I've seen fragments of information everywhere but couldn't find it all in a row in one place. I'm thinking about converting my single card system into a double or triple card system. I heard things get weird with that.
So it's a Vista SP2 32-bit PC cuz that's a spare machine I had
I have one 5830 and am trying to get another one but may end up with a different model card cuz they're kinda extinct. So firstly, can I even use different models of cards?
I have a 4 channel 900W power supply so that's set already.
I hear something about having to use dummy plugs to force windows into recognizing the card or turning on the GPU or something. I remember hearing that years and years ago too but I don't remember the specifics. Is it just a pin crosser like the common green to black cross for power supplies? I have a lot of monitors available too but not if I need them connected over the long term. Is it a one time thing? Is it even always needed 100% of the time?
I have some PCI-e 1x to 16x risers coming in the mail so that's covered and I'm about to build a properly grounded open frame case.
How's the driver situation go with card 2? So I tell it to autosearch the driver or will it just work with the existing one or do I do a driver-only install with no CCC cuz it's already installed or what?
I think I can get the overclocking utilities and mining software to work properly from there base don what I've read but is there anything else I'm missing?