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Windows 7: I need to set up a laptop for running FSX and three external displays

26 Jan 2016   #1
kharl

widnows 7 professional 32 bits
 
 
I need to set up a laptop for running FSX and three external displays

Hi guys!


i need to build a Flight simulators with al the bells and whistles, i will use the sytek products

the only computer i rely and trust for doing the job is the Elitebook series, i want something solid and robust, something reliable, even if it does not provide me the best graphics, what i want is to run FSX in it, the configuration of controls is another subject, for now i need to know how to attach 3 4k displays to a Elitebook.
in hands i have an Elitebook8460p, but if necessary i can go up to a 8470p/w

the displays has VGA, HDMI and DVI, i prefer DVI.

i have heard there is an adapter that goes to the display port of the laptop and then gives me upt to 6 or more hdmi outputs that can be handle individually.

id like to do that but with DVI ports.

with docking station, until now, i only could have two monitors (not counting the laptop display) one in the VGA port and another in the DVI
i need suggestions, parts i need and your experience!


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26 Jan 2016   #2
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

Looking at the less than stellar review of the Elitebook 8460p, I can't help but wonder why you are dedicated to using this machine. At the very least, running three monitors off of the Displayport (if that is even possible with this graphics card) will severely tax the graphics card in the laptop, resulting in low performance and over heating.

Save yourself the time, money, and anguish, and buy or build a desktop with a capable graphics card for this venture. It will probably cost you the same, and you'll have much better performance.
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26 Jan 2016   #3
kharl

widnows 7 professional 32 bits
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mellon Head View Post
Looking at the less than stellar review of the Elitebook 8460p, I can't help but wonder why you are dedicated to using this machine. At the very least, running three monitors off of the Displayport (if that is even possible with this graphics card) will severely tax the graphics card in the laptop, resulting in low performance and over heating.

Save yourself the time, money, and anguish, and buy or build a desktop with a capable graphics card for this venture. It will probably cost you the same, and you'll have much better performance.
i appreciate your advice

but i am not looking for the best graphic, btu something decent and fluent..

why id like to use an Elitebook

is because i have a NC6400 (4 or 5 generatiosn before the Elitebook 8470?) running with three external displays (nothing too fancy, two 22 screens 1900x1200 and a 1280x764)
runing FS2004, with graphics at medium, but it works smooth, i mean the view in each screen looks fair enough

the reason i need to upgrade is that FS2004 has bad multiwindow s multiview managment, that bug has been solved in FSX but it is too heavy for the nc6400



but, this machine cant go with FSX, it is too heavy, and i cant con
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27 Jan 2016   #4
kharl

widnows 7 professional 32 bits
 
 

done

elitebook 8460p 10gb ram, running fsx 3 and posible two extra displays for windows tomorrow (it is a simulator the company i work wants to install)
but i am having hard time setting up saitek hardware
i think i will switch to gaming to see if somebody can help me to set it up
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