. The game is longbow 2 and was written with 3dfx (glide)
    in mind so I want to install Voodoo 5 5500 PCI card and then call on that card for that game. The Game does not have option in its program to select video card and I am running win XP Pro.

    Any Body Know how to set this up?

    Thanks:D
     
  2. compilerxp

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    if the game is a 3DFX only program, then it should find the Voodoo5 card without a problem.

    Many games have a choice to choose your video device - so you may see two DirectX cards and a 3dfx option if they support it.
     
  3. Falcon_2112

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    Great! I will have to install and see what happens. So do I find a splitter and come off of my monitor to plug into both cards?
     
  4. compilerxp

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    You may, for now try it by changing the monitor to the voodoo card to make sure it works...

    You can't put a simple "splitter" between two video cards - you have to have a switch. KLM is most likely the largest maker - and they have a cute little HOME 2-way switch for about $65, ready to go. (They make 4~8 switches that costs $150~400 with cables extra).
     
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