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February 22, 2010 9:20:21 PM

Hi Guys,

I need to add a third monitor to my system to support a new help desk. I'am currently driving 2 monitors directly from a Gigabyte MA785GM-USB MB. The MB has 3 video connectors DVI-D, D-SUB, & HDMI but can only drive 2 monitors at a time. Can I add a video card for the 3rd monitor and continue to use the MB video for the first two monitors? If I have to disable the MB video, could somwone reccomend a single video card that would dirve my three 1600x900 monitors for Software development / Non Gaming applications? The onboard MB video (ATI Raedon HD 4200) has more than enough performance for my applications.

Thanks

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February 22, 2010 11:09:24 PM

washoegary said:
Hi Guys,

I need to add a third monitor to my system to support a new help desk. I'am currently driving 2 monitors directly from a Gigabyte MA785GM-USB MB. The MB has 3 video connectors DVI-D, D-SUB, & HDMI but can only drive 2 monitors at a time. Can I add a video card for the 3rd monitor and continue to use the MB video for the first two monitors? If I have to disable the MB video, could somwone reccomend a single video card that would dirve my three 1600x900 monitors for Software development / Non Gaming applications? The onboard MB video (ATI Raedon HD 4200) has more than enough performance for my applications.

Thanks


if you want to drive three monitors, you will need a 5 series ATI card. they have 'eyefinity' tech and are the easiest way to run three monitors.

if you aren't gaming, a 5670 should suffice. perhaps even less, depending on how demanding your software is.
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February 22, 2010 11:44:29 PM

Thanks for the reply. The 5670 sounds like a good way to drive 3 monitors directly. I would still like to know if I could install a $40 4350 or equiv card to drive the 3rd monitor, and continue to drive the other two monitors from the Gigabyte MA785GM-USB MB. Would this question be better answered by the motherboard fourm???
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February 22, 2010 11:51:40 PM

as far as i am aware, that is not possible.

the integrated and dedicated video card cannot run simultaneously. you need a dedicated card capable of running the three displays.

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March 9, 2010 5:21:07 PM

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