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Dual Monitor and Video Card Setup


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#1 Ninjax

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Posted 14 March 2009 - 03:09 PM

I'm thinking of getting a bigger monitor, and using a dual monitor setup. But I would have to get another video card for that, as my current Geforce 6800 only supports 1 DVI input. But I want to keep this card and use it for one of the monitors, and get another card and use it with my second monitor that I plan to get. How would I do this?

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Posted 14 March 2009 - 03:58 PM

Is this 6800 an AGP slot card? If so, to get a second graphics card, you'll have to get a PCI card. A Nvidia 6200 would probably be the best choice. However, there could be driver conflicts, but staying with the two Nvidia cards in the same series may be alright. Also, if you have a power supply with low wattage, under 350-400watts, then two cards may be too much for your system.

Why not get a new graphics card with 2 connections for monitor? It would be much easier.
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Posted 14 March 2009 - 05:14 PM

It probably would be a better idea to do what you said, plus I'm not that skilled with the insides. Thanks.

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Posted 14 March 2009 - 05:52 PM

I have another question about a graphics card I'm going to buy. How do I know if it's compatabile with my computer? I already know that I have a PCI-E slot and the card I want fits in it, but what about the number of pins and the power supply? How do I find this out?




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