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Adding monitors to 9 year old compaq desktop

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June 29, 2010 3:54:49 AM

Hello, am currently running 2 17" Acer LEDs, one on GeForce 5500 and adding another same LCD. Not a gamer, just want the surface for building pages. 4 total slots with one cable card, phone modem card,USB port card, and 5500 card installed but willing to yank the usb card, cable card, and phone modem to max out LCDs. Any suggestions other than 'buy a new computer' ? Lambadafan
June 29, 2010 4:27:18 AM

First of all, what desktop? It has to be able to support the new cards. For example, the slot the card is in could be PCI, PCIe, or AGP.
The easiest solution would be to add a couple cheap cards and run two monitors off of each, such as a couple 4350s.
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June 30, 2010 1:59:36 AM

jryan388 said:
First of all, what desktop? It has to be able to support the new cards. For example, the slot the card is in could be PCI, PCIe, or AGP.
The easiest solution would be to add a couple cheap cards and run two monitors off of each, such as a couple 4350s.


My computer is a Compaq Presario E51DEBCB (5008 US) with XP Home Edition service pack 4. The processor is 800 megahertz Intel Celeron. The lnternal built-in display card is Intel(R) 82810E Graphics Controller
I have one NVIDIA PCI GeFORCE FX 5500 OC Graphics Card 256MB DDR running one monitor. I have 4 total slots available for graphics cards. Can I run 4 monitors with four identical cards in the 4 slots? I build webpages and I'm not a gamer. Thank you.
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