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3 Monitors on GTX 465

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Last response: in Displays
July 9, 2011 1:38:59 AM

Hey Fellas,

I have been doing some research and was not finding answers to my question...
I have three monitors that I would like to run. (1) 22" Dell E228WFP, and (2) 19" Dell E197FP. I have a Nividia GTX 465 GPU, and have been hearing that I can only use 2 of the 3 outputs (2 DVI & 1 mini-HDMI). I have been trying without success to get the third display to run off the onboard. I have concluded that there is no way to get the onboard to run as primary (tried in BIOS) WHILE STILL allowing the GTX 465 to run additional displays. PLEASE CORRECT ME IF I AM WORNG!!!

The onboard GPU is ATI Radeon HD 4200, and the Nividia GTX 465 lives in the PCIe x16 slot. I have a Netgear wireless card in the one open PCI slot, as the GTX takes up 2 bays.
SO... my question is, what would be a good (inexpensive) solution to run my third display? I have thought about selling the Nividia card and getting an ATI that can run with crossfire to the onboard to run all three displays. Or-just purchase a PCIe x1 card (which will fit in my last available slot) to pair with the Nividia?
Any ideas or info would be great.
I am fairley new to Video Cards so please be kind :) 

Board: GA-MA785GM-US2H
Processor: AMD Athlon II X@ 250 @ 3GHz
RAM: 4 G
Vista Home-32


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a b U Graphics card
July 9, 2011 1:02:01 PM

I am not perfectly sure but in case of nvidia cards you need at least 2 cards in SLI to run multiple display.The AMD cards have the feature of running multiple displays on a single card
a b U Graphics card
July 9, 2011 7:45:43 PM

nvidia can do 2 monitors on a single card, AMD can do 3 (for the most part).

You should be able to enable the onboard as your third display.