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    need to run 6 monitors

    Ok im building a system and i need to know the best way if it is even possible run 6 monitors it has 2 pcie slots (16x) its a tyan s2895ua2nrf and any suggestions for a heatsink and fan would help as well.

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    With SLi motherboards you can use 2 dual head graphics card to run 4 monitors - but only when you're not in SLi mode, as then only 1 card will be outputting a display.

    Not sure how you can do 6 screens. Matrox have triple head cards, but they're not PCI-E IIRC.

    Might be worth contacting these people. They sell multiple monitor setups and should be able to give you some guidance on what cards work for 6 VPU displays.
    Last edited by Spunkey; 10-03-2005 at 10:17 AM.

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    Up to 4 monitors from one PCIe x16 slot.

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    edit: And it'll be no good for 3D...

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    Surely 2 x PCI-E cards and one dual head PCI card?

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    Why the heck do u want 6 anyway!
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    Surely 2 x PCI-E cards and one dual head PCI card?
    My thoughts too.
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    Hey thanks a ton guys i went with 3 matrox pci vid cards running dual heads (its just for a server)

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    Re: need to run 6 monitors

    Quote Originally Posted by poindextermatic View Post
    Why the heck do u want 6 anyway!
    lol - he's an alien, and and he doesn't want to get bored.

    So his goal is to play crysis on one monitor, far cry on another, HL1 on another, HL2 on another, NFS Pro Street on the 5th, whilst maintaining the Server (therefore working, therefore having sufficient money to pay the power bill for those 6 monitors) on the 6th.

    That's right, isn't it, robomelon?

    Quote Originally Posted by robomelon View Post
    Hey thanks a ton guys i went with 3 matrox pci vid cards running dual heads (its just for a server)
    You wouldn't mind posting a web-link to your choice, would you? It would help "consolidate" the thread.
    (I.e. you start the thread with "Here's my Problem" and end it with "Here's my solution".)
    Many thanks in advance.

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    Re: need to run 6 monitors

    That guy's last post was almost 3 years ago - I doubt he'll see your post.

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    Re: need to run 6 monitors

    Quote Originally Posted by TooNice View Post
    That guy's last post was almost 3 years ago - I doubt he'll see your post.
    Oh, well, we live and learn. (Thanks again for your help in the other thread as well, btw.)

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    Re: need to run 6 monitors

    holy thread revival batman

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    Wink Re: need to run 6 monitors

    Quote Originally Posted by Aez View Post
    holy thread revival batman
    Yep - I do that a lot. I read my subscription list, and realised, "Hey!" That's still interesting.
    Alternatively, as with this thread, I'm looking up something specific, and an old thread comes up...

    Some of the mods - and some of the users - must be getting to know me, bcs I'm getting teased about it... Keep it comin'...

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