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I need advice on a third monitor : already have dual head setup

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
February 20, 2009 7:56:38 AM

I just purchased a second Dell 2707WFP 27" monitor off of ebay. I've got an 8800GT with the usual dual DVI connectors, and I'll run one monitor on each.

Now, I have an older 22" monitor that currently serves as my secondary display. I could sell it on ebay, but I'm considering hooking it up so that I have a total of three monitors. How practical is this? Could I purchase a used PCI graphics card, plug it in, and get XP to use it?

I'm a total space hog, and 2 27" monitors at 1920x1200 isn't quite enough space. I'd like to have a whole monitor to stash various toolbars and widgets and control buttons.

But if there's not a stable way to hook up 3 monitors, then I'll just ebay this undersized 22" off and stick with just 2.
February 20, 2009 4:08:57 PM

I'm running 2 monitors off of a pci-express card and one off of a pci card right now using XP. Everything runs just fine.