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triple display, single video card, can it be done?


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Just purchased an ATI Radeon HD 4650 PCI-E 16x card and was pleased to find it has three possible outputs, DVIx2 and an S-Video. In the past I've always used a dual display setup so I'm familiar with how that works, but I want to know if and how it may be possible to enable a triple display with the same video card. Everywhere I look online talks about getting dual video cards and using them that way, but I don't feel like occupying my last available PCI slot just to allow my TV to hook up to my computer. I do have onboard graphics, and I saw something about how I might be able to enable that to work with three monitors but it's not really the solution I'm looking for.

So tell me, what is the trick to multiple monitor support? I'm okay on dual DVI displays, but how to I enable my S-Video at the same time?
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You'd have to check your card manual, because many cards with 3 outputs will support only dual display.
This card, for instance: http://www.amd.com/u...ifications.aspx supports triple display.
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Okay, so what about enabling onboard adapters to work with my PCI-E card? I could use that for a second VGA display, and then use the video card's S-video as a dual with the primary as normal. Is there anything I need to know about using an onboard adapter in conjunction with a PCI-E video card?
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I don't think, it's possible, because normally any video card will automatically disable on-board video.
You can check BIOS, but I doubt, it'll be possible.
At least, I've never heard of such setup.
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