Please help with installing two graphics cards

  jfar32 11:45 27 Oct 2007

Hi there,

I have just received a second graphics card which I will hope will allow me to display my pc output onto a flat panel tv.

However, what is the procedure for installing a second card alongside an existing one? A few forums are saying you need to uninstall the current driver before putting the other one in. is this right? And once you have added it to the machine whcih driver you you install firswt - or does the order matter?

Anyone who would help me with a little step by step would be much appreciated,


  RobCharles1981 11:49 27 Oct 2007

Quite Simple really.

Just plug the slot your card into the second PCI-E Slot and using the Sli Bridge to connect the both cards, then power her up!

  ambra4 11:53 27 Oct 2007

First of all need to know what make and model # of motherboard

  jfar32 11:53 27 Oct 2007

what is a Sli Bridge?

  ambra4 11:54 27 Oct 2007

First of all need to know what make and model # of motherboard

  jfar32 11:54 27 Oct 2007

how do i find the model and make without opening up the case?

  alan2273 12:03 27 Oct 2007

jfar32,Before you do anything go to the Nvidia site and download the latest graphics drivers to your desktop.
Then go to add & remove and uninstall the graphics drivers.
Shut down your computer, and install the second graphics card, add the SLi bridge.
Turn on your computer, install the graphics drivers that you previously downloaded.
After installing the drivers go to the Nvidia icon in the system tray, and open it up then select SLi from there.
If it does not work, check in the BIOS that SLi is enabled.

  alan2273 12:06 27 Oct 2007

You do not need to know the make and model of your motherboard as long as it has two PCI-E slots.

  alan2273 12:11 27 Oct 2007

An SLI bridge is a connector to join the two cards together, it is usually supplied with the motherboard.

  Pine Man 12:13 27 Oct 2007

...........and is SLi

  alan2273 12:15 27 Oct 2007

To find out what hardware you have Go to click here and run the free advisor

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