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post #1 of 17
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Hey,

I own a GTX570 and I run 2 monitors off it at the moment (one for gaming only of course) and a side monitor for when im rendering / editing I can listen / watch videos at the same time.

Anyway, I have another side monitor and I would like to know how can I run it?

I have the i5 2500k with the on board gpu so is there a way I run it off that as my gpu doesn't support 3 displays?

thanks smile.gif

I don't want to upgrade if I have to, but if i can't then ill upgrade later
post #2 of 17
Pretty sure you can buy a cheap GPU and run another monitor off of it. Like a gt 610 or something really cheap.
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post #3 of 17
Nope only two monitors will work. But a usb to dvi might work but not 100% sure it will work tho
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post #4 of 17
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Originally Posted by xion View Post

Pretty sure you can buy a cheap GPU and run another monitor off of it. Like a gt 610 or something really cheap.

What does lucid vitru do? I've heard of it but have no idea what it does other than it works with the onboard gpu.

I could buy that yeah.

Option 1: Get a small gpu to power it
Option 2: ????
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Nope only two monitors will work. But a usb to dvi might work but not 100% sure it will work tho

Yeah, nah I want a more permanent solution you know?
post #5 of 17
Best think would be to get a cheap card to connect the 3rd monitor. But if your thinking of gaming with 3 monitors then get a good card. Otherwise get a cheap card. That's the only thing you can do
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Best think would be to get a cheap card to connect the 3rd monitor. But if your thinking of gaming with 3 monitors then get a good card. Otherwise get a cheap card. That's the only thing you can do

not gaming, only side monitors. I just want them for workspace.

Is the additional card my only option?
post #7 of 17
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Originally Posted by chrisguitar View Post

not gaming, only side monitors. I just want them for workspace.

Is the additional card my only option?

Yup that's your only option
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Quote:
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Originally Posted by chrisguitar View Post

not gaming, only side monitors. I just want them for workspace.

Is the additional card my only option?

Yup that's your only option

What are you talking about? The board has Lucid Virtu which I'm sure will work with a dedicated onboard GPU.
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post #9 of 17
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What are you talking about? The board has Lucid Virtu which I'm sure will work with a dedicated onboard GPU.

So what do i need to download / do to get the 3rd monitor to work?

remember not for gaming people.
post #10 of 17
Just plug it in, my board doesn't have Lucid but it works.
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