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jabb0
Grafter
Posts: 716
Registered: 18-09-2007

Multiple Displays

Hello,

I have recently setup dual display system, 19Inch TFT and a 15Inch TFT running off of a bitchin ATI Radeon 9800 256mb dual display graphics card.

Now this is makin my life soooo much easier, so now i want to be greedy, and get a third display (15Inch) up and running...
Where am i going to plug this one in, obviously ill need a second graphics card, which is going to have to be PCI.

Now the advice i need is what PCI graphics card should i waste my money onHuh
I dont think i will be running games on 3 monitors (are there even any games that would support thisHuh) so i need something that will do the job, that is normal computer stuff, like surf the net, develop code, and the like, without screwing up the setup i already have and without wasting too much of my hard earned sponjulies.

Any ideasHuh
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Sounds kl
But I think your right
Nothing will support thre screens
You might just end up with a clone of one of the other screens

But tell me if you succeed


Moderator's note by Chris (fa55dsl): Duplicate post removed..
the_norris
Grafter
Posts: 463
Registered: 02-08-2007

Multiple Displays

See this Link

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/setup/learnmore/multimonitor.mspx

Looks like 10 monitors are supported!!!!

I can just remember my Win 2000 training course - think you could have as mays monitor as there was PCI slots. But then this was the time dualport card did not exist.

Phil
jabb0
Grafter
Posts: 716
Registered: 18-09-2007

Multiple Displays

Windows will support up to and including 9 monitors simultaneously, which is one hell of a desktop.

What i need to know is the name of a good PCI graphics card?

Does anyone know of any games which will support 3 monitors?
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Wow

You could have like 360 Degree Gaming!!!

"Look he's behind you"

*Swivel Swivel*

Darn it, too slow!

:lol:
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Re: What i need to know is the name of a good PCI graphics card?

You'll struggle to find anything much better than a Radeon 9200SE in PCI (or the GeForce equivalent), due to the bandwidth limitations of PCI in comparison with AGP. (Probably around the £40-mark).
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Running my third monitor on a radeon 7000 which is fine for all 2D applications but i think it would run a mile from polygons.