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3-Monitor Setup on Gateway DX4200-09


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ZettaComposer

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I currently have a Gateway DX4200-09 that I use at work with two monitors. If possible I would like to install a third monitor to monitor social networking sites (HootSuite, for example).

In talking with Gateway I'm told that the DX4200-09 only has room for one video card, so I need to purchase a video card with enough power and slots to support a three monitor setup. Does a graphics card exist that would allow for three monitors and that can be handled by the DX4200-09? I'll post some general specs below, and can add any additional information if needed.

Manufacturer: Gateway
Model: DX4200-09
Processor: AMD Phenom™ 9150e Quad-Core Processor 1.80 GHz
Memory (RAM): 4.00 GB
System Type: Windows Vista (Service Pack 2, 64-bit)
Current Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS

Thanks in advance! :)
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iammykyl

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If these are your specs. > http://computers.top...tails-43650.htm

NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS

Minimum of a 350 Watt power supply. (Minimum recommended power supply with +12 Volt current rating of 18 Amps.)
Usually the PSU requirements are over the top and as you are running your system with a 300w one, seems to work but, installing a higher tier GPU that requires more power, may give you problems.


General Info, > http://computers.toptenreviews.com/home/gateway/gateway-dx4200-09-details-43650.htm


These 2 cards will work but you still need a (active) adaptor. This one gets great reviews. > http://www.newegg.co...7&SID=u00000687

> http://www.newegg.co...2^14-121-442-TS

Professional cards.
This would require you to have 2 monitors with Display Ports or use 1 Display Port to DVI adaptor.
> http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814195096

Note. A

Radeon 5450 is the cheapest solution that works but it is fanless and would exhaust a lot of heat into the case. I would not recommend.


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