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What is the best dual port sub $100 video card for Win XP

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March 15, 2012 4:52:09 PM

I'm building an 8 monitor rig, that has to run Win XP. So, I need to buy 4 dual port graphics cards. I'd like to spend less than 100 bucks per card. I have a 620w power supply, and my motherboard has 4 PCI-E 3.0/2.0 expansion slots in an ATX case.

What should I buy? The biggest bottleneck that I can see is windows XP. I need a PCI-E card that specifically supports dual monitor output while running win XP. I cannot upgrade to Win 7.
March 15, 2012 5:11:45 PM

I doubt you will be able to run 4 cards on that psu, Win xp is not a bottleneck btw

What will you be doing, Gaming?
March 15, 2012 5:17:57 PM

I'm building a video editing / trading PC...expanding the desktop over 8 monitors. I was looking for video cards that support windows xp. At first i thought about the 3450, but then i thought..why not the 5450, or the 6450?? So i read the basic specs for these cards...and the 6450 seems to be better (and cheaper) than the 3450...and my next question is...will the 6450 support windows xp ?
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March 15, 2012 5:23:49 PM

For $100 you can get a lot better, But if you arnt going to be doing anything very intensive eg gaming then the 6450 will be fine.
March 15, 2012 5:29:17 PM

when you say the 6450 will be fine...does that mean that I can install (4) of these 6450 video cards into my windows XP machine? I ask because i've read that windows XP only supports 2 video outputs per video card...and a lot of the new video cards do not support XP. When i read the specs for the 6450 card...i see that it supports windows 7...but there is no mention of windows XP. How do i know if this 6450 card (i'll be buying 4 of them) will work with windows XP ?
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March 15, 2012 6:17:39 PM

Just because a card description does not specifically state Windows XP, does not mean the card will not work when installed into a Windows XP system. The easiest way to determine if a card will run under any given OS is to find out if that card has drivers for said OS. In the case of the HD6450, AMD does provide drivers for Windows XP.

-Wolf sends
March 15, 2012 6:31:38 PM

Wolfshadw said:
Just because a card description does not specifically state Windows XP, does not mean the card will not work when installed into a Windows XP system. The easiest way to determine if a card will run under any given OS is to find out if that card has drivers for said OS. In the case of the HD6450, AMD does provide drivers for Windows XP.

-Wolf sends



Thanks Wolf

Any idea what power supply i should uses for a X79 based system that will have 4 of these video cards?
Also, do the AMD drivers still apply if the video card is not AMD branded (for example, i was thinking of buying this)

Asus ATI Radeon HD6450 Silence 1 GB DDR3.
http://www.amazon.com/Asus-Radeon-Silence-Profile-PCI-E...

Also...these cards are passively cooled (no fan)....will 4 of these stacked on top of each other cause a heat problem?
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March 15, 2012 6:39:43 PM

macrotrader said:
Thanks Wolf

Also, do the AMD drivers still apply if the video card is not AMD branded (for example, i was thinking of buying this)


Yes, none of the companies that build the cards actually write drivers. AMD makes the drivers for all of them.
March 15, 2012 7:19:03 PM

What is the minimum power supply that i will need to run 4 of these 6450 cards, on an X79 mobo running an i7 CPU and 2 HDD @7200
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