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JD79
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XPS 8300, ATI Radeon HD 5670 supporting 3 monitors

I was about to purchase an XPS8300 with a ATI Radeon HD 5670 video card however I've come to find out that this card (at least the version of it sold thru Dell) will not support 3 monitors. 

Can someone provide me with a cheap and non-techy solution to this problem?

I thought maybe I could buy the system and replace the ATI Radeon HD 5670 card from Dell with the 'real' ATI Radeon HD 5670 card that supports 3 monitors. Is this doable? Is it 'difficult' to swap out a video card?

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sudio
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Re: XPS 8300, ATI Radeon HD 5670 supporting 3 monitors

Hi -- see my post near yours on a similar topic:

en.community.dell.com/.../19382319.aspx

I recently purchased an 8300 with the Radeon 5670, and you're right, it supports only 2 monitors.  I'm hoping to put in a second video card for the 3rd monitor, but it'd have to be a PCI x1 card, because the 8300 has only one PCI x16 card.  I'm trying to find out if that's doable.  Will post my findings.

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freakmarket
3 Argentium

Re: XPS 8300, ATI Radeon HD 5670 supporting 3 monitors

easy fix ... order just the 8300 without the card and buy an eyefinity card from someone else.  just remember with eyefinity one of your monitors has to support display port.

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JD79
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Re: XPS 8300, ATI Radeon HD 5670 supporting 3 monitors

So it comes stock with a video card... I can just pull that one out once I get it and replace it with another video card? I'm not savvy with that. Is it difficult to swap out a video card?

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