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Can I run two graphic cards in a computer

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Can I run two graphic cards in a computer in non CF , non sli and have 4 monitors that will run on the two graphic cards simultaneously? Thank you TPU for any help that can be provided.
 
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Yes.
 
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If you find the right cards (read: at least one that is single slot) you could get six monitors going, if not more.
 

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Technically yes from a hardware point of view. However, the drivers and operating system have to cooperate for it all to work properly.
 
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Technically yes from a hardware point of view. However, the drivers and operating system have to cooperate for it all to work properly.

iv never had any problems with this using cards from nvidia/amd. should be a breeze to setup.

insert card A... install drivers...
insert card B... install drivers...

reboot and done.
 
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Thank you TPU as as usual you are correct!

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/hardware/gg487344 describes the WDDM support for multiple adapters/multiple monitors on page 55 where it states:
"Multiple Adapters and Multiple Monitors
Windows 7 considers all graphics adapters that are connected to the PC along with all display devices that are connected to these graphics cards. If users connect a new graphics adapter to multiple display devices, Windows 7 enables all display devices without user intervention. If users disconnect a display device from one adapter and connect it to another adapter, Windows 7 applies the existing display settings with the new adapter. In addition, the Projection shortcut key works with multiple adapters."

More importantly on page 87 it states:
"In a heterogeneous multi-adapter configuration, the PC has more than one graphics adapter and uses more than one graphics drivers. A common example is the use of graphics adapters from two different manufacturers, each of which requires a different graphics driver from the respective manufacturer.
Windows 7 supports heterogeneous multi-adapter configurations, whereas Windows Vista did not. In Windows 7, a system can have a heterogeneous multi-adapter configuration, with multiple GPUs that require different WDDM drivers. The WDDM model for Windows Vista required that all display adapters use the same driver."