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Multi monitor video card

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Does any one know of a video card that can support more than four monitors?

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al
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by:Callandor
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Four is the most I've seen (nVidia Quadro).  For more monitors, multiple cards are required.
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by:Danny Child
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Matrox also do the G450 MMS Quad card, which I've used on a number of pcs - only one in each!  No reason why you can't add more though.
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by:davidis99
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To the best of my knowledge, Callandor is correct -  while Nvidia, Matrox, and ATI all offer quad-monitor cards, to setup more than 4 monitors on a single system, you would need at least two video cards, and a system with expansion slots for two video cards (either 1 AGP and 1 PCI, or 2 PCI-Express.)
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by:vbal
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So, I can put two of these cards in one machine and be able to hook up six monitors without any additional hardware or sepecial stuff?  Does the machine need anything special to accept 2 cards?

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al
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As long as the motherboard has 2 slots to accept 2 cards, and you're running Windows XP (or possibly Linux), you just need to put the cards in and install the drivers.   As an example, I'm currently using 2 video cards, each of which supports two monitors, to provide my current 3 monitor display.  One card is AGP, the other PCI.   In a newer system with more than 1 PCI Express slot, you can use two PCI Express cards , install the drivers, then configure the system for 6 monitors through the Display Control Panel (in Windows XP.)
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