A laptop with 2 different video cards.

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No, I am not on crack... yet. Just copious amounts of Guinness! :drink:

I have an IBM/Lenovo ThinkPad T60 2008-Z45 14.1" screen with an ATi video card. Now I just got the IBM/Lenovo Advanced dock that can take a full-sized PCI-Express x16 card. So I throw in a nVidia Quadro NVS285 in it.

How bad would that be with having the two different types of video card drivers? I have an ATi card too. But then again you have mobile drivers vs. desktop drivers.

Keep it all in the family or fork the family tree? :roll:
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I have no idea how the system will handle two different drivers. Should be interesting to try though. I say fork the tree.
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Ahh, what the heck. If I blow it up I can always reload it!
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ive heard of multiple laptops supporting internal video memory [intel gma900/950] and simultaneously [well...not really] low end discrete nvidia cards.
however, these have a physical "switch" to turn either one on or off, and they require a reboot to change between them as well.
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Yeah, no worky. I get Incompatible video device has been disabled.

I'll have to get an ATi video card.

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