Using 3 monitors, is it possible?

By Ralphmex · 10 replies
Apr 1, 2007
  1. Hello, i want to set up 3 monitors, i already have two connected to my ati radeon x1300, but i was wondering if i can enable a third one via mobo integrated vga. I want to use them for flight simulator.
    If it is possible, how can i enable this?



    Pentium D 3.4 Ghz.
    1 mb RAM
    80 GB HDD
    ATI Radeon X1300 AGP
    ASUS P5VDC-MX Mobo
  2. topps999

    topps999 TS Rookie Posts: 139

    i doubt it, i think ur lucky it supports 2 (not to sure on this )
    but its only a cheap card so im guessing it wont -.- but thats a guess..
  3. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    If your onboard VGA is AGP and your ATI card is AGP, then you cannot have them both enabled. You can buy an additional PCI (or PCI Express) video card of course.

    Windows lets you use up to 10 video adapters, so there's no problem with that :)
  4. Ralphmex

    Ralphmex TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 41

    ok, i´ll find out if my onboard VGA is AGP, thankx!
  5. Ghaarnok

    Ghaarnok TS Rookie

  6. Ralphmex

    Ralphmex TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 41

    I couldn´t enable the Onboard VGA, it apparently doesn´t exist, it must be because i have connected the AGP videocard, does it automaticly disable the onboard VGA?
  7. Face of LA

    Face of LA TS Rookie Posts: 163

    With all the respect, WTF will u do usin three montitors??
    oh lol now i see that u wanna play flight simulator, do u need three monitors to play it or what??

  8. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Yes, it is very common for motherboards to disable the integrated video automatically.

    And don't diss many monitors. I have 2x19" with 4 workspaces and sometimes that still isn't enough :)
  9. Sam York

    Sam York TS Rookie

  10. Ralphmex

    Ralphmex TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 41

    You´ll get a more realistic view

    That´s it, playing Flight Simulator with more than one monitors gives you more realistic view, but when you have only two monitors, it happens that you get a blind spot exactly in the middle of your view, so you can´t play well with this, so 3 monitors would be the ideal setup.
    But I just can´t enable the onboard VGA, with my ATI videocard running, dont´know what to do...
  11. zipperman

    zipperman TS Rookie Posts: 1,179   +7

    I just want to add this.When i go to a computer store to view monitors
    They have a dozen or more chained to 1 PC.
    But thats all i know about it.
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