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Dual PCI Express video cards ?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by delta_kilo, May 1, 2005.

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  1. delta_kilo

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    Ok Dum question - How does one hook up a single monitor to dual pci express video cards :confused: with a Y or is dual pci express for dual monitors? DK
     
  2. Yakiba

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    You've got it all working, just wondering if you need to plug two cables into the monitor?
     
  3. delta_kilo

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    Or is it two monitors into one cable or it could be one monitor and one cable into one card. Thanks :eek:
     
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    Okay, hold on...let's establish what you're trying to do here. You only need one monitor working, right? You want the power of two video cards for games? In that case, I think you would need an SLI (Scalable Link Interface) system with matching video cards and compatible motherboard. I'm not an expert on the subject, but I think the two video cards have to be connected with a cable of some sort.
     
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    :D Just having a little fun Yes SLI is what I'm looking at here the setup in question had two video cards connected together with a strap or bridge on top of the cards from Alienware 7500 series. My question is each card had two DVI connectors giving a total of four outputs so would I plug into one DVI connector per board with a "Y" or just connect to one DVI plug on one card to the monitor? I hope that makes sense.
     
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  7. delta_kilo

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    Well hell that answers it all I did a search on there site and could'nt find anything thanks. (y)
     
  8. Yakiba

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    No problem delta_kilo. Glad I could help.
     
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