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2 videocards in PC to use 3 monitors possible?

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Hi,

I've searched Google but can't find a clear answer.
Is it possible to put 2 different video cards into a PC in order to hook up 3 monitors?

Motherboard: ASUS P8P67-M
Slots:
1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (blue)
1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (x4 mode, black) >>>>>> USED by current video card
1 x PCIe 2.0 x1
1 x PCIe x1
others are empty.

If possible, are they things i should be aware of when buying the second card? The current card is not a fancy one, the seconds doesn't need to be either, they screens won't be used for gaming.

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Thanks for your replies!
Power is OK, i checked.

This is a picture of my motherboard. Does it help?


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Why not use a single display adapter that supports three monitors?

About a year ago I set up a customer with an nVidia GTX550-based adapter that has two DVI ports, one VGA port, and an HDMI port. He runs a large monitor on each type of port, and has had no problems with the setup. I don't know if the system would support a fourth screen though...
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I have a ATI 5770 that supports eyefinity technology. I´ve never used, but maybe you can take a look:

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/id-803443/eyefinity-setup-guide.html
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the picture looks like there is no video card installed - what are you using then?

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os is windows 7

the card is below in the black slot is a video card with:
1 hdmi
1 dvi
1 vga
but only a combination of 2 ports work. card is nVidia geforce 210

i would rather add an extra card.

so question is, with the 3 empty slots in mind, can i add an extra video card to hook up 1 extra screen and will windows handle that? 2 video cards?
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Thanks all!

@garycase YES! Did that! You're right, plug and play!
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