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Posted: 1/16/2006 12:13:08 PM EDT
Would it crash, burn out, render graphics faster, or nothing, or something else?
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 12:14:34 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Greenhorn:
Would it crash, burn out, render graphics faster, or nothing, or something else?




Bring a shovel.
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 12:14:35 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/16/2006 12:15:16 PM EDT by Tomislav]
You would need two monitors, unless you are running them SLI.

In other words, assuming you aren't forcing the cards into the wrong slots and/or your mobo is PCI-E, nothing bad will happen.
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 12:15:05 PM EDT
It depends. If they are identical cards, running in SLI (GeForce) or Crossfire (Radeon), which is only possible with certain cards and certain motherboards, you'd get a performance boost. If they aren't, then you will not experience any benefits I know of, and will probably have driver conflicts.
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 12:15:23 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Greenhorn:
Would it crash, burn out, render graphics faster, or nothing, or something else?



What kind of computer do you have?

IMHO if your asking this question it probley won't do anything, or it won't boot up.
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 12:16:12 PM EDT
you'd die
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 12:18:20 PM EDT
They're both PCI express, but one's an NVIDIA and one's a Raedon. The Raedon came with my comp, but I got the other because it was better.
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 12:28:13 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Greenhorn:
They're both PCI express, but one's an NVIDIA and one's a Raedon. The Raedon came with my comp, but I got the other because it was better.



you probly dont
have 2 16x PCI-E slots
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 12:29:14 PM EDT
Just don't cut off those little gold tabs to make it fit into that tan slot.
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 12:29:20 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/16/2006 12:32:35 PM EDT by Max_Mike]

Originally Posted By Greenhorn:
They're both PCI express, but one's an NVIDIA and one's a Raedon. The Raedon came with my comp, but I got the other because it was better.



It depends… Windows XP is designed to handle up to 10.

It helps to research compatibility issues before you try it. The NVIDIA and Raedon cards will likely not get along together, they absolutely will not if it is a SLI motherboard and you are trying to mix cards in the PCI express video card slots. To run 2 PCI express video cards you need a SLI board and compatible cards you don't have them.

Speed depends on the cards and computer.

If you want to run 2 monitors many single cards come with dual heads (2 monitor outputs). If you want speed look in ti SLI motherboards using 2 cards.
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 12:30:41 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 1:58:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JBowles:

Originally Posted By Greenhorn:
They're both PCI express, but one's an NVIDIA and one's a Raedon. The Raedon came with my comp, but I got the other because it was better.



you probly dont
have 2 16x PCI-E slots



How can you tell? The slots look exactly the same.
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 2:04:46 PM EDT
Going with the 'rip a hole in the space/time continuum' and end civilization as we know it theory. You would be a Dark Lord and lesser men would tremble in your presence. SLI is a gimmick to separate you from your money and was dug up and regurgitated to do just that. Wait six months and another single card rendering will obsolece any advantage that a pair of cards share at the moment.
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 2:07:51 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/16/2006 2:11:04 PM EDT by KNYTE]
Depends on the slot, the motherboard, the type of cards, your operating system, the rotation of the Earth, the current season on the souther hemisphere of Pluto, how many rounds were in lawdog's Glock when it went off from sitting in the sun, and how many gigs of midget pornography you have stored on your hard drive. If all these factors are in their associated places then your computer will become self-aware and kill us all.

edit: It definitely will NOT work with an nvidia chipset and an ATi chipset on the same board. Depending on what mobo you have you may not only have to have identical cards but identical firmware on those cards in order for them to work correctly.
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 3:34:57 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/16/2006 3:36:39 PM EDT by SJSAMPLE]
"Don't cross the streams."
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 3:40:03 PM EDT
dogs and cats living together...mass hysteria
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