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3-4 Monitor Setup. Help Needed!

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January 5, 2006 12:30:04 PM

I have two graphic cards right now:

1) BFG GeForce OC 128MB AGP Video Card (6600GT)
2) ATI AIW 9800 PRO 128MB

I am doing dual monitor setup right now by taking advantage of 6600GT's dual DVI output, and I want to add 1 or 2 additional monitors. What should I do? I want to take advantage of my AIW 9800 Pro, but obviously the AGP slot has already taken by 6600GT. Should I get another video card (please tell me which one) and sell my AIW 9800 Pro? I am not a big 3D gamer, I am setting this up to run my online business, but I am a big movie fan, so I will probably watch some clips while I am working.

Thanks, Please help out a newbie ;) 

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January 5, 2006 1:01:25 PM

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I have two graphic cards right now:

1) BFG GeForce OC 128MB AGP Video Card (6600GT)
2) ATI AIW 9800 PRO 128MB

I am doing dual monitor setup right now by taking advantage of 6600GT's dual DVI output, and I want to add 1 or 2 additional monitors. What should I do? I want to take advantage of my AIW 9800 Pro, but obviously the AGP slot has already taken by 6600GT. Should I get another video card (please tell me which one) and sell my AIW 9800 Pro? I am not a big 3D gamer, I am setting this up to run my online business, but I am a big movie fan, so I will probably watch some clips while I am working.


My recommendation would be to sell whichever you don't find as handy (do you use the AIW features?), and then add individual PCI card(s) to suplement your 'array'. I would recommend you get at least an FX5200 or Radeon 9000 based PCI card in order to maintain display quality for 2D.

Also do yourself a favour, if you're serious about multi-monitor setup, get a 3rd party app like UltraMon to control them. The bundled software from ATi and nV is 'good' but somewhat limited, especially for setups greater than 2.
January 6, 2006 7:08:59 AM

Thanks. I appreciate your opinion. :) 
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