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3 monitors on an Optiplex 960

Posted on 2015-01-27
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A customer would like to put 3 monitors on his PC (Windows XP - BTW!, yes, I know)- a Dell Minitower form factor (not sure why Dell calls their largest case Mini anything)
Seeign that he already has a video card that allows for two monitors with a DMS 56 adapter, that takes up the current video slot.- How should I go about achieving this?
Please kindly take into account the power output of this units power supply in your response.
Thank you for your help.
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USB display adapters work great:

Something like this:
http://www.accellcables.com/products/ultravideo-usb-2-0-to-dvi-i-or-vga-video-adapter

HP USB graphic adapters shouldn't use hardly any power consumption and I have never had a problem with them working with a dell however I have heard some people say stuff about the motherboard bios somehow constricting the number of monitors I have never seen it myself. Hope that helps.

Best of luck,


Aaron
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By the way you can find them a lot cheaper that was just a good example with a picture and works for DVI VGA connections.
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+1 on the USB Video. mine works great.     : )
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