How to extend desktop across 4 monitors?

Discussion in 'Video Cards and Graphics' started by sekser, Nov 7, 2006.

  1. sekser

    sekser Senior member

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    I want to setup a new shuttle, maybe the core 2 (SD37P2) model. main purpose will be to extend my desktop across 4 monitors. It won?t be a gaming machine? can you recommend how to set this up? what kind of video cards do i need?

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    essasin Platinum Member

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    Two on mone agp/pcie video card and two more on a pci video card. I have heard good things about the mattrox pci cards as an alternative to nvida and ati. There is software that will allow you to "extended" your desktop to 4 screens but I a can't remember what it is called.
     
  4. n7

    n7 Elite Member

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    Ultramon.

    As for PCI-e + PCI or AGP + PCI, good luck with that.

    Though neither nV or ATi officially supports what you want to do, i was able to run my X1900 XT + 7000 Pro on my A8N32-SLI Deluxe.

    On my current P5B Deluxe, it's not possible.

    Seems some mobos can...others cannot.
     
  5. rbV5

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    ATI FireMV can handle 4 displays off of a single card. They're for the financial and corporate uses so if its just 2D applications, they may wrk for you. Link
     
  6. sekser

    sekser Senior member

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    wow that ATI card costs $2400 to do quad monitor...

    I think i'm going to try just getting 2 - nvidia 7600 cards and plug them in and try it.

    the shuttle has 2 - pciexpress x8 slots in it..

     
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    Until recently I was running three monitors, and it could have been four, with an AGP Radeon 9200 and a PCI Radeon 7500. Worked fine , no problems at all.
     
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    More like ~$400 Link a bit less for PCI, a bit more for PCIe. Probably not bad for a 4xDVI single card solution. The half height bracket makes it good for SFF. I see bundles of 5 for <$2000, probably a decent deal for a financial house.