2nd graphics card. any caveats?


Conrad, PA5Y
 

Some background and then a question at the end. I know that you guys will have the answer.

 

I have an HP-Z440 workstation with an Nvida QUADRO M2000 graphics card and 4 x HP E243 monitors. For weak signal work display port cables are very quiet and do not radiate. However, 4 monitors are not enough. I do not need super graphics and the CUDA cores in the M2000 seem to handle SDRC tasks admirably.

 

Not a superfast PC but it is good enough

 

I was thinking of adding a 2nd Nvidia video card as there is a spare full height PCIe3 x16 slot, something like an Nvidia NVS 510 would fit and give me 4 more display port connectors, this time I will add 2 x E273 and hope that they are RF quiet like the E243. Big 4K monitors are a disaster for moonbounce and other weak signal vhf work, I tried a few, they were extremely noisy.

 

Now my question, does adding a 2nd video card cause problems? Specifically with audio streaming.  The 2nd card is for text and simple graphics so the NVS 510 will do the job, we have them on PCs at work for multiple monitor set ups.

 

Regards

 

Conrad PA5Y


Simon Brown
 

Shouldn't cause any problems.

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Sent: 06 August 2022 16:53
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Subject: [SDR-Radio] 2nd graphics card. any caveats?
 

Some background and then a question at the end. I know that you guys will have the answer.

 

I have an HP-Z440 workstation with an Nvida QUADRO M2000 graphics card and 4 x HP E243 monitors. For weak signal work display port cables are very quiet and do not radiate. However, 4 monitors are not enough. I do not need super graphics and the CUDA cores in the M2000 seem to handle SDRC tasks admirably.

 

Not a superfast PC but it is good enough

 

I was thinking of adding a 2nd Nvidia video card as there is a spare full height PCIe3 x16 slot, something like an Nvidia NVS 510 would fit and give me 4 more display port connectors, this time I will add 2 x E273 and hope that they are RF quiet like the E243. Big 4K monitors are a disaster for moonbounce and other weak signal vhf work, I tried a few, they were extremely noisy.

 

Now my question, does adding a 2nd video card cause problems? Specifically with audio streaming.  The 2nd card is for text and simple graphics so the NVS 510 will do the job, we have them on PCs at work for multiple monitor set ups.

 

Regards

 

Conrad PA5Y


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Conrad, PA5Y
 

Thanks Simon I will give it a go then. I have an SDR and 5 decoders going when I am on 2m EME it will be much easier with 6 monitors.

 

73

 

Conrad

 

From: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io <main@SDR-Radio.groups.io> On Behalf Of Simon Brown via groups.io
Sent: 06 August 2022 20:28
To: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io
Subject: Re: [SDR-Radio] 2nd graphics card. any caveats?

 

Shouldn't cause any problems.


From: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io <main@SDR-Radio.groups.io> on behalf of Conrad, PA5Y via groups.io <g0ruz@...>
Sent: 06 August 2022 16:53
To: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io <main@SDR-Radio.groups.io>
Subject: [SDR-Radio] 2nd graphics card. any caveats?

 

Some background and then a question at the end. I know that you guys will have the answer.

 

I have an HP-Z440 workstation with an Nvida QUADRO M2000 graphics card and 4 x HP E243 monitors. For weak signal work display port cables are very quiet and do not radiate. However, 4 monitors are not enough. I do not need super graphics and the CUDA cores in the M2000 seem to handle SDRC tasks admirably.

 

Not a superfast PC but it is good enough

 

I was thinking of adding a 2nd Nvidia video card as there is a spare full height PCIe3 x16 slot, something like an Nvidia NVS 510 would fit and give me 4 more display port connectors, this time I will add 2 x E273 and hope that they are RF quiet like the E243. Big 4K monitors are a disaster for moonbounce and other weak signal vhf work, I tried a few, they were extremely noisy.

 

Now my question, does adding a 2nd video card cause problems? Specifically with audio streaming.  The 2nd card is for text and simple graphics so the NVS 510 will do the job, we have them on PCs at work for multiple monitor set ups.

 

Regards

 

Conrad PA5Y


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