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Currently using optiplex 745 with a pci video card that has two conns for independent monitors. I am using both conns for two independent monitors succesfully. I would like to add a third monitor and realize I have to add an additional pci card. What pci card is compatible with the optiplex 745 to accomplish this.

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The slot is right alongside the only PCI slot. The PCI slot will be white, and the "GPU slot" will likely be black (it is on my 740). Your machine has a PCI Express (or PCIe) x16 slot in it, but be careful, since it does not have room for a full-sized card. You'll have to get a "low profile" card to make it work. I just upgraded several of these at work and we chose an XFX Geforce 8400GS card, which ran about $70 and supported dual monitors.

This gives you the specific answer, but the question you really asked is how to find out, and the best way is to go to and enter your Service Tag, then go to "upgrade options" and see what types they suggest. That's where I went to find out it was PCIe and then went shopping elsewhere. Source(s):…

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