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3 monitor setup with an NVIDIA GeForce 210

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November 24, 2013 8:12:27 AM

I need to setup 3 monitors, not gaming purposes needed. I have 2 VGA monitors already connected to a desktop with NVIDIA GeForce 210. What not expensive solution would I need to have a third monitor running?

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a b C Monitor
November 24, 2013 8:57:06 AM

Either a USB to VGA device or a second inexpensive video card. If you only have 1 pei-e slot, there are PCI and PCI 1 cards available but they're rather old tech for the most part. If you do get a second card go with Nvidia so you don't have driver issues. Although in my opinion the best solution would be a Flex edition Saphire card, no DP or DP adapters required for 3x.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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November 24, 2013 2:29:19 PM

bjaminnyc said:
Either a USB to VGA device or a second inexpensive video card. If you only have 1 pei-e slot, there are PCI and PCI 1 cards available but they're rather old tech for the most part. If you do get a second card go with Nvidia so you don't have driver issues. Although in my opinion the best solution would be a Flex edition Saphire card, no DP or DP adapters required for 3x.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


I heard that using two cards on a desktop is not possible... I believe that it's not true then...

Thank you for the answer. the price of the card you recommended is great! ;) 
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a b C Monitor
November 24, 2013 3:23:01 PM

xng27 said:
bjaminnyc said:
Either a USB to VGA device or a second inexpensive video card. If you only have 1 pei-e slot, there are PCI and PCI 1 cards available but they're rather old tech for the most part. If you do get a second card go with Nvidia so you don't have driver issues. Although in my opinion the best solution would be a Flex edition Saphire card, no DP or DP adapters required for 3x.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


I heard that using two cards on a desktop is not possible... I believe that it's not true then...

Thank you for the answer. the price of the card you recommended is great! ;) 



You can run two cards no problem. I have 1 card (6950) running 3 monitors in eyefinty for gaming and another vid card (6450) for a single 42" for live tv via a cable care tuner mounted above the 3.

That flex card is a fantastic and simple solution for 3 monitors.
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a b C Monitor
November 24, 2013 3:26:03 PM

xng27 said:
bjaminnyc said:
Either a USB to VGA device or a second inexpensive video card. If you only have 1 pei-e slot, there are PCI and PCI 1 cards available but they're rather old tech for the most part. If you do get a second card go with Nvidia so you don't have driver issues. Although in my opinion the best solution would be a Flex edition Saphire card, no DP or DP adapters required for 3x.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


I heard that using two cards on a desktop is not possible... I believe that it's not true then...

Thank you for the answer. the price of the card you recommended is great! ;) 


Be sure to remove/uninstall the Nviidia drivers if you do purchase the flex.

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March 9, 2014 6:59:55 AM

xng27 said:
I need to setup 3 monitors, not gaming purposes needed. I have 2 VGA monitors already connected to a desktop with NVIDIA GeForce 210. What not expensive solution would I need to have a third monitor running?


the EVGA 210 i have has a HDMI port, a VGA and DVI. i just convert them all to VGA and it worked.
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April 6, 2014 7:36:46 AM

hi thanks, just got a hdmi (that was the only slot left) to vga adapter, but having trouble, as soon as I plug it in, all monitors go black and I have to switch off my psu to restart the monitors? any help????
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a b C Monitor
April 11, 2014 10:44:42 AM

Make sure your specific model 210 can support 3 monitors, they're not all created equal.
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April 11, 2014 12:30:17 PM

bjaminnyc said:
Make sure your specific model 210 can support 3 monitors, they're not all created equal.


I BELIEVE THE EVGA MODELS ARENT


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May 2, 2014 3:09:30 AM

Thank you!
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