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June 22, 2012 1:52:20 PM

In my TV post audio suite, I run 2 monitors from Nvidia Geoforce2I0 and another output to plasma USB2-HDMI. The video plays smoothly and in sync with the Digital Audio Workstation 1920x1080 in High Color 16bit. Lower resolutions work too.
Full HD 1920x1080 True color 32bit the video stutters and loses sync.
Could this be due to the USB 2 speed out?
Or what other factors?

I need to add another monitor out.
The USB out is quite costly.
Is it better getting another card the same as I have or add a more powerful Graphics card
I have i7 CPU 870@ 2.93Ghz. 2GB Ram Nvideo Geoforce 210.

(I can only use 2 GB ram because of the limitations of the DAW expander card.)
Any help appreciated

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a c 103 U Graphics card
June 22, 2012 1:59:12 PM

ok I am confused can you explain how you have your monitors setup again? You run 2 monitors from your geforce 210 and then you connect a plasma via a usb to hdmi convertor box? And your problem is that every monitor lags when you change it to 32bit color or just the plasma?
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June 22, 2012 2:11:26 PM

That is the set up yes.
Only the plasma lags and stutters
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a c 103 U Graphics card
June 22, 2012 2:14:19 PM

ahh i see ok so i got it right hah.....can you tell me what brand usb to hdmi box you have? or post a link? it may just be that it cant handle that resolution. USB video adapters suck big time. also is this a custom built pc? or a preconfigured one?
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a b U Graphics card
June 22, 2012 2:17:32 PM

the usb video card is most likely not fast enough for video. I would look into another video card, many of the AMD cards can run 3 monitors on their own. Look at the AMD HD6450.

Or if your computer has a second PCI-e port get another 210.
You can even got a 9400 or 8400 PCI card.
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a c 103 U Graphics card
June 22, 2012 2:20:10 PM

bucknutty said:
the usb video card is most likely not fast enough for video. I would look into another video card, many of the AMD cards can run 3 monitors on their own. Look at the AMD HD6450.

Or if your computer has a second PCI-e port get another 210.
You can even got a 9400 or 8400 PCI card.



+1 I was getting to this haha....I would def reccomend a lower end 6 series amd card...they have three display pipelines so you can run all three displays off of the one card....might need a displayport to hdmi adapter but those are cheap
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June 22, 2012 4:06:02 PM

can you run all 3 outputs simultaneously?
Or only 2 as with the Geo 210
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a c 103 U Graphics card
June 22, 2012 4:08:08 PM

nope all three simultaneously and independently...ie different resolutions and as separate desktops.
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June 24, 2012 2:47:34 PM

thanks ofr all the help and info guys
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July 1, 2012 10:37:59 AM

bucknutty said:
something like this might work well for you.

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

If you do go for a HD6000 card read up on it. Depending on the manufacturer and model not all can run 3 screens at once.


I'm using win732bit any issue with that?

I need 2 outputs for video
2 for desktop.
So I would need to run 2 cards in any case.
I keep the 210 and it's been reccomended that I add this card
How does this card compare to your suggestion?
*GIGABYTE®**nVidia®**GeForce GT520 - **1024MB GDDR3**,
**64-Bit Memory Bus**, **PCI Express 2.0*, *1x D-SUB, 1x DVI,
1x HDMI,**HDCP Compliant*
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July 11, 2012 9:34:20 AM

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a c 272 U Graphics card
July 11, 2012 2:40:26 PM

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