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Old May 8, 2009, 04:22 PM
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Hi guys. A question:

I just bought an HD 4550 for my HTPC, but stupid me forgot to check to see if it has an S-Video Out (which it doesn't). I can not connect it to my tv with this card, as my tv is only standard def.

My question: If i use this card as my primary, in the PCIE x16 slot, can I use a PCI based GeForce MX 4000 i have from eons ago to mirror my video output through it? The card itself is a PoS so i don't want to use it as the main card for video and whatnot; but if it can at least copy my video and output it through the S-video port on it, that would be great...

is this possible? Or am I fooked for using my TV as a display?
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Old May 8, 2009, 04:25 PM
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Windows does not currently allow the installation of more than one active vga driver at one time. I hear that this may be rectified in WIN7 though, so you may want to give that a try...

otherwise, any ATI with s-vid out will work jsut fine...it's not an issue of running multiple cards, rather running multiple cards from different gpu manufacturers.

FYI, I run 48701gb, and pop in one of my 2900XT's for video-in, so what you propose would work, if you met the condidtions I mentioned.
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Old May 8, 2009, 11:15 PM
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Old May 8, 2009, 11:31 PM
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Hmm that would be usefull if... you know... macs could do ANYTHING with more then 1 video card. Hey look my dog can meow and bark, all yours can do is bark... that seems usefull jimmy. The above situation might be doable with some alternative drivers, I think a few of the hacked driver strains can run both ATI and Nvidia cards at once. Ive been out of the hacked vga drivers game for about a year now though so maybe its changed.
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