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Adding a graphics card IP35 Pro

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September 15, 2009 9:21:43 PM

Hi

Trying to attach a third monitor to my pc... in addition to the LG L226WTQ and a Benq FP937s.

I have one of these: BFG GeForce 8800 GTX OC 768MB GDDR3 HDTV/Dual DVI (PCI-Express)

on one of these: Abit IP35 Pro (Socket 775) PCI-Express DDR2 Motherboard

Would like to run a second Benq FP937s properly if possible.

Given the x4 limitation on the 2nd PCI-e slot what card would be worth buying to add to the system? Not another 880 GTX I assume?

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a b V Motherboard
September 29, 2009 3:49:17 AM

x4? I'm not sure if there's any PCIe slot with the x4 specification, but I might be wrong.

I think your best bet is to upgrade your card, if it's within your budget. You can use a DVI splitter to plug two monitors into one port.
September 29, 2009 6:37:51 AM

hes saying the board supports SLI but the second pci-e slot is 4x.. i believe

I was never fond of mixing and matching memory or video cards.

but maybe I have OCD :) 

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October 4, 2009 8:12:51 PM

think you are right...

might go for one of the new ATI cards... if I can justify it!

a b V Motherboard
October 4, 2009 9:00:37 PM

I would get an Nvidia card just to avoid driver conflict issues.
It does not have to be a fast gaming card unless that's what you're doing with it, (not SLI though). The 4x limitation means another 8800GTX would be a waste of $$$.
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