Thursday, 17 December 2015

Install Nvidia & Ati Cards On The Same Pc

Using two video cards makes it easy to use two monitors at once.

In world of video cards, there are two big names: NVIDIA and ATI. These two powerhouses have been on the forefront of graphics for many years. Adding more than one graphics card to your system lets you use different monitors for different applications: for example, you could use one monitor for graphics editing and another to play video games.


1. Power down the computer and remove all plugs from the PC. Open the case.

2. Install the first card into a graphics card slot (AGP or PCI) on the motherboard. Line up the card with the slot and gently slide it into place. Start from the back of the card gently push it in at an angle until the card fits snugly into place. Anchor it in place with the video card's screws.

3. Reconnect all the wires and turn the system on. Insert the CD that came with the card; follow the on-screen prompts to install the drivers. If the CD does not auto-run, open "My Computer," select the CD-ROM drive and run the setup program. Restart the computer after the installation is complete.

4. Power down the computer, remove all the plugs from the PC, and open the case.

5. Install the second video card into the system as before.

6. Power up the system and install the drivers for the second video card.

7. Right-click on the desktop, then click "Properties." This will open the display properties; make sure Windows recognizes both cards. You should see both cards listed by name in the "Settings" tab. Alternatively, right-click "My Computer," choose "Properties," then "Device Manager," and click on the plus sign (+) next to "Display Adapters." You should see both cards listed there.

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