Add a Switch to turn GPU I / O?

Discussion in 'Alternatives to Mac Hardware' started by SchmashinPrunes, Mar 16, 2017.

  1. SchmashinPrunes macrumors newbie

    SchmashinPrunes

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    Would it be possible to add like a 2-pole switch to the power cable connected to a GPU in order to turn it off? The graphics card I can afford and want isn't compatible with a Hackintosh build, but it is very compatible with Windows, which I was going to dual boot with 2 120GB SSD's in my build, so I don't want to have to either unplug it or take it out every time I want to use my MacOS boot, or go into BIOS every time

    Thanks for input or suggestions!
     
  2. MacUser2525 macrumors 68000

    MacUser2525

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    Should be no need to do either even with it installed all the time. If you have it installed as the second card in the system then OSX should ignore it if it does not load the drivers. Windows on the other hand should be able to see and use the second card although you may have to switch around monitor cables to get the results you want. Would be nice to know the hardware in the machine to advise you better on this.
     
  3. SchmashinPrunes thread starter macrumors newbie

    SchmashinPrunes

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    It's not currently built but will be in the next few months.

    i5 6600k (will be OC to 4.1)

    16Gb RAM

    GTX 1050 Ti

    ASUS Z170-A ATX
     

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