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Can the asus p8z77-v lx sli motherboard drive 3 monitors

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May 31, 2012 8:08:13 PM

Hi,
I am not a gamer. I am currently using 2 monitors on an 8800GT. However, I need to expand (if possible) to a third monitor. In effect, I want to open Word on one monitor, Excel on a second monitor & Cad on a third. Any advice please.
May 31, 2012 8:19:33 PM

With Nvidia you will need to get either a newer card like the GTX680 that can support 3 monitors off of one card. Add another 8800GT, perhaps (not sure if the older cards can do 3 monitors in SLI). Or, you could get any of the AMD cards that support Eyefinity for 3 monitors off of one card.
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a c 77 C Monitor
a c 213 V Motherboard
May 31, 2012 9:54:17 PM

Nvidias single GPU GTX cards prior to the 6xx series supported a maximum of two monitors. best choices:

Buy another used 8800 GT assuming your MoBo is SLI capable or a new 6xx series card
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May 31, 2012 9:57:45 PM

po1nted said:
With Nvidia you will need to get either a newer card like the GTX680 that can support 3 monitors off of one card. Add another 8800GT, perhaps (not sure if the older cards can do 3 monitors in SLI). Or, you could get any of the AMD cards that support Eyefinity for 3 monitors off of one card.


To run three monitors as the OP wants to use them for does not require SLi so simply adding a cheap 9500GT for the third monitor should suffice.
August 10, 2012 5:54:53 PM

go into bios and turn on the lucid virtu, and you can use IGPU that's built in for FREE! :o  i am running 3 screens 1 on board and two off Nvidia card
PS i got same MOBO
August 10, 2012 7:36:13 PM

legendarysouls said:
go into bios and turn on the lucid virtu, and you can use IGPU that's built in for FREE! :o  i am running 3 screens 1 on board and two off Nvidia card
PS i got same MOBO


Thanks for the info, looks like a goer then
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