|I have a Vostro 200 running Windows XP SP3 32 bit. It has 1 PCI-E x16. 2.0, 1 PCI-E x1 and 2 Regular PCI slots. I am attempting to run a 3 monitor system and have run into some problems. I started out with a dual monitor setup using the 512-P3-N954-TR, outputting dual DVI. Everything worked fine at this point. I decided I wanted to add a third, so I purchased a standard PCI video card, 128-P1-N309-LX, for my 3rd monitor. After installing the 2nd card, the computer booted up fine, Windows xp starting trying to install the hardware, and possibly was trying to use some of the drivers that came with the first card. I put in the supplied cd and installed the drivers for the PCI card and rebooted. It got to the Windows XP logo and blue screened. The only way I can get the computer booted up with both cards installed is in safe mode. I tried installing the drivers separately in safe mode and had no success.|
I thought about using the integrated graphics as a 3rd monitor option, but it is automatically disabled when an add-in graphics card is present.
I am interested in SLI configuration or Crossfire, but am afraid that because I only have 1 x16 slot, I would be unable to do so.
The only option that I have come up with is to 1. try another PCI card of a different brand (I've heard opposing opinions) or 2. Go with this card
ATI 100-505588 FirePro 2450 512MB PCI Express x1 Multi-View Workstation Graphics Accelerator
Which supports 4 DVI out of the box with a x1 slot.
I need desperate help on what I should do and if any of these findings I have are incorrect.