Can I use a GeForce and Quadro card in the same system?

Answer ID 2280
Published 10/29/2008 01:20 PM
Updated 12/14/2009 08:39 AM
Can I use a GeForce and Quadro card in the same system?

We recommend against using GeForce and Quadro cards in the same system as it may cause unpredictable results. As such this is not considered a supported configuration.

  1. GeForce and Quadro cards are intended for very different usages (GeForce cards are intended for recreational usage and Quadro cards are intended for professional usage). As a result, GeForce and Quadro drivers have different features available in the NVIDIA Control Panel. If you use both GeForce and Quadro cards simultaneously, it is unpredictable which Control Panel features will be available and how they will function.
  2. When using two or more NVIDIA cards in the same system, both cards need to use the same NVIDIA driver to avoid conflicts. As stated in 1 above, GeForce and Quadro drivers support different Control Panel features and it is unpredictable which features will be available and how they will function if the same driver is used for GeForce and Quadro cards.

If you are currently using this configuration and are having issues, the first step in troubleshooting should be to remove one of the cards and reinstall the correct driver for the remaining one.

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