04/10/2012 8081 views

Need three monitors mirroring the same thing. I think I need a 4 port graphics card but not sure what kind compatible with my Dell optiplex 980 windows xp 32 bit

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You want the quadro NVS 420 it can drive up to 4 monitors. I have a rig that runs 3 and another rig that runs 5 with these cards





Answered 04/10/2012 by: ms01ak
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The NVS 420 might be a bit over kill for most applications.  We had a similar issue at our school.  Our Optiplex 980 was used to display some slides (nothing complex) as part of a digital signage system.  We mirrored the displays out to 3 different monitors using a VGA splitter.  Similar to the ones found here : 


If you just need one more display for workstation usage, a USB to (VGA) or (DVI) adapter might also work for you.  It won't do high definition video rendering, but most desktop applications will work fine.


Hope this is helpful!

Answered 04/10/2012 by: lan.pham
Third Degree Blue Belt

  • My company just purchased a PCIe Low-Profile video card for a Optiplex 960 and it worked great. It was an ATI Radeon HD 5570. link below.