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2 monitors with dual view on GeForce 6150 LE

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#1 iamfratty


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Posted 19 January 2011 - 07:33 AM

I have an HP Pavilion Media Center a1630n. 3.5 ram, Athlon 64 X2 (W) 4600+ 2.4 GHz, Win xp 32bit media center edition. The video card that came with it was Nvidia GeForce 6150 LE. I put an Nvidia Geforce 8800GTS 640mb Gddr3 in it. When I bought it way back when I used it for gaming and such. Now the computer is just used for work. I have 2 monitors hooked up to it for dual view. It has 2 dvi inputs so each monitor was hooked up to each input. The Geforce 8800GTS just died on me. So it is now using the original GeForce 6150 LE, and using just 1 monitor in the original vga input.

I want to still use 2 monitors on it using dual view. Can I just buy a vga splitter (http://bit.ly/hcZq10) and hook 2 monitors to it while using that original GeForce 6150 LE? Or will that be too much for it? Would I be better off buying another Geforce 8800GTS 640mb (or similar). Keep in mind that I only use it for web development/design work. Not gaming.

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Posted 19 January 2011 - 07:50 AM

If you dont mind a mirrored view, you probably wont be able to extend the desktop that would probably work. I think though youd be better off getting a new card, nothing fancy pick up a low end NVIDIA or ATI card with dual outputsand throw it in there would work best in my opinion something like this will work fine for that



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Posted 19 January 2011 - 07:59 AM

Thank you. When I bought the computer and the 8800 GTS, they hooked everything up with the new wires and such that came with the card. If I get a new card, will I just be able to hook it up with the existing wire, or will I have to re wire stuff? ---Not sure if one would know right off hand, but thought I would ask just in case.

Also, what would be a good Nvidia alternative to the ATI you linked to? I am more familiar with Nvidia, and am happy with their products,

Edited by iamfratty, 19 January 2011 - 08:11 AM.

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