12-20-2013 09:24 AM
I'm looking at buying a Z230 workstation, tower model. My understanding is that it comes with ports for 3 monitors, two display ports and one VGA. Problem is I need it to run 4 monitors. My sales rep is suggesting a rather expensive graphics card that supports 4 monitors.
Anyone know if it would be possible to add a less expensive graphics card that only supports one monitor and still use the three built in graphics? Or would this be undesirable for some reason.
Thanks in advance,
12-29-2013 11:27 PM
First, I'd confirm that Z230 supports all three ports simultaneously. I am not so sure about that. Two - most likely. Three - just not sure.
The answer is "yes" though: you could have an add-on graphics card and attach monitors to both.
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01-15-2014 08:51 AM
With Windows 7 and 8, the Z230 can suport up to 3 monitors from the onboard ports - DP/DVI/VGA. If you want a 4th monitor to be connected, you can either go for an add-on graphics card, or add an HP USB Graphics Adaptor - This will allow you to connect a 4th monitor from a USB port on the system.
NL571AA - HP USB Graphics Adapter
01-15-2014 10:27 AM
If you are attaching three monitors through all of DVI connectors of montors, this will not work. Please refer to the folloiwng Customer Advisory: C04012437
If you can add a NVIDIA NVS 510 2GB Graphics controller, you don't have to use onboard Intel graphics. This card will support 4 monitors with one video driver with better control. You can also add NVIDIA NVS 310, 315 or other video cards as well to use 4 monitors with onboard graphics. I'd recommend to use the NVIDIA NVS 510 2GB Graphics controller.