This is my first post, and I hope you can help me. I am trying to upgrade a Dell Optiplex 960 Computer to support 8 monitors at once, but before I sink money into the project I want to be sure that all of the hardware will be compatible. Relevant Dell Optiplex 960 specs:
OS: Windows 7 Enterprise Service Pack 1 (build 7601)
CPU: 3.00 gigahertz Intel Core2 Duo
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3320418AS 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
Motherboard: Dell Inc. 0H634K A00
Memory: 4 Gigabytes
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 4600 Series
Power Supply: 255 Watts Max
My main concerns are:
1. There are 3 PCI 16x slots on the motherboard, so 4 inexpensive cards supporting two monitors will not work.
2. I need to ensure the graphics cards are compatible with the motherboard / OS.
3. I need to ensure that the graphics cards are compatible with the modest 255 Watt power supply.
As is usually the case, I am trying to do as best a job as I can with the minimum investment. Any and all help is appreciated!