thanks for the replay. I think I will go with that upgrade 1055T mobo upgrade and the processor. I'm still not 100% how 4 monitors would be hooked up with that setup. The Hd 5450 card u linked only has 2 display ports how would I hook up four monitors? My guess would be buy a dongle but that's just a guess.
Alright so I went with that setup installed windows 7, drivers, connected 2 monitors to the graphics card and 2 to the onboard video, etc... Currently only the 2 monitors coming from the video card work. Went to the bios to try and find this 'surround view' option but cannot find it under any of the options? can anyone help me with this?
Ok I turned on surround view and those other 2 options were already on. I still only booted up with the 2monitors from the graphics card on. I did a default windows update on the driver from the onboard card through windows and the 3rd monitor turned on but, after checking the ATI site and updating it again after that because of a more recent driver update it turned back off. Any ideas why I can't get all4 to come on?
If i can't get this to work, I might have to return the graphics card and just get one with 4 ports? Anyone know any cheaper ones that would work for my setup?