This is my first post, please excuse me if over posting or asking what's already been answered. I have searched for almost 2 weeks and I can't find an exact answer.
Problem 1: Setting up Triple monitor display at 1920x1080
Problem 2: Maximize video performance (Money not an issue, just a matter of investment)
Scenario: I'm a Wedding Videographer and I relay in quick responce video cards to save time while rendering effects, preview animations or re-edit projects when requested by clients. Time lost due to computer hardware missfunction means Money lost to me.
Technical details: My Video Projects with AVI format get done smooth with either of my cards mentioned below. Projects using AVCHD video format will frequently crash during editing and rendering. I wish to preserve my raw video as AVCHD because of higher quality, no transcoding time, and little storage space.
What I want: my two identical monitors (ASUS VH232H) to run continuously plus a 42" LCD 60Hz TV to be used every once in a while. LCD TV is currently hooked up only to a DVD Player by HDMI and connects to my PC by Display Port-DVi then DVI-VGA adapter (It becomes a Problem with responce time but it's Not a big deal)
What I need: My computer to continue running at least 6hrs back to back without crashing in the editing or final rendering stage.
ASUS P8P67 PRO (REV 3.1) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (O.C with Asus tool to 4.3GHz)
WD Raptor 150GB 10,000RPM SATA Hard Drive
Nvidia Quadro CX 1.5GB Graphics Card
Windows 7 x64 Professional
This is a power horse that should perform twice what I need and want. Something is wrong because my NVidia driver fails thens recovers when previewing animations in my editing software (Adobe PremierPro CS4, Avid Studio, Pinnacle etc). This error happens only with my Quadro CX Card. Both screens black out for 2 to 3 sec. then come back to normal. I receive an error message on the lower corner regarding nvidia driver has failed. I now have unpluged my Display port for my second monitor and the error is by far less frequent but I did encounter it once during a video 2hrs long editing stage. My computer froze twice before final rendering as total unresponcive so I had to hard shut off. It came back on like normal and finished project o.k.
Nvidia Quadro CX runs great. My projects get completed in 1.5X video lenght. Runs quietly and cool keeping my entire system below 260W when CPU is maxed to 100% during final rendering. Idles at 140W with single monitor display. Great card but can't manage to get stable settings for dual display
NVidia GTS 250 - High Speed, fast animations preview, dual screen o.k but execive time while rendering final projects. Usually 2.5x times so 2hrs video taking 5hrs until DVD was created. Not good
Nvidia GeForce 8800 - Slow in all scence and continuously crashing my PC when editing but ok with dual monitors
Nvidia GTX 260 - Runs too hot, performs somewhat faster than GTS 250
All drivers up date. Clean/fresh driver install when swaping cards. I don't need SLI or ultra high def. crisp display video only reliability when editing and multi-screen display if possible.
Should I run my Quadro CX in my first PCIe slot then my GTX 260 in my second PCIe slot?
Should I buy new cards? if so why and which ones?
Ive been looking at the GTX 560 to install two of them not in SLI but just to achieve higher results. I've also seen the GTX 480ti as a possible mate for my Quadro CX, Not SLI either but to have 3 monitors.
One last thing: when first building this new setup for over clocking I read and follow instructions to selected something like PCI to run at 100 in the Bios settings. Is this the problem? if so what's the right speed to run two of my cards collection for a tripple monitor setup?