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Old 03-07-2011, 01:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Does my motherboard support two graphic cards?

I was thinking of purchasing another graphic card.
I currently have an ATI Radeon HD 5770.
Will my motherboard support two ATI's?
Should I use two graphic cards, or just purchase a new, better card?
My motherboard:
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Hello, get a screen shot of the graphic tab. It should show if it has more slots.

Next Big thing is, will your power supply power 2 cards.
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That's my graphics tab.
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what model is the computer?
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what model is the computer?
Dell Studio XPS 9000
It's huge. I opened it up once, tons of slots and space to put stuff in.
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Default Re: Does my motherboard support two graphic cards?

it's only got a single pci-e slot, so you'd have to upgrade to a faster card and you'll want to upgrade the PSU, it only comes with a 420w or something close to that.
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Yha as Peter stated.... You can also see that the 5770 drop down is greyed out...
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From what I see on Dell's website the XPS 9100 has (1) pci-e 16X slot and (1) pci-e 8X slot so you can use two graphic cards. But it only has a 525 watt power supply which I think is a little low. I think 600 watt is the minimum spec for CrossfireX and I would recommend a 700-750 watt for extra headroom/future upgrades.

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You can also see that the 5770 drop down is greyed out...
I think it's greyed out because the slot is not populated.
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^As usuall Slay you are correct.
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No I've been looking more and I'm not sure, that link was for a XPS 9100 not a XPS 9000.

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