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

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May 17, 2012 5:46:30 PM

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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May 17, 2012 5:54:28 PM

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
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May 17, 2012 6:01:25 PM

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.
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May 17, 2012 6:07:06 PM

bavman said:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

this card will support 4 monitors


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
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May 17, 2012 6:11:12 PM

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.
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May 17, 2012 6:12:31 PM

thank you very much for the quick responses
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May 17, 2012 7:46:04 PM

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.
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May 17, 2012 8:11:05 PM

I think theres that certain 6850 can support up to 4 monitors but you have to get a dp->dvi adaptor
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May 27, 2012 2:19:47 AM

Best answer selected by revfarquhar.
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