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Hooking up more than 3 monitors to a single machine...

Posted on 2004-10-28
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Last Modified: 2010-04-26
Ive got a Matrox Milennium P750 running on my machine with 3 monitors.  Id like to add a 4th one, but Im not sure if...

a)  its possible
b)  I can do it with the card I have

Looking for recommendations on how I can get that 4th monitor hooked up, if its even possible.
Question by:soBC
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Expert Comment

ID: 12433904
Win2K and WinXP have multimonitor support and can handle more than 3 monitors.  Your card has a triple head and is AGP, so if you get a PCI video card, you should be able to add monitors.  Trading floors have six or more monitors per machine, so this is not new, but they use Appian Graphics cards.

Author Comment

ID: 12433940
Thanks.  2 more quick questions...

1.  Will I have any performance issues between the monitor connected to the PCI and the monitors connected to the Matrox?
2.  If I got another Matrox card, could I conceivably have up to 6 montiors?  (3 on each card)

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Accepted Solution

Callandor earned 1200 total points
ID: 12434647
1. Yes - PCI cards are not as fast as AGP - this is the price you pay for more displays.
2. If it's a PCI card, yes, you can have six monitors.  Can you afford six monitors? ;-)
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Author Comment

ID: 12434700
According to my wife, absolutely not.  But i have a dream.  And in my dream, there is no alt+tab.  Maybe Ive watched Swordfish too many times...

Author Comment

ID: 12434712
So, I couldnt get another Matrox 750?  Id have to get a PCI card instead?
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Expert Comment

ID: 12434950
That card looks like it only comes in AGP, so you would need to get something like the Parhelia, or settle for fewer monitors with the G450.

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