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Two graphic cards in Dell Studio XPS 435 MT

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December 19, 2010 8:48:03 PM

Hi

want to run 3 or 4 monitors with my Dell. I have a ATI radeon HD 4850 installed which gives me 2 DVI. Can I install a second card in this machine to have 3 or 4 DVI at the end? Anyone done this successfully and with which hardware? Thanks!
December 19, 2010 9:00:14 PM

Nope, looks to me like your motherboard doesn't have enough lanes to support crossfire.

Another option would be to replace your current card with a newer Radeon HD card that supports eyefinity.

Here's a good one - $134.99 after rebate - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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December 20, 2010 11:13:34 AM

Actually you can install two video cards in a system without it being a crossfire system.
Years ago I ran a AGP card with a PCI card together.
Windows will recognize two display adapters.
So if you have a second PCIE slot you can install a second card (keep it in the same family,preferably another HD 4850)
It wont help with gaming since the cards dont combine graphics processing power but it will let you have four displays.
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December 20, 2010 5:36:32 PM

king smp said:
Actually you can install two video cards in a system without it being a crossfire system.
Years ago I ran a AGP card with a PCI card together.
Windows will recognize two display adapters.
So if you have a second PCIE slot you can install a second card (keep it in the same family,preferably another HD 4850)
It wont help with gaming since the cards dont combine graphics processing power but it will let you have four displays.


There is not enough lanes aka he can't even fit two cards on that board.
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December 20, 2010 5:48:17 PM

Thanks. I will look into the one of the HD5770 or HD 5870. To have three monitors run, you need to get an adapter for the Displayport to DVI. I want to use more than 1920 res, any advise which is a good adapter?
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