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Old 07-05-2013, 11:49 AM   #1
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motherboard question


Does anyone know if linux support 2 video cardsAnd what motherboard would be good?
 
Old 07-05-2013, 03:40 PM   #2
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look at hardware sections of linux forums http://www.linux.com/news/hardware/d...-find-out-here
I would say yes. Any motherboard from a big constructor (dell, hp.. from a start price of second hand 200 Euros) and 2 grafic cards from nvidia and xorg setup.
I never does it but this is a coll Idea I will make next time: 2 screens is a good thing.
 
Old 07-05-2013, 05:35 PM   #3
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look at hardware sections of linux forums http://www.linux.com/news/hardware/d...-find-out-here
I would say yes. Any motherboard from a big constructor (dell, hp.. from a start price of second hand 200 Euros) and 2 grafic cards from nvidia and xorg setup.
I never does it but this is a coll Idea I will make next time: 2 screens is a good thing.
I talking about build my own pc
 
Old 07-06-2013, 10:35 AM   #4
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Yes, linux supports SLI (nVidia) and Crossfire (ATI/AMD).

Don't bother with either. They are not worth the effort on windows, let alone linux. Just get one faster card over two cheaper ones.

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I never does it but this is a coll Idea I will make next time: 2 screens is a good thing.
2 monitor setups dont need 2 video cards, pretty much everything that is current and going back 7+ years supports 2 monitors. Some cards even support higher numbers of monitors (up to 4 with some current nVidia cards, up to 6 with some ATI/AMD 5XXX and newer cards).

*edit- lots of old AGP cards support 2 monitors, even some Martox cards.

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Matrox G550

The Matrox G550 is a dual monitor AGP graphics card with 32MB of graphics memory and support for dual-RGB, TV output and DVI output.

Matrox DualHead to use 2 monitors at a time (in "independent" or "stretched" mode)
http://www.matrox.com/graphics/en/pr...g_series/g550/

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Old 07-06-2013, 12:40 PM   #5
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Hi there,

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Yes, linux supports SLI (nVidia) and Crossfire (ATI/AMD).
alright, but that isn't a necessary condition for operating two video cards. To me, two independent ones make more sense. Or, as you say, a single one with two monitor outputs. Preferrably one with low power consumption, so that it doesn't need an extra fan.

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Don't bother with either. They are not worth the effort on windows, let alone linux. Just get one faster card over two cheaper ones.
Besides, as you point out, even many of the cheap cards support two monitors. Even many onboard graphic solutions (which I prefer to extra add-on cards) can drive two monitors.

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*edit- lots of old AGP cards support 2 monitors, even some Martox cards.
Yes, and not only the G550 - the first that supported two independent monitor outputs was the G400. I used to have one of those for a few years, back in the era of Windows 98. Used the second port to drive a TV set for watching DVDs.

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Old 07-09-2013, 01:12 PM   #6
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What would be good hardware with a Cooler Master ATC-201B?I mean cpu and good video card and motherboard?


Like for programming?

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Old 07-10-2013, 05:09 AM   #7
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Cooler Master ATC-201B is a standard ATX motherboard. Shoudl work with any current ATX board, and probably mATX and ITX boards as well.

What location and budget?
 
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Wisconsin and about $600
 
Old 07-10-2013, 12:37 PM   #9
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any ideas?
 
Old 07-13-2013, 05:04 PM   #10
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Wow you guys know alot about linux
 
Old 07-14-2013, 06:38 AM   #11
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It would help if we knew what other old hardware you wanted to use, like your case, and what your intended use is....'Programming' doesnt really say that much.
 
Old 07-17-2013, 08:07 AM   #12
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Talking linux support motherboard

What linux support motherboard would work in this pc case and the intel z77 motherboards any good?

NZXT Guardian 921 RB ATX Mid Tower Case

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Old 07-17-2013, 08:43 AM   #13
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The case will make no difference to if the motherboard is supported (or not) by linux.

That case should work with ATX and micro ATX motherboards.

Z77 boards are pretty good, though as far as I know somem features of the Z77 chipset like SSD Caching ('readyboost') are not supported with linux, at least not offically.

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Old 07-17-2013, 09:20 AM   #14
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Please do not open more than one thread for the same topic. I have merged your two threads.

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Old 07-17-2013, 09:37 AM   #15
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Please do not open more than one thread for the same topic. I have merged you two threads.
I sick of you be soooo RUDE it not the same post.So your say you better then me.I start to think this is a bad place and lunix forim to post.Some people need to get a life better yet RUDE people!
 
  


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