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Triple Monitors and 2 Video Cards

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December 5, 2009 8:11:33 PM

Hey guys,
Had a quick question about a triple monitor setup. I have 1 PCI-E card 8800 GTS 320MB and a PCI 8400 GS. I want to run three monitors at 1920x1080 each.

The max resolution for the 8800GTS is 2560*1600. Is this per DVI port or total for the entire card?

Will the current cards I have allow me to run these three monitors for a total of 5760x1080?

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December 6, 2009 9:18:27 PM

More information: I won't be gaming on this setup--I only intend to use it for MS Office and browsing applications.

To reiterate, I'd like to run three 1920x1080 monitors from two video cards: a PCI-E 8800 GTS 320 MB and a PCI 8400 GS 512 MB. Here are my questions:

1. When it says the 8800 gts has a max resolution of 2560 x 1600, is that per attached display or total? (Basically, will the 8800 GTS power two 1920x1080 monitors?).
2. Will the PCI 8400 GS be able to drive the third monitor as part of an extended desktop?

System specs:
1000w PSU
Core 2 Duo Proc
4GB Ram
8800 GTS
8400 GS
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December 7, 2009 1:04:49 AM

1) The max resolution is per monitor so you can have two 1080 monitors attached to your 8800 GTS.

2) It should but you might run into driver issures having a PCI card and a PCI-E card in the same computer, hopefully someone with more experience can help you out.
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December 7, 2009 1:54:59 PM

Thanks PaperFox--I found the answer on another forum:

Yes, a PCI and a PCI-E card can run simultaneously on the same machine. Hope this helps anyone else who was wondering.
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