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I've been tasked with trying to make the 6000 Pro Microtower work with 3/4 monitors. The machine itself has VGA and DisplayPort outputs from the motherboard. I've installed a Radeon 4500 HD Video card, which has the ability to power 2 displays. I was thinking with the on-board outputs, I should be able to at least power an additional 1-2. I've tried different on-board drivers, but no luck.

Has anyone tried something like this with any of the HP machines?

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Just get an Nvidia Quadro NVS card, the 420 or 450, it's a single card, works a treat and is designed for exactly this kind of thing.

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Well as long as someone else threw out a specific company, I'd go with this one any day over the other. – Chris S Apr 25 '11 at 17:27
I've used earlier NVS cards in a variety of HP Workstations very successfully in the past, in fact my own current Z800 shipped with an NVS 295 which I've only recently changed to a Quadro 5000. – Chopper3 Apr 25 '11 at 17:41

I don't know the 6000 specifically, but on almost every HP I've seen, when you install a discrete graphics card, the on-board disables itself and can't be used. So you have to get a video card that support 3+, or get multiple cards (be mindful to get cards that play nice with each other).

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+1 This is the same with Dell machines as well. – DanBig Apr 25 '11 at 16:41
Sigh, upset that there is no way to make the on-board play nicely with anything else! – MJ. Apr 26 '11 at 14:02

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