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Intel HD 3000 + add-on card for triple monitor output

Hello, my work computer was just "upgraded" to a new HP with integrated HD 3000 graphics and I was wondering if I could get my 4 monitor output back with simply adding a secondary video card (8800 GS specifically).

Any input would be appreciated, thanks.
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    you cant literally "add" a discrete video card. the video data will either be processed by intel's integrated video, or the discrete video card. the one not processing video data will be disabled. so sorry to say, but you can't get your 4 monitor output back by adding a 8800 GS since the 8800 GS cannot support 4 monitor output by itself
  2. Unfortunately no, your going to need something with more power then 8800GS. The feature you are talking about is available on some AMD platforms I believe. You need a decent video card for 4 monitors. Intel HD will only support 1.
  3. bavman said:


    that's card doesn't give a true 4 monitor set-up. the bundled adapters will allow you to drive 4 monitors sure, but it actually only supports independent monitor set ups. essentially if you hook up 4 monitors to it, it'll treat them as 2 pairs of 2 monitors. each monitor pair will be used like one giant desk-top
  4. vmem said:
    that's card doesn't give a true 4 monitor set-up. the bundled adapters will allow you to drive 4 monitors sure, but it actually only supports independent monitor set ups. essentially if you hook up 4 monitors to it, it'll treat them as 2 pairs of 2 monitors. each monitor pair will be used like one giant desk-top


    Thats true, but you'll still be getting the same resolution real estate.
  5. thank you very much for the quick responses
  6. I have a 560Ti and plug two monitors in to that.
    I also have HD3000 graphics and I plug one monitor in to that.

    So I know you can do 3.
  7. I think theres that certain 6850 can support up to 4 monitors but you have to get a dp->dvi adaptor
  8. Best answer selected by revfarquhar.
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