Connecting to a Windows setup in Windows 7

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Can you connect more than 3 monitors to a Windows setup in Windows 7? How can they be arranged?

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First clear ur confusion ! see, it is the function of graphics driver, not Windows 7 itself. Intel chip sets with integrated video controllers (hope u have the same, though u did not mention here the configuration) only support a maximum of 2 monitors. U will either need multiple discrete graphics cards, or will need to find a specific model of video card that allows all 3 to be used at once. I heard that AMD has such kind of capability. U may go to AMD site and search for the same.

Caution: Windows 7 has added support for multiple heterogeneous graphics cards from different vendors. But that doesn’t mean to combine ATI and NVIDIA cards in an SLI-configuration.

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  • Sixball
    Agree w/ Rechil: Install the proper type/number of video cards and you should be able to get 2, 3 or more monitors running on your Win& machine...
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  • Chippy088
    You didn't say what motherboard you have in your system. The graphics cards available require particular expansion slots on the mother board. You need to find out what they are, and how many free slots you have. With that information it should be possible to source the required boards. I have a pci card with 2 dvi connections on it in my Win 7 pc, (The mother board will not support any more.) And I have an AGP board in my xp pc, with a vga and a dvi socket.
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  • Koohiisan
    There are also usb-connected video adapters which you can use to add more monitors. There used to be a limit of 9 monitors in past versions of Windows. I don't know what the limit is now...but I'd expect it to be at least 9. You can arrange those in any way you like. The display settings area allows you to drag/drop representations of the detected monitors to show their relation to one another (e.g, monitor 2 is to the left of monitor 1). Windows handles multiple monitors quite well!
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