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    Default How can i add an Nvidia GPU to my 2 Radeon GPUs

    I guess I'll start with... here's my setup
    Cooler Master HAF 932, Asrock Z87 OC Formula/ac, 4770K@4.4GHz, Corsair H80i CPU Cooler,
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    How can i add an Nvidia GPU to my 2 Radeon GPUs.
    Right now nothings happening. I installed the GPU and booted up, tried to install the drivers for the GPU and the installer says "Nvidia GeForce Experience requires an Nvidia GPU. ???
    Never had this happen before so I'm not sure how to proceed. Why is it not seeing the new GPU.

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    Default Re: How can i add an Nvidia GPU to my 2 Radeon GPUs

    I only know of one game in existence that can use a combination of NVIDIA and AMD gpus. That's Ashes of the Singularity. DirectX 12 gives the capability, but it still has to be supported by the game developer. I don't know of any other games that support that yet and I'm not sure if Vulkan supports it either. You'll probably only be able to install the driver for the GPU that's in the primary PCIe slot and most of the time the NVIDIA GPU will be unused.

    Rise of the Tomb Raider started with only Dx11, eventually got Dx12, and after that finally got dual GPU Dx12 support for similar GPUs. Point is, AMD and NVIDIA gpus will probably never be practical to join together.

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    Default Re: How can i add an Nvidia GPU to my 2 Radeon GPUs

    I don't do any gaming. It's for the screen real estate that's it. One of my other systems is down for the count temporarily right now and I was going to use one of the GPUs from it so I'm not down so many screens.

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    Default Re: How can i add an Nvidia GPU to my 2 Radeon GPUs

    Quote Originally Posted by DH888 View Post
    I don't do any gaming. It's for the screen real estate that's it. One of my other systems is down for the count temporarily right now and I was going to use one of the GPUs from it so I'm not down so many screens.
    Yeah, for multiple screen setups, you won't have many options. For AMD, as long as the GPUs have the same architecture, they should work together. For instance, an R9 290 will work with an R9 390 because they have the same GPU. But an R9 380X won't work with an RX 480 because they have different architectures. If I remember right, the 7870, 7850 and R9 280/X have the same GPUs. With NVIDIA, you pretty much need identical GPUs to make sure it works, I.E 3 970s, 3 1060s. I've also heard you want the same manufacturer, preferably bought at the same time.

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    Default Re: How can i add an Nvidia GPU to my 2 Radeon GPUs

    The system that's down right now had a GTX 660 and a AMD Radeon HD 7770 in it and they work fine together.

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    Default Re: How can i add an Nvidia GPU to my 2 Radeon GPUs

    Quote Originally Posted by DH888 View Post
    The system that's down right now had a GTX 660 and a AMD Radeon HD 7770 in it and they work fine together.
    Honestly, that sounds like a fluke to me because I've never heard of that until now. I'm not saying that it didn't work, I'm just saying that it might explain why the 660 isn't working with the other system. Hopefully some other users chime in since that goes past what I've learned on it.

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    By the other system do you mean the system it is no long in or do you mean the system it is now in. Because it WAS working fine in the other system. It's this system that doesn't seem to want to support it. A chap from another forum suggested that Nvidia cards require 8 lanes to run. This MB supports Quad Crossfire AND Quad SLI. It has 3xPCIE 3.0x16 & 1xPCIE 2.0x16 Which when using 4 GPUs drops to x8 x4 x4 x4. So I'm not sure about the accuracy of the information about the 8 lanes required by Nvidia cards since a quad setup of 4 Nvidia cards would have 3 of them able to run on 4 lanes in that case? But I'll give it a try. It doesn't have to be pretty I just need the extra screens until my other system is back up.

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    Default Re: How can i add an Nvidia GPU to my 2 Radeon GPUs

    You might have better luck enabling the on-board video in the UEFI and using the Intel CPU graphics for your third monitor.

    You'll have to do some google mining, but it should be relatively easy to activate the on-board video for that third monitor. In_theory_ heterogeneous combinations of AMD/nVidia video cards _should_ work, but I suspect the driver packages are engineered in such a way as to preclude it.

    You _might_ get it to work by deleting all the third party drivers, and letting Windows discover the video cards on it's own...using drivers from the WHQL libraries...but even then, it's kind of a crap shoot...

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    It's actually 5th and sixth monitors that I'm trying to add. That's why I need the third GPU.
    You know it's a good suggestion except there's very little chance that it will work. I tried once before getting the onboard to work with a discreet GPU in the system and couldn't figure it out and neither could anyone else. It's not so easy as you might think. There actually are several connectors on this MB for the onboard GPU. After not being able to enable the darn thing with a discreet GPU I came to the conclusion that the whole industry is f...ed pumping out all these motherboards with 2-4 monitor connectors on every one of them. And who's gonna use them. Almost no one who buys a discreet GPU, which is almost everyone who would buy one of the CPUs that have onboard video capability, is going to use the onboard capability of their MB so there's Millions of unused connectors on millions of Motherboards that will never be used. It's so retarded I can't stand it. Anyway I know in theory I should be able to enable the onboard while I have a discreet GPU but I've got 2 so I'm not sure if it would work. It didn't work before and I only had 1 GPU in that system at that time I think. There were some people out there who were saying they had achieved the onboard and discreet GPUs working together but very few and I tried everything they suggested to no avail. Thanks for the suggestion though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DH888 View Post
    It's actually 5th and sixth monitors that I'm trying to add. That's why I need the third GPU.
    You know it's a good suggestion except there's very little chance that it will work. I tried once before getting the onboard to work with a discreet GPU in the system and couldn't figure it out and neither could anyone else. It's not so easy as you might think. There actually are several connectors on this MB for the onboard GPU. After not being able to enable the darn thing with a discreet GPU I came to the conclusion that the whole industry is f...ed pumping out all these motherboards with 2-4 monitor connectors on every one of them. And who's gonna use them. Almost no one who buys a discreet GPU, which is almost everyone who would buy one of the CPUs that have onboard video capability, is going to use the onboard capability of their MB so there's Millions of unused connectors on millions of Motherboards that will never be used. It's so retarded I can't stand it. Anyway I know in theory I should be able to enable the onboard while I have a discreet GPU but I've got 2 so I'm not sure if it would work. It didn't work before and I only had 1 GPU in that system at that time I think. There were some people out there who were saying they had achieved the onboard and discreet GPUs working together but very few and I tried everything they suggested to no avail. Thanks for the suggestion though.
    I hear ya.

    I suspect the reason you can't get the third card working is likely PCIe lane management. You might be able to screw with this a bit and make some lanes available for the third card by screwing with PCIE Links speeds (see page 95 of your manual), but I'm not sure.

    However, I can report that I've succeeded in using both the IGP and regular PCIE video card in the past. However it is very motherboards specific. Often it requires Lucid MVP (Virtu), but in your case, I think you're in luck.

    From the Manual for your Motherboard:

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    IGPU Multi-Monitor

    Select disable to disable the integrated graphics when an external graphics card is

    installed. Select enable to keep the integrated graphics enabled at all times



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