Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Quick question about 3 monitors

09 Dec 2009   #1
Xplaced

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Quick question about 3 monitors

I'm thinking of having 3 monitors. Right now I have two, and my setup is so that the desktop scales across both so I can just drag a window from one screen to another.

If I put in a second video card and setup a 3rd monitor, will it scale on over one more time? I'm not sure how to set that up since I've never seen it in person before.

Any ideas on how that would work? I currently have an 8800GT that's got the two hooked into it, and I'm planning on getting some other cheap nVidia card just for the 3rd monitor. I just want to make sure it will scale on across to the 3rd monitor as well.

Thanks.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
09 Dec 2009   #2
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

As long as you have it in extended mode and the cards play nice together (shouldn't have any problems with something like a cheap 8400GS or so), then you shouldn't have any problems. About the only thing you might have to do is go into the display properties and set the three of them to the correct position (left, right, center).
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Dec 2009   #3
Xplaced

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
As long as you have it in extended mode and the cards play nice together (shouldn't have any problems with something like a cheap 8400GS or so), then you shouldn't have any problems. About the only thing you might have to do is go into the display properties and set the three of them to the correct position (left, right, center).
Great, that's exactly what I want. I figure since I already have an 8800GT that a 9500GS or something like that would be fine since the drivers are "unified architecture" or whatever.

I guess I could throw an 8 series in there. Do you think that would be better, to match series? It probably won't matter as long as it's 2 Nvidia cards that are relatively close.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

09 Dec 2009   #4
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Main thing is that they both use the WDDM 1.1 driver, which is what you will get with anything from 8 series and up.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Quick question about 3 monitors




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
quick question
windows 7 forum members i m having a lot trouble with windows/Linux in general and I can't tell if its some kind of virus or maybe a defective computer part. So any way. Lots od errors called dinotify.exe I beleive they pop up over and over and over. I get lots of wifi trouble cant log on ....
Software
Another quick question
When i get window 7, can i use it to update more then one computer? becuase i have 3 computers at home
General Discussion
Quick Quick Question :D
ok. i have win7 ultimate 64bit RC. now if i buy win7 ultimate 64bit will i have to format my drive in the process? or would i be able to keep everything i have installed? thanks people.
Installation & Setup
Dual Monitors - Quick HDMI switch
I have an LCD TV with HDMI I like to watch movies on from my laptop. It's got an ATI HD2600 card. I had issues setting up dual screens, extended vs clone etc. I just wanted a quick an d easy plug in to watch the movie, unplug to compute again. But would always have to adjust resolution on...
Graphic Cards


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:23.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App