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#1 E-Mu

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Posted 03 March 2008 - 10:08 AM

Right i need a dual graphics card for my PC as i run a lot of music software and need to see several boxes of information etc all at the same time (anyone who has used cubase will understand lol)

Basically im running Vista 32bit, haven't got the motherboard details to hand so apologies there if anyone was wanting them.

Just really wanting to know if anyone has any good recommendations of any card to get, keeping the cost as low as possible, not going to be used for gaming so doesn't have to be high spec...

cheap and reliable and does the job thats all im after :thumbsup:


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Posted 03 March 2008 - 10:24 AM

we will need the motherboard and present graphics or your computer make and model number identified before making a reccomendation

I assume you are talking about dual monitors?
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Posted 03 March 2008 - 12:25 PM

we will need the motherboard and present graphics or your computer make and model number identified before making a recommendation

I assume you are talking about dual monitors?


i will get these when i get home for you, just thought id post and ask whilst i was at work (slow day haha)

yeh im needing to run dual monitors, got the monitors just didn't get the card when i got the PC
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Posted 03 March 2008 - 12:36 PM

with an 800$ program I would think you would already have dual monitor support and then some
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Posted 03 March 2008 - 02:50 PM

i always used my laptop to run cubase and my other music app's as im "on the road" recording and thats what laptops where invented for to be portable lol, shot with it a light TFT Monitor and there ya go, however now i've got the new PC running i am going to store everything on there and use it to do my final mixing, keep all my samples/audio inputs and FX processors on there rather than have them lugging up ma laptop. then i keep the laptop basic, clear and simple for taking to recordings
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Posted 03 March 2008 - 04:06 PM

just a few of the desktop units with onboard video support dual monitors, hopefully yours has a pci/16 epress slot
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Posted 04 March 2008 - 07:20 AM

chewy i shall have a look for ya

didn't get chance last night, summit came up so i didn't even touch the PC lol
i'll post back as soon as i've had a chance

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Posted 04 March 2008 - 07:54 AM

the standard PCI old video cards are lame and overpriced, but at least they peacefully coexist(sort of) with the onboard video

the pci-e card will not coexist since it's sharing the same bus, so you would need a good enough one to push dual displays
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Posted 08 March 2008 - 11:13 AM

System

Manufacture : Zoostorm
Model: 45CMX Series

Processor: Intel Pentium Dual CPU E2160 @1.80GHZ
RAM: 1014MB
System Type : 32-bit operating system


Just copied and pasted from system properties to save time lol


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Posted 08 March 2008 - 05:43 PM

Can't find anything on a Google search. We need to know what kind of motherboard you have. Go into your start menu and into run. Type in dxdiag and tell us under system model what it says.
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Posted 09 March 2008 - 03:21 PM

System Model showing as "OEM"

and thats all it says lol, might have to have a look inside if thats no help
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Posted 09 March 2008 - 04:32 PM

Install EVEREST Home Edition.
It should tell what motherboard you have, along with just about everything else, about your computer.
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Posted 09 March 2008 - 06:10 PM

Install EVEREST Home Edition.
It should tell what motherboard you have, along with just about everything else, about your computer.



ive tried everest all its showing is

Motherboard ID : 08/21/2007-Lakeport-6A79HFKMC-00
Motherboard Name : Unknown



After looking insides i see:

"FOXCON 45CMX Series" (N15235)"

printed on the motherboard


Hope that helps - it is returning some results in google at least lol


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Posted 09 March 2008 - 06:41 PM

PCI Express x16 1


PCI Slots 2


http://www.newegg.com/Product/ShowImage.as...tel+Motherboard
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Posted 10 March 2008 - 03:28 PM

now we've cleared up on the motherboard and slots availible, :clapping:LOL

what would people recommend card wise?

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