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Windows 7: Need new graphics card for 3 monitor setup

12 May 2015   #11
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Yes, but it will only run 2 monitors, no matter what the specs say.

The VGA output port is what I consider an either or thing.

Why are you looking at Amazon for an EVGA card ?

Use http://www.evga.com/default.asp

This one might push 3 monitors.

EVGA - Products - EVGA GeForce GT 640 - 02G-P4-2641-KR


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13 May 2015   #12
Jakew2015

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
I don`t know about that, you`d have to read the specs on each card you look at.

Research, research, research

Is this the PSU ?

YeongYang - GPS-400BB-A ATX 12V Switch Power Supply - Professional manufacturer of computer case

If so, you only have 1 6 pin pci-E power cable to work with to plug into any card you buy, but a lot of cards do not need to be powered, they get the power from the motherboard.
Yes, that's what I have.
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13 May 2015   #13
Jakew2015

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Yes, but it will only run 2 monitors, no matter what the specs say.

The VGA output port is what I consider an either or thing.

Why are you looking at Amazon for an EVGA card ?

Use http://www.evga.com/default.asp

This one might push 3 monitors.

EVGA - Products - EVGA GeForce GT 640 - 02G-P4-2641-KR
I looked on the EVGA website and found it cheaper on Amazon. I've been using Vga for one monitor, him I for the TV, and displaylink for the other monitor.

So am I going to need to get a new psu also? It is 6 years old so maybe it's starting to fail? It only has 400w too. Could be requiring more power than that.
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13 May 2015   #14
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

You could try the card you picked out, but I would contact EVGA to see if it supports 3 monitors 1st, they have great support.

1-888-881-3842 option 1.
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13 May 2015   #15
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

This one shows a 400 watt psu minimum,
EVGA 04G-P4-2744-KR GeForce GT 740 Superclocked 4GB 128-Bit DDR3 PCI Express 3.0 Video Card - Newegg.com
Very similar to the one AddRam shows but the number is different.
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400 Watt or greater power supply with a minimum of 20 Amp on the +12 volt rail.
The one AddRam posted shows 350 watt,
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Requirements
  • 350 Watt or greater power supply with a minimum of 38 Amp on the +12 volt rail.****
  • PCI Express, PCI Express 2.0 or PCI Express 3.0 compliant motherboard with one graphics slot.
  • Windows 8 32/64bit, Windows 7 32/64bit, Windows Vista 32/64bit, Windows XP 32/64bit
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