I have an older computer with this Motherboard ASUS P4SD-LA
Currently I can have dual monitors running at the same time independent of each other.
This is the complete spec, if it helps. http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00041640&tmp_task=prodinfoCategory&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&lang=en&product=408062
I would like to upgrade the video/graphics card to something better.
I am wondering if there are cards that works independently from the computer, like a card that has it's own processor, memory and can hold up to three monitors. The card should work without using any CPU/RAM from the computer.
Any suggestions? This computer is a little old so I am not sure what would work.
A 4650/70 or 3870/50 in agp form are your best bets, but you will be CPU bound in anything you play.
And yes, they are/were made, just gotta find them.http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductLi ... rder=PRICEhttp://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductLi ... rder=PRICE
So just to be clear, you are saying any card I get including the once you mentioned will required or use the CPU right?
How much CPU resource?
Also I have about three PCI slots, can I installed more then one video card?
Like put two of the same video card in different PCI slots?
I will not
be using this computer for games, just for music composition.
I like the multiple monitors because I can open different application in different monitors.
Eg: The piano Roll in one monitor and the Virtual Mixer in the next monitor.
Thanks for your help!