Windows 7 – How to Set Up Three Monitors

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I want to set my computer up to use three monitors. Currently I have two monitors working fine. I'm using an ASRock K10N78 AM2+/AM2 NVIDIA GeForce 8200 ATX AMD Motherboard and an XFX PVT98GYDLU GeForce 9800 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card.

I am using both the outputs from my video card for the current two monitors. How can I get a third monitor added to my setup? Can I use the onboard graphics output somehow?

Best Answer

Windows 7 does not allow use of onboard graphics at the same time as a video card without Hydra (which you motherboard does not support).

I asked a similar question: Is it better to add a second video card in Crossfire or replace an aging video card?.

It looks like your motherboard does not support SLI/Crossfire. You're stuck having to buy a new graphics card. Sorry.


You will need to buy a graphics card that has three outputs which are generally a dual PCI slot cards. Unless you get a card that has displayPort in it.

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