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Video Card!

By mazameez
Feb 26, 2008
  1. Trying to run 3 monitors and need a video card that plays nice with the ATI Radeon X1300 Pro found in the 740s purchased recently. The card has to be PCI since there is only 1 PCI-e slot on the motherboard and it’s taken by the existing video card. I’m pretty sure it will be an ATI card as the nVidia card I tried bringing forward from their old system doesn’t get along with the ATI software (and vice versa).
    Recommendations?

    Thank you :)
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    You would do better running Nvidia's SLI configuration
     
  3. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    You can't do SLI or Crossfire with a PCI + PCI-E combination. You'd need two free PCI-E x16 slots. Such motherboards usually have either an NVIDIA chipset for SLI or an ATI chipset for Crossfire. You'd need to buy an SLI\Crossfire capable motherboard, or use a splitter cable for all the monitors.
     
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Yes he would be more able to do this with Nvidia's SLI if he had the proper hardware. Right now he is stuck with just 2 monitors if he configures the hardware properly, and uses the correct video drivers
     
  5. mattb2e

    mattb2e TS Rookie

    you could pick up a crossfire motherboard and get a new x1300, you could run 4 monitors on that setup.
     
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