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Destroy
02-17-09, 07:58 PM
Web searching for this answer is useless. I see many older posts about having 2 different cards in one machine working fine but no current articles.

I currently use my 4870x2 but have my older 8800GTX still sitting here.

What will happen if I put the 8800GTX in a PCI slot in Vista64? Not real interested in trying it unless I have a good chance of making it work. OS reinstalls I hate.

DaveChambers
02-17-09, 08:21 PM
Wont work, I dont even think you can use a secondary ATI card for PhysX with an nVidia primary.

Bman212121
02-17-09, 09:19 PM
Wont work, I dont even think you can use a secondary Nvidia card for PhysX with an Ati primary.

Fixe



Drivers are just drivers. Those the card in there and find out. I've had ATI and NV drivers installed on the same box before, but I couldn't put both types into the same pc since they were AGP cards. Just throw it in there and find out. :lol: Worst case is that your computer explodes into a fiery inferno.

LordJuanlo
02-18-09, 02:38 AM
Not possible on Vista, possible on XP and Windows 7

Tr1cK
02-18-09, 06:20 AM
Not possible on Vista, possible on XP and Windows 7

They changed it in 7?

PaiN
02-18-09, 06:23 AM
I currently use my 4870x2 but have my older 8800GTX still sitting here.

What will happen if I put the 8800GTX in a PCI slot in Vista64? Not real interested in trying it unless I have a good chance of making it work. OS reinstalls I hate.

As LordJ said....Vista won't allow more than one video driver to be loaded, so it is pretty much useless.

LordJuanlo
02-18-09, 09:57 AM
They changed it in 7?

I think 7 accepts XP model drivers (Vista rejects it), so you can use the XP driver in 7 and it would work. However you would lose DirectX 10.

Tr1cK
02-18-09, 10:03 AM
Could you run vista model for a 4800 and then xp model for an nvidia for physx? Or do the driver models have to be the same?

LordJuanlo
02-18-09, 11:28 AM
Could you run vista model for a 4800 and then xp model for an nvidia for physx? Or do the driver models have to be the same?

They must be the same model