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My current setup has an ATI A7000 graphics card.

I found an old Power Mac G4 with an ATI Radeon 7200 and was hoping I could install it ON my PC (win xp pro) to run two monitors.

Anyone know if this can be easily done/done at all? The MOBO is an Asus A8 (A8V maybe, can't remember) with an AMD Athlon 64 3000+ Processor.

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Do those video cards support ATI CrossFire? It's ATI's version of SLI, using more than 1 video card at a time in unison. Also, the motherboard will need 2 PCIe/AGP slots, depending on the video card interface. –  qroberts Oct 21 '10 at 13:12
    
I don't know about the CrossFire. The cards will fit. Here is a pic of the A7000. And a pic of the 7200 here. –  David Murdoch Oct 21 '10 at 13:24
    
CrossFire is irrelevant to simply using multiple cards for multiple monitor outputs (and depending on how many outputs you want can actually be counterproductive). –  Shinrai Oct 21 '10 at 16:45
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If the card will physically fit in the machine (it has a spare slot) then yes, it should work.

I've currently got an ATI 4890 and a 4350 running at the same time, you don't have to use Crossfire.

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Hrm, well...I can't get it to work. Device manager shows the new card in the list of Display Adapters as a second "Radeon 7000 Series" stating that the device can not be started (or something like that). Display Properties now shows two monitors but won't let me activate the second one (it tries, but fails). Any ideas of what to do? –  David Murdoch Oct 21 '10 at 13:32
    
Have you got drivers installed for the 7200? –  Azz Oct 21 '10 at 13:43
    
Yup, I downloaded them from ATI but still no luck. I'll try again just to be sure. –  David Murdoch Oct 21 '10 at 13:50
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+1 for not needing crossfire. - crossfire is used to combine the power of multiple gpu's into one, and isnt applicable for this application. –  Sirex Oct 21 '10 at 13:53
    
I'm uninstalling the old driver and then trying again. It looks like if it is going to work I'll just need the one driver. –  David Murdoch Oct 21 '10 at 13:58
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