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how can i add a third monitor to a dual screen set up?

shahedz

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I have shuttle PC, it is the SNG142 , it has dual screen output which i have connected to two monitors, I recently bought a plasma which can accpet hi def via a VGA, can i add another VGA out put which has seperate VGA settings to the current monitors i have added? Cheers
 

mjn

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Should be able to, using the correct software and settings.
 

mjn

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No, it shouldn't.
 

shahedz

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whats the difference between PCI and and PCI-E,also with my dual screen set up. i have the mouse scroll from one screen to the other (thyere side by side) how would the third monitor (plasma) be integrated it cant be a clone of one screen for the resolution reasons so i am a bit confused, cheers
 

mjn

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whats the difference between PCI and and PCI-E,also with my dual screen set up. i have the mouse scroll from one screen to the other (thyere side by side) how would the third monitor (plasma) be integrated it cant be a clone of one screen for the resolution reasons so i am a bit confused, cheers

PCI is the old style of slot, cream in colour and PCI-Express is the newer type of slot, either blue or brown.

You can have either clone mode or desktop extension.
 

shahedz

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i got a cream slot so assume its old fashion PCI, my processer is AMD 2500 and i have 512 Ram, will i be able to add another card and will it run efficently or do you think it will strain the PC , will more Ram rectify this ?

cheers,
 

Educated Guess

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whats the difference between PCI and and PCI-E,also with my dual screen set up. i have the mouse scroll from one screen to the other (thyere side by side) how would the third monitor (plasma) be integrated it cant be a clone of one screen for the resolution reasons so i am a bit confused, cheers

Look at Ultramon. I use it myself, great utility for managing multiple monitors.

http://realtimesoft.com/ultramon/
 

mjn

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i got a cream slot so assume its old fashion PCI, my processer is AMD 2500 and i have 512 Ram, will i be able to add another card and will it run efficently or do you think it will strain the PC , will more Ram rectify this ?

cheers,

Yep, thats a PCI slot. I'd get hold of a cheap PCI card off ebay and see if the setup does what you want. I got a new Matrox something or other for £7 off ebay a few months, excellent picture quality.
 

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