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How to Use 3 Monitors

The motherboard that I'm using is an AsusTek M3A (details here) and the video card I have is an ATI radeon 3870. The problem is that the video card only has two DVI slots. What would be the easiest way to get triple monitors going? I could install another video card but the motherboard only has one PCI express x16 slot (which is used by the ATI card). Would an old PCI 2.2 video card work?

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The BIOS on my motherboard still gives an option to initialize the PEG (PCI Express Graphics) or PCI slot first, so I would assume a PCI 2.2 card should work.

If it doesn't work, you could certainly use a USB-to-DVI or USB-to-VGA adapter.

I do remember running into compatibility issues with some really old PCI video cards in a multi-monitor setup back when AGP was all the rage, but if you already have a card it wouldn't hurt to try.

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