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Compatible video card with NVidia Quadro FX4500

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We have workstation that has a relatively high end FX4500 video card (dual head).
We wish to add another two monitors to this box but want to use a lower grade (cheaper) video card for the additional screens.

What NVidia card could I use that would be compatible with the FX4500 - budget about £100.

Thanks
Gary
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a more important question would be what available slots do you have in the machine for plugging an additional card into.
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Very good point - the machine is a HP XW8400 workstation.
It has a spare socket for another FX4500 and additional supplimental power lead.
So I guess, the card should be the same fit as an FX4500.

My main concern is that all the cards can be managed via the one NVidia control software, otherwise I would imagine there could be incompatability issues.

If you need any further info I'll be glad to provide.

Thanks
BT
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At present, the workstation is used for video and photography editing.  The only purpose for the extra screens is for more real estate for other applications.  

As a matter of interest, what is SLI?

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Thanks all for your input - in the end there was poor availability of the lower end cards on the HP supported list, so I went with a FX3500 (next down from FX4500) on eBay :)

Fingers crossed and clearing desk for another 2 monitors :)  I suppose I should get a monitor gantry to mount in a 2x2 config.

BT
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