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Graphics Two Different Brand Video Card

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Dash, 16 Nov 2003.

  1. Dash

    Dash What's a Dremel?

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    I have a question regarding two different brand video cards. I have a TI4200 Nvidia card running both my 21" in and my 19" but when I play a dvd or do video editing the card slows everything down on each monitor. I was planning on buying a ATI All In Wonder PCI card for the second monitor but was wondering if I would get a conflict of drivers if I pair up an ATI card with an nvidia card. Or would it just be better to buy a top of the line vid card to run both monitors.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you

    -Dash
     
  2. sinizterguy

    sinizterguy Dark & Sinizter

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    Different brand cards might in fact be better, because having same brand cards which would use same version drivers (e.g. 2 nvidia cards, both running with the same version dets or forceware or whatever) could potentially cause conflicts.
     
  3. Dash

    Dash What's a Dremel?

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    oh ok cool. Thank you :clap:
     
  4. Xen0phobiak

    Xen0phobiak SMEGHEADS!

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    what is the spec of the rest of your system? the issue may lie there.
     
  5. Dash

    Dash What's a Dremel?

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    The rest is
    p4 2.4
    Ti4200
    512mb

    Heh I never bothered to look at what percentage my cpu was at when the dvd was playing at full screen. So anyway PowerDVD is running it at 90% Cpu so whenever I try to load anything the dvd slows down. So I guess its my cpu or dvd software more than anything else.
     
  6. Xen0phobiak

    Xen0phobiak SMEGHEADS!

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    is it powerdvd5? if so its a resource hog, go back to powerdvd4, its performance is much better.
     
  7. Dash

    Dash What's a Dremel?

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    Yeah I am going to have to try that version out, Thank you
     
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