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Client needs a PCI-e Video card that can run 5 monitors attached by VGA cables.  Windows 7
Card must be reliable.

Had a bad experience with  VisionTek Radeon HD 7750 Eyefinity 6 2GB
1.  VisionTek was unreliable with 25 foot VGA cables - monitors would disconnect, or connect with the wrong resolution.
2.  There was no correlation between the connector on the VisionTek and the Monitor ID numbers. The ID numbers were randomly assigned.

Thanks.
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VGA is an analog signal and should not go longer than about 5 meters (16 feet).  Add the HDMI to VGA adapters you had to be using on that video card and I'm surprised it ever worked, at all!
What resolution do you need on the monitors?
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25 ft + vga cables are not very good for signal integrity.
You should be using a booster device of some sorts.

http://www.cablestogo.com/product/39968
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Would DVI cables be better?
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hdmi is probably a better future proof method.
What are you trying to do with the video?
You might want to look at something called digital signage.

http://www.digitalsignage.com
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I'm just trying to get connect some desktop monitors that have cable runs of greater than 15 feet.
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by:Merete
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computerlarry,
How about  A/V Display Extenders
Key Features
Extend a DVI-D Dual Link signal up to 150 ft. from the source
Supports a maximum video resolution of 2560 x 1600 @ 60Hz
http://www.tripplite.com/dvi-extender-equalizer-dual-link-video-repeater-2560x1600-60hz-dvi-female~B120000/

Extend the signal range of digital signage, TV displays and monitors with these extenders
http://www.tripplite.com/product/av-display-extenders/787

TripleHead2Go DP Edition
http://www.matrox.com/graphics/en/products/gxm/th2go/displayport/
Matrox video extender
http://www.matrox.com/graphics/en/products/kvm/extio/extiof2408/?utm_campaign=Extio_2408_PR_Web&utm_medium=PR_Web&utm_source=PR_Web
Video product illustrations for matrox
http://www.matrox.com/graphics/en/products/kvm/avio/videos/

Matrox Extio F2408E Expander
http://www.matrox.com/graphics/en/products/kvm/extio/extiof2408expander/ 

Video extenders
http://www.zantech.com.au/extender/video.html
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Cables to go  had a booster  -  C2G TruLink 2-Port UXGA Monitor Splitter/Extender (Female Input) - 1 x 2 - 1920 x 1440

I am going to try that with shorter cables on each end, to eliminate the display card as the problem.
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