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3rd monitor on a PCI card?

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
December 8, 2011 6:28:59 AM

I am running two displays on a 280 gtx. I want to get a third and read that I could use a PCI card but the information is pretty vague and some said that older cards wouldn't work. Has anyone done this? What would be a good PCI card?
Would this work?

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a b U Graphics card
December 8, 2011 7:07:09 AM

I would recommend using an nVidia PCI card (as you already have one as the main). The older ATi cards, and newer nVidia drivers don't play well together (BSOD central).

This one should do fine:
$45 EVGA 512-P1-N402-LR GeForce 6200 512MB 64-bit DDR2 PCI 2.1

I wouldn't count on it for any gaming though. This one may also appeal to you:
$65 JATON Video-PX628GS-LP1 GeForce 8400 GS 512MB 64-bit DDR2 PCI Express x1 (DX 10, but is a PCIX-1)
a b U Graphics card
December 8, 2011 1:57:25 PM

Quadro is there professional line, you should stick with the consumer cards to avoid driver issues.