Connect three monitors


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edd

I've been reading the posts re: multi monitors. A while back I removed
my 17" CRT to check a mate's computer after a repair, but when I
plugged it back in mine, it was dead. I played about with it, but
nothing! I was in a hurry to do some important work so I bought another
monitor - a 15" Flat Screen. Later, when I had the time, and really
pissed that the thing had died on me, I had a good look at it. The
monitor was okay, I had bent one of the pins. I straightened the pin
and it worked. So now I had two monitors.

I connected the two up to my Geforce fx5200 card (one AGP, and with an
adapter one DVI) and I had two moitors, brilliant. But it looked a bit
strange. Then I bought a friend's, identical to mine Flat Screen (when
he upgraded to a 19" FST), and thought I'd run three monitors and the
whole thing would look balanced. But when I try to buy a PCI card, I'm
told you can't get them anymore?? I took a Prolink card I had in an old
PC, but it's too long to fit the case. Anybody got any ideas how to do
it? My system is:

Processor INTEL PENTIUM 4 Prescott @ 3.4GHZ 800mhz FSB/HTT/1MB
Memory 1024 MB DDR400 PC3200
Motherboard HIGH END ASUS: DUAL DDR, S-ATA, 8X AGP, 5 PCI, 800MHZ FSB
Graphics 128MB GEFORCE FX5200 8X AGP + DVI + TV-OUT
Sound SoundBlaster Live 7.1 24-bit (Digital & Analogue):
Power Supply & Cooling Silent 550W PSU + 120mm Fan + 19.2 dBA CPU
Cooler
WinXP

Liverpool, UK
 
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R

Roberto

I've been reading the posts re: multi monitors. A while back I removed
my 17" CRT to check a mate's computer after a repair, but when I
plugged it back in mine, it was dead. I played about with it, but
nothing! I was in a hurry to do some important work so I bought another
monitor - a 15" Flat Screen. Later, when I had the time, and really
pissed that the thing had died on me, I had a good look at it. The
monitor was okay, I had bent one of the pins. I straightened the pin
and it worked. So now I had two monitors.

I connected the two up to my Geforce fx5200 card (one AGP, and with an
adapter one DVI) and I had two moitors, brilliant. But it looked a bit
strange. Then I bought a friend's, identical to mine Flat Screen (when
he upgraded to a 19" FST), and thought I'd run three monitors and the
whole thing would look balanced. But when I try to buy a PCI card, I'm
told you can't get them anymore?? I took a Prolink card I had in an old
PC, but it's too long to fit the case. Anybody got any ideas how to do
it? My system is:

Processor INTEL PENTIUM 4 Prescott @ 3.4GHZ 800mhz FSB/HTT/1MB
Memory 1024 MB DDR400 PC3200
Motherboard HIGH END ASUS: DUAL DDR, S-ATA, 8X AGP, 5 PCI, 800MHZ FSB
Graphics 128MB GEFORCE FX5200 8X AGP + DVI + TV-OUT
Sound SoundBlaster Live 7.1 24-bit (Digital & Analogue):
Power Supply & Cooling Silent 550W PSU + 120mm Fan + 19.2 dBA CPU
Cooler
WinXP

Liverpool, UK

PCI graphics cards are as scarce as hens teeth, one avenue is Leadtek
though
they have a 128mb A340 available [here], of course it depends on
availability your side of the pond look on the net.

rgds
Roberto
 
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paulmd

I've been reading the posts re: multi monitors. A while back I removed
my 17" CRT to check a mate's computer after a repair, but when I
plugged it back in mine, it was dead. I played about with it, but
nothing! I was in a hurry to do some important work so I bought another
monitor - a 15" Flat Screen. Later, when I had the time, and really
pissed that the thing had died on me, I had a good look at it. The
monitor was okay, I had bent one of the pins. I straightened the pin
and it worked. So now I had two monitors.

I connected the two up to my Geforce fx5200 card (one AGP, and with an
adapter one DVI) and I had two moitors, brilliant. But it looked a bit
strange. Then I bought a friend's, identical to mine Flat Screen (when
he upgraded to a 19" FST), and thought I'd run three monitors and the
whole thing would look balanced. But when I try to buy a PCI card, I'm
told you can't get them anymore?? I took a Prolink card I had in an old
PC, but it's too long to fit the case. Anybody got any ideas how to do
it? My system is:

There are LOTS of ordinary PCI cards still out in the market. Both new
and used.

If you go used, go with Matrox, they've been in the multi display
business since at least 1995. If new, most brands work. Matrox also has
3 and 4 headed video cards.


http://shopmatrox.com/europe/home.asp?currencyid=3&cid=224
 

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