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November 26, 2010 3:21:27 PM


i want to run 3 monitors
i have the Zotac Geforce 9500GT Zone
when i plug it in it doesnt recognize my onboard graphics card anymore.
how can i get it to recognize both?
or can i run 3 monitors off the geforce?
i dont need gaming performance. just 3 monitors

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November 26, 2010 3:36:42 PM

travolto said:
i want to run 3 monitors
i have the Zotac Geforce 9500GT Zone
when i plug it in it doesnt recognize my onboard graphics card anymore.
how can i get it to recognize both?
or can i run 3 monitors off the geforce?
i dont need gaming performance. just 3 monitors

When you plug in a discrete GPU (a.k.a. stand alone video card) your motherboard will disable the on-board GPU (a.k.a. integrated video adapter), that is why your system no longer recognizes it. Regarding being able to support 3 monitors, you won't be able to do that with a single 9500GT, only 2.

What make and model of motherboard are you using?

November 26, 2010 3:54:31 PM

COLGeek said:
When you plug in a discrete GPU (a.k.a. stand alone video card) your motherboard will disable the on-board GPU (a.k.a. integrated video adapter), that is why your system no longer recognizes it. Regarding being able to support 3 monitors, you won't be able to do that with a single 9500GT, only 2.

What make and model of motherboard are you using?



hey. i have the ASUS M3N78-VM motherboard.
another 9500 GT doesnt fit in there. only one PCI16 slot what would you do?
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November 26, 2010 4:32:10 PM

I would get a HD5XXX series GPU that supports Eyefinity (3 monitors). Are all of your monitors the same make/model? Also, what kind of budget do you have in mind?
November 26, 2010 4:44:36 PM

ok.. i will take a look at the HD5 series.
I have 2 samsung wide screen (same model) and one standard dell.
i dont want to spend more than 100 on the graphics
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November 26, 2010 5:00:21 PM

You could add a pci video card like this, there can be problems with adding extra cards with incompatibilites from system to sytem.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Or you can add a usb dongle which gives you added monitor support :
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
thats limited to 1600x1200
or this
This sounds like a lot of great feedback
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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Pros: Easy to install. Windows 7 had the necessary device drivers. Monitor card on PC was already running two 22" monitors through 2 DVI ports and would not run both monitors through the DVI ports and the television through the HDMI port. Was able to add a 22" television as a 3rd monitor through its VGA port. Watched full screen television through Hulu. Only noticeable slowing was during an ad. Office applications ran fine so far.

Cons: When I did anything in any program on the other two monitors, it changed a full screen Hulu show to a smaller screen size. Might have been different if I had not chosen to extend the desktop along all three screens.

Other Thoughts: I'm always amazed when anything works right out of the box. This one did. Its worth the money if you want to add a 3rd monitor/television to your PC.

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November 26, 2010 5:34:32 PM

travolto said:
ok.. i will take a look at the HD5 series.
I have 2 samsung wide screen (same model) and one standard dell.
i dont want to spend more than 100 on the graphics

Cheap and get s the job done.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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November 26, 2010 6:06:11 PM

COLGeek said:
Cheap and get s the job done.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Only if you have a display port monitor.

Without you need a display port adapter.

Thats a whole other ball of wax, to get going.
There will be a day that getting 3 monitors going is as easy as getting 2 going is now.
Its just not here yet.

If AMD wanted to make eyefinity easier they would include in some video card boxes , a working adapter and charge the extra 25-70 (passive-active) for it.
November 26, 2010 6:09:31 PM


man... that stuff is wack.
the 9500GT has S-Video output and apparently you cant convert svideo to VGA

otherwise my problem would be solved.
so if i get the eyefinity card i would need an adapter for the D-SUB output?
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November 26, 2010 6:24:18 PM

Just go with the simplest and the easiest rout and avoid the trouble. You can look at a eyefinity 5750 and they should have all the cables and adapters that you would need and the same for a standard. The second option would be to waste the money on that pci 8400gs and it if works it would give you support for up to two more monitors.
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