Attaching A Third Monitor Connections connections
Posted 31 October 2011 - 11:05 AM
I am looking to attach another monitor to make it 3, but wondering if it's possible with my current setup.
My gfx card has 2 dvi ports and 1 hdmi. The dvi's are used, and my third monitor will also be dvi so I'll be using an hdmi to dvi adapter.
Should this be sufficient to directly connect the 3 monitors
My gfx card is a nvidia 9800 gt
Posted 05 November 2011 - 10:38 AM
Newer ones might be able to support more than two monitors (I don't really now), but I am darn sure that 9800GT will only support two.
So, that will likely leave the following options:
1) Get a new graphics card that can support more than two monitors.
2) Add a second card. Note that this option can be tricky as the second card has to be one where the driver will not conflict with the driver of the original card. I have done this in the past...the very, very distance past...with my PIII and two Radeon GPUs (one AGP and one PCI, not PCI-E).
3) Get a USB graphics adapter. This last option will work fine for things like browsing, email, word processing, etc, but will not work well for graphically intensive stuff like games or CAD (this only matter for the monitor connected to that USB adapter).
Posted 05 November 2011 - 01:34 PM
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