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    Multiple Video Cards

    I had a 7900GS (PCI-E) and FX5200 (PCI) running on my computer.
    I added a 8800GTX and took out the FX5200. When I rebooted, the 8800GTX defaulted to XP VGA drivers, but got an error with the 7900GS that driver couldn't be found.
    I downloaded Nick N recommended nVidia driver (180.4), use Driver Cleaner Pro and CCleaner to ensure last last nVidia driver was completely removed and installed 180.48. Works fine for the 8800GTX, still can't load a driver for the 7900GS. Then I discover the 180.48 is for series 8 adapters and up.
    So, the question is how do I load a driver for the 7900GS? Is it possible to install 2 different nVidia drivers? Or do I have to go back to my older driver that was compatible with the 7900GS?
    Wasn't this difficult the first time when I added the FX5200 to the 7900GS. What am I missing here?

    Thanks,
    Henry

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    My suggestion is to use the installers from the download section of www.guru3d.com . Thier inf files are generic and allow for installation for most any nVidia card.

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    I took a look....... lot of stuff there. Can you give me a hint at what I should be getting. Thanks.

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    Get the most recent WHQL signed driver for your OS there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andarlite View Post
    I had a 7900GS (PCI-E) and FX5200 (PCI) running on my computer.
    I added a 8800GTX and took out the FX5200. When I rebooted, the 8800GTX defaulted to XP VGA drivers, but got an error with the 7900GS that driver couldn't be found.
    I downloaded Nick N recommended nVidia driver (180.4), use Driver Cleaner Pro and CCleaner to ensure last last nVidia driver was completely removed and installed 180.48. Works fine for the 8800GTX, still can't load a driver for the 7900GS. Then I discover the 180.48 is for series 8 adapters and up.
    So, the question is how do I load a driver for the 7900GS? Is it possible to install 2 different nVidia drivers? Or do I have to go back to my older driver that was compatible with the 7900GS?
    Wasn't this difficult the first time when I added the FX5200 to the 7900GS. What am I missing here?

    Thanks,
    Henry
    Hi Henry

    As far as I am aware you can have different device drivers for each graphics card however you can only have one version of Forceware or (Catalyst for ATI cards) running on the PC.

    The safest option is to find a Forceware version which supports both cards if possible or use third party drivers if Nvidia do not provide a version supporting both cards.

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    Lufty

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    Thanks for your help guys.

    I got it working now..... all I needed to do was get a driver that supported both cards.... it would find both cards and install.... easy. However, I should point out that i didn't like any of the Nividia WHQL signed drivers (tried 174.74 and 178.24). I ended up going with the XTreme-G 180.42 driver (great performance and no graphic anomalies).

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    Good to see all is working now.

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