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Windows 7: 3 monitors, 2 identical graphics cards, windows 7. Four questions.

26 Sep 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
3 monitors, 2 identical graphics cards, windows 7. Four questions.

Hi everyone.

I have researched 3 monitors for a couple of nights and I have come to the conclusion below.

I want a basic setup not for gaming and I would like 3 monitors all being independent.

I know about ATI Eyefinity but if you want 3 independent displays then you have to use an active display port adapter or a monitor that has a display port. (why they couldn't make it simple)

*So I have concluded, if I get a MB that has 2 PCI-E slots and buy 2 identical Graphics Cards this should work. The cards being identical just makes it easier.

My questions are...

First question is the * statement correct?

Secondly if yes to * statement do I just plug the GPU's in install Win7 install the GPU drivers and then Win7 will be able to manage the 3 displays?

Thirdly will the below products go OK together bearing in mind this is a budget system that just wants to achieve 3 independent displays.

Biostar H55A+ Socket 1156 HDMI DVI VGA 6 Channel Audio.. |

Then 2 of these GPU's

Asus GeForce G210 SILENT 512MB DDR2 DVI VGA HDMI Out.. |

Fourthly I have also read if you have onboard graphics it is possible to run that and a GPU but not always, can you shine any light on that too?

Hope you can help, thanks for taking the time reading this.

Regards, CB.

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26 Sep 2011   #2


I used to run 3 odd nvidia cards for my 6 screens before I got my eyefinity6 (not as good as the 3 nvidias for non-gaming).

The stuff you've linked looks fine, all you need to do is just plug it all in and let windows do the rest
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Sep 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Thanks for your reply. I will go ahead and place the order.

Thanks again. :)
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