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01-11-2009 01:41 PM
I have a Compaq Presario SR5610F. I want to upgrade the Video Card so I can run dual Monitors. What is the lowest cost card that will work with this machine? The computer has the PCI Express Slot. It only has a 250W power supply. It there a card that can be purchased to upgrade the card memory to 256 MB, run dual monitors, and not have to change the power supply? I do not need high end gaming card.
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01-11-2009 10:55 PM
01-11-2009 10:55 PM
01-13-2009 07:57 AM
Our company sells multi-monitor arrays with integrated stands, as well as the PCs and graphics controllers to drive them. If you're not doing any gaming and just need a dependable dual-output card, your case has full-height slots and can accomodate the most cost-effective models. Currently I would recommend an NVIDIA GeForce 9400GT or 9500GT. You can purchase them from various local or online vendors. If you want to expand to four monitors sometime in the future, consider the quad-output NVIDIA Quadro NVS 440 or the newest Quadro NVS 450. Both of those models can drive four monitors even from a lower-wattage power supply and with no fan noise. HP themselves sell these cards, as well as numerous online vendors. They're not cheap, though, and they're slower than the GeForce cards for stuff like animation, video and 3D.
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12-21-2009 01:24 PM - edited 12-21-2009 01:25 PM
I am looking for a four-monitor solution - I have an HP Pavilion A6720y - do you have any idea if that nvidia quadro nvs 450 card you mention will work in that machine? I do have a big power supply and an open PCIE 16slot...
If you know, thanks for the info - it is hard to find any credible information on the web!
12-21-2009 01:31 PM
You can use a four-output NVIDIA Quadro NVS 420 PCIe x16 in the main x16 slot. That card runs about $500. Alternately, you can use a two-output Quadro FX 380 x16 in the x16 slot plus a Quadro NVS 295 x1 or Quadro NVS 290 x1 in one of the three x1 slots.
You can buy those cards direct from HP, or if you buy a turnkey quad-monitor array from digitaltigers.com, we sell them as accessories.