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Patrick Grimson

Secondary Graphics Card For Display Output Only?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

So I have an R9 270X 4GB from Gigabyte, and one of the DVI connectors mysteriously broke after lending it away.... I did have three monitors connected to it, but now I am unable to connect my third monitor to it because of the broken DVI port. My question is, I have a GT 620 laying around. If I was to install that alongside my 270X, would I be able to use the 620 as a display output only, while still rendering games and such on the 270X?

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If you can't x-fire/SLI the cards (which you shouldn't want to do anyways): nope. The output of the card gets done by the card. I had the same kind of issue where I wanted to clone my screen using an GPU and iGPU output connector thingy.

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You can try use the GT 620, but make sure you dont install Nvidia drivers. Two graphics drivers will clash.


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Of course not lol, get some cable adapter.... lol


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Thanks all for your help. I went to install the 620 but found out that the x8 PCIE slot actually has a backing at the end of the slot, and isn't open so I can't install the GPU afterall. 

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Ah but that's where you're mistaken, you can cut the end out and it'll work. Look up a guide on YouTube. The card and motherboard will be fine as long as you don't somehow mangle the pins (their not that close to what you need to remove.

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9 hours ago, Jurrunio said:

You can try use the GT 620, but make sure you dont install Nvidia drivers. Two graphics drivers will clash.

 

4 hours ago, Patrick Grimson said:

Thanks all for your help. I went to install the 620 but found out that the x8 PCIE slot actually has a backing at the end of the slot, and isn't open so I can't install the GPU afterall. 

you have been able to run amd/nvidia for long time like 5k/2xx series

all depends on main monitor

now days seems like either/or doesnt matter

back then when when I was running mulitmonitor ouput it depended on head monitor

 

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