Hi, I have an HP Pavilion 6653W. I am currently using an HDTV through the DVI and a VGA monitor. The integrated graphics card does not have an HDMI. I am getting a new monitor, so I would like to hook up 3, the VGA, the new one through HDMI, and the TV. I don't use it for gaming, usually. The most I do is watch videos. What video card do you guys recommend without having to upgrade my PSU? Or should I just get a DVI splitter or something like that? Power supply is only 250W.
I was looking at the Sapphire Radeon HD 5450 1 GB DDR3, would that one even make a difference in performance?
These are the specs for my computer:
AMD Athlon II X2 250
5 GB (but I actually have to take 1GB out, so now I have 5GB, that RAM seemed to be faulty and kept showing BSOD)
Integrated graphics using ATI Radeon 4200
Integrated ALC888S-VD audio
CD/DVD disc drive
SuperMulti DVD Burner with LightScribe Technology drive
Both are very good choices, but if all he is actually doing is watching videos on his HDTV, then the OP is better off getting a cheaper card like the 5450 or the 6450.
Then again, I just read the question, and he wants to hook up three monitors through one graphics card, and of course that means one would have to get an Eyefinity card that can run off of 250W, which would make the 5670 a contender again.
You might need to use a few adapters, but it should work. First, you would need to use the DVI to VGA adapter that should come in the box with the card. The HDMI can be used to go to your monitor, and you would need a Display Port adapter like so:
If you want to run 3 monitor, you can't run 3 monitors with a 5450. I would just go for whatever one is cheaper to be honest. Unless you are gaming it doesnt make a difference.
Hi Deemo, so if i get the 5670 I can run 3 monitors? I have the third monitor on (TV) only to watch movies every now and then. I just don't want to have to plug and unplug devices all the time manually.