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Thrid monitor possible?


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#1 k77996

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Posted 18 April 2009 - 07:21 PM

Hi, I have an Nvidia 8600 graphics card made by sparkle and it currently has 2 monitor ports. I'm using both and I would like to have a third connected. Would it be possible to do this with maybe a wire splitter of some sort? and will i need a program that will allow the settings to have 3 monitors?

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#2 FrankOtheMountaiN

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Posted 18 April 2009 - 07:49 PM

Is there another VGA port on the computer? Integrated? If not, you have to get another additional graphics card. Highest I ever went was 5 screens.

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Posted 18 April 2009 - 11:27 PM

i have another vga port not in use thats connected to my onboard graphics card, but when i installed the new graphics card, i had to disable the onboard and enable the pci-e. Is there a way to enable both so i can use all three vga ports?

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Posted 21 April 2009 - 06:12 PM

Hi,
I ran into this same situation when I bought a new computer. On my old one I was running 3 screens on 2 PCI cards but the new one has a PCI-e card with only 2 outlets, one vga and one dvi.
I thought I would have to get another video card UNTIL I came across this - SKY USB to DVI Adapter. Posted Image
A Google search using "usb to vga adapter" turns up a lot of hits.

It works quite well for 2d work but doesn't really like video, it works but is a bit laggy.
Pic of my layout. Posted Image

Edited by wildchild2, 21 April 2009 - 06:14 PM.

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