Windows 10: Add third monitor - graphics card? Solved

  1.    01 Mar 2016 #1

    Add third monitor - graphics card?

    My motherboard is a Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3. It does not appear to have an "on-board" vga.

    My graphics card is a GeForce 6600 GT. I am using both digital outputs for the two monitors present.

    My monitors are a pair of Asus VS228H-P

    I am not a gamer, but do appreciate a crisp display. I mainly run general business programs such as word processor and spreadsheet, internet browser, email, and sometimes enjoy watching a movie or video.

    I wish to add a third monitor.

    Two questions-

    1. Would using my old Acer P201w be a mistake in the long run, in that I can get another Asus VS228 for under $100?
    2. What would the least expensive graphics adapter solution be that would maintain comparable quality?

    I'm afraid I have been away from tech for too long and am a bit on the penny-pinching side right now. I suspect that I should purchase the new third monitor, but am completely lost when it comes to the adapter card-

    Thank-you very much for your consideration and expertise.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2. Posts : 1,887
    Win 10 X64 Pro 1803 17751.1
       01 Mar 2016 #2

    I'm not personally into multiple monitors. (My main system uses a 28" UHD one.)

    This card looks like it'd work:

    EVGA GeForce GT 710 DirectX 12 02G-P3-2717-KR 2GB 64-Bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 Video Card -

    (eVGA GT 710). I suggest replacing the old Acer since it only does 1680X1050. With a third VS228H-P. you'd need a cable that works with the min HDMI port on the card. There are cheaper GT 7XX cards, but I'm not sure whether any support monitors.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  3.    01 Mar 2016 #3

      My ComputerSystem Spec


Related Threads
Hi, In October I bought the MSI GTX 980 graphics card as an upgrade for my Radeon R9 280x. I presumed that I would be getting a lot better performance in games since the 980 is a much more powerful card, this was the case in some games like GTA 5...
Hi When I go to my device manager and look under Monitors I see Generic PnP Monitor, this laptop is a Hp Compaq Pavillion CQ57. Why do I have this generic monitor loaded for my HP monitor?. I think Ive figured out what I need to do, go to device...
Graphics card compatibility in Graphic Cards
Hi, I have ATI Radeon HD 4830 graphic card. I'd like to upgrade it to AMD R9 270 2GB DDR5 graphic card. Is the same slot that goes to Radeon HD 4830 is enough for R9 270? Do I need to upgrade Motherboard as well? Thanks
Hey, I'm having a bit of an Issue, out of the blue, I'm unable to SLI my 780Ti's (Driver 355.82). The cards themselves are detected in Device Manager at the same time, but one always has this error doesn't matter which one it is) when they are both...
change of graphics card in Drivers and Hardware
A couple of weeks ago I found that I required a passively cooled graphics card for another pc . This pc had an Nvidia 610 which filled the bill. I uninstalled the drivers and fitted my spare Radeon 5670. I installed the 5670 drivers and the card is...
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:40.
Find Us