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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.


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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).
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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.
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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.
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