Regarding your last paragraph, yes to all the questions. There is a small program that up to this point has worked flawlessly; it's called ultramon. I am using three different Nvidia cards on my bedroom computer with a 19" CRT in the center and a 15" LCD on each side at 1024x768, 1280x1024, and 1024x768 respectively. No problems. When I installed the cards it didn't work right after I added the third but when I shut it down and just juggled them around in different slots the next time it came up fine. BTW Ultramon is not a necessity but you will like the features it offers. Windows XP is basic out of the box. One example: With Windows alone each of my screens would display the same desktop image but Ultramon lets you use a wide image and stretch it across all three.