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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi guys!

 

I have a PC with the hardware below

 

  • Motherboard : MSI 970A-G45
  • Memory : 2GB DDR3
  • CPU : AMD Athlon II X2 250 at 3Ghz 

 

So I want to use it as a simple multi-display PC for showing stock exchange charts to my clients on 5 to 6 displays. 

 

I found that the NVIDIA GT230 DDR5 can support 3 monitors. My question is, if I install two GT230s on my PC, will it support 6 monitors all at once? Have you had any experience with a similar setup?

 

Thanks!

 

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it might but how many PCIe slots does your motherboard have? how many watts is your power supply? what is your case? everything to make your computer run needs to be taken into account. with 2GB of RAM, its probably going to run extremely slow but I don't know the rest of your set up and I am a noob myself so I can not say for sure. what you do need to know as a minimum is can your case, power supply and motherboard physically handle another graphics card.

 

your motherboard looks like it can handle another GPU so that is one down. your case needs to have the room in it to be able to have the GPU in it. the power supply needs to have enough PCI cables to power the GPUs. the GPU itself does look way out of date so you might want to look at upgrading it and getting two of them.

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It's an ancient card with 3 different output types, so unless you happen to have just the right monitors with the right inputs you won't be able to make use of them.

Also while it has 3 outputs only 2 can be used simultaneously as is usually the case with cards that old.

 

There are cards with 6 outputs made precisely for this purpose.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 hours ago, tdkid said:

it might but how many PCIe slots does your motherboard have? how many watts is your power supply? what is your case? everything to make your computer run needs to be taken into account. with 2GB of RAM, its probably going to run extremely slow but I don't know the rest of your set up and I am a noob myself so I can not say for sure. what you do need to know as a minimum is can your case, power supply and motherboard physically handle another graphics card.

 

your motherboard looks like it can handle another GPU so that is one down. your case needs to have the room in it to be able to have the GPU in it. the power supply needs to have enough PCI cables to power the GPUs. the GPU itself does look way out of date so you might want to look at upgrading it and getting two of them.

My motherboard has 2 x PCI Express for the GPUs so yes, it is ok. My case is a Midi Coolermaster GLite, but it can fit a reasonable large GPU. The PSU is a 450W Coolermaster.

 

2 hours ago, Kilrah said:

It's an ancient card with 3 different output types, so unless you happen to have just the right monitors with the right inputs you won't be able to make use of them.

Also while it has 3 outputs only 2 can be used simultaneously as is usually the case with cards that old.

 

There are cards with 6 outputs made precisely for this purpose.

 

I found that VGA ASUS GEFORCE GT710 GT710-SL-2GD5-BRK 2GB GDDR5 PCI-E can support 3 monitors at once. 

 

My monitors have only D-Sub inputs, so I guess with the right convertors (DVI to VGA and HDMI to VGA) the job can be done. Right? 

 

My question is, can I use two GT710 gpu cards at once? 

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They have some 5x DP 5770 and similar cards you could likely find super cheap.

 

For 2D you can use multiple cards in tandem.


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3 hours ago, mts said:

Hi guys!

 

I have a PC with the hardware below

 

  • Motherboard : MSI 970A-G45
  • Memory : 2GB DDR3
  • CPU : AMD Athlon II X2 250 at 3Ghz 

 

So I want to use it as a simple multi-display PC for showing stock exchange charts to my clients on 5 to 6 displays. 

 

I found that the NVIDIA GT230 DDR5 can support 3 monitors. My question is, if I install two GT230s on my PC, will it support 6 monitors all at once? Have you had any experience with a similar setup?

 

Thanks!

 

If you dont plan to game on that PC then your are better of getting a card from this guys http://www.advoli.com/

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2 minutes ago, mts said:

My motherboard has 2 x PCI Express for the GPUs so yes, it is ok. My case is a Midi Coolermaster GLite, but it can fit a reasonable large GPU. The PSU is a 450W Coolermaster.

 

 

I found that VGA ASUS GEFORCE GT710 GT710-SL-2GD5-BRK 2GB GDDR5 PCI-E can support 3 monitors at once. 

 

My monitors have only D-Sub inputs, so I guess with right convertors (DVI to VGA and HDMI to VGA) the job can be done. Right? 

 

My question is, can I use two GT710 gpu cards at once? 

I saw your motherboard already after I posted and that was the second part of my message. your case should be able to handle 1 or 2 GPUs if they are no more that 4-6 inches in height. your power supply seems that it is a little on the low side for running two cards of any size by the sound of it. so you might need to upgrade it.

 

this is a yes and no because the more adapters and more cables to those monitors the weaker the signal is for them and being an outdated GPU and monitors I don't think the drivers even exist any more. the card can handle it physically but not sure if it can by software.

 

you should be more than able to run two of these GPUs at once but I would give serious consideration to upgrading your whole system. I don't know if you are a stock broker or what since you asked if you could use it as a simple multi-display PC for showing stock exchange charts to my clients on 5 to 6 displays. if your clients pay attention to your hardware rather than what you are saying they may want to go with someone else because a variety of reasons. I would know because my job is to pick up what hasn't been paid for.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
4 minutes ago, papajo said:

If you dont plan to game on that PC then your are better of getting a card from this guys http://www.advoli.com/

Yep! no gaming. Just stock exchange viewing. :)

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Posted · Original PosterOP
7 minutes ago, tdkid said:

I saw your motherboard already after I posted and that was the second part of my message. your case should be able to handle 1 or 2 GPUs if they are no more that 4-6 inches in height. your power supply seems that it is a little on the low side for running two cards of any size by the sound of it. so you might need to upgrade it.

 

this is a yes and no because the more adapters and more cables to those monitors the weaker the signal is for them and being an outdated GPU and monitors I don't think the drivers even exist any more. the card can handle it physically but not sure if it can by software.

 

you should be more than able to run two of these GPUs at once but I would give serious consideration to upgrading your whole system. I don't know if you are a stock broker or what since you asked if you could use it as a simple multi-display PC for showing stock exchange charts to my clients on 5 to 6 displays. if your clients pay attention to your hardware rather than what you are saying they may want to go with someone else because a variety of reasons. I would know because my job is to pick up what hasn't been paid for.

No, there is no problem with my clients. They just sit there and watch the stock market from already configured charts, so there isnt a problem. 

 

PS: wow! how I lived without this forum??? Guys you are awesome! so many replies in just one day. This is a hell of a community. Thanks!

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alternatively you can check out a card like NVIDIA NVS 810 or try to find a used one like AMD Radeon HD 5870 E6(eyefinity 6) 

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