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8 Monitor Setup - Streching an application over all the monitors

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Hi !

I need to build a 8 monitor solution to display one big schema.  The application used is RSView32 from Rockwell Software so it's nothing complex.  It works perfectly on dual monitor system so I believe I should be able to use it on the 8 monitors.

I am planning on buying a Dell T7400 workstations with the following slots :
1 PCI-e x8 slot wired as x4
2 PCI-e x16 Gen 2 graphics slots

Do you believe that I could buy 2 PNY QUADRO NVS 440 PCIE X16 video cards to put on this system and use my 8 monitors at once for only one program stretched over all of them ?

I know things like UltraMon and Zenview Manager can help the management of the windows but it would be only one application that I would maximize / stretch over all desktop.

Nobody at Dell can help me on this so here I am with the experts...
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Thanks for the swift answer.

Dell is not carrying the NVS 440 anymore so I was wondering if there was a compatibility problem.

I have also been told that for some applications it works and for others it does not work...  is there any information on that somewhere?  I often see setup were people are using lots of monitor but when you see the "pictures" it's always something different in each monitor.  I have a 3 monitor system on one video card and I can stretch an Excel spreadsheet to use the 3 monitors but I was unaware of how it works with 2 video cards.

I also saw a posts about someone using a NVS 440 and a Dell T3400 and that was not working.  Appeared it was because the NVS 440 was a PCIE 1X and he needed a 16X but there was no follow up on that problem after this.

That's the video card I'm thinking about :
http://www2.pny.com/NVIDIA-Quadro-NVS-440-x16-P1823C37.aspx

And the PC :
http://www1.ca.dell.com/content/products/productdetails.aspx/precn_t7400?c=ca&cs=calca1&l=en&s=biz
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I contacted Dell Support and they were unsure if the chassis could fit two of these cards in fanless of fan version even though they have 2 PCIE x16 slots.

They are supposed to contact their own tecnical support in Austin , TX and they should have an answer for me within a few days.

I'll be forced to buy a video card I won't need as the T7400 needs to come with one of the suggested video cards and I'll simply install the 2 other ones myself.  

Thanks for the help.
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