Should Graphics Cards Be Linked Together?

Packard bell / Multimedia
January 2, 2010 at 03:05:56
Specs: Windows 7 Premium, 14.4Ghz 8Gig
A mate has recently bought a very expensive new gaming PC off 'eBay' (item id: 170371186740), which seems to be looking more suspect by the day.
First, whilst playing a game, the (broken warranty sealed) 500 watt PSU blew it's fuse (which we've since learnt isn't a powerful enough unit for the PC specs).
Now we find that the two graphics cards aren't linked together inside the machine, hence the reason he can't get a signal when plugging the HDMI cable into that card (only one has a wire leading to the motherboard).
Is this configuration correct, or have we misunderstood how a gaming PC is put together?
Many thanks.

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January 2, 2010 at 03:33:03
Sorry but an ebay item ID number is useless information.
If you want assistance then you need to provide detailed specifications of the system including Motherboard model number as well as CPU, RAM, and the make/model of the graphic cards.

The system may indeed say Packard Bell on the case but that is no guarantee the contents were actually put together by PB, considering the source of the purchase.

Goin' Fishin' (Some day)

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January 2, 2010 at 04:45:11
This is the same machine you posted about in the gaming forum?

Stop posting all over the place if you want to get anything accomplished; start by answering my psu questions. Nothing is solved in the other post. And remember me asking about the 3 year warranty?


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January 2, 2010 at 06:14:12
"Very expensive gaming pc" i check the link SkipCox provided and how much did u pay?

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