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manhattan
04-03-2008, 11:28 AM
Hello again!

Those of you that know their way around a PC know what's best for what purpose - but as a learner builder, I am still confused! I have been trying to find a way of using a hi end AGP dual head card to run two Matrox 3 to go units giving me 6 outside views. From what I can gather, this is impossible due to resolution issues (unless anybody knows how to do it). As a result, I am considering buying a "bare bones" deal from a UK supplier offering me PCIe slots. I would hope to use two PCIe cards with one 3 to go unit on each - but before spending any cash, does anyone know if this will work (two PCIe cards, 6 view monitors?). If so, what PCIe cards would do the job? Would they have to be hi end?

The "bare bones" deal is as follows -

Intel Core 2duo.
2X1gb ram DDR
Intel 945 ATX Motherboard.
1 PCIe x16
2 PCIe
2 PCI
ATX Tower Case.

329.00.

The rest, I have to build in myself.

Here's hoping....


I am running FS 2004 (NOT FSX)


TONY

Michael Carter
04-03-2008, 01:18 PM
How fast is the processor?

If you use XP or XP Pro you might be able to pull this off.

manhattan
04-03-2008, 04:24 PM
How fast is the processor?

If you use XP or XP Pro you might be able to pull this off.

My current PC (AGP with PCI) is 2.7gb processor. I am on XP with 2gb ram.

But..... what AGP card should I use?