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Video Card for dual monitors

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#1 BigLou99


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Posted 20 June 2012 - 07:35 PM

I have a Dell Inspiron 531 and want to install a good quality video card that will support dual monitors.
One of the monitors has a DVI connection; both have VGA.
The Dell has a PCI 164 pin connector on the motherboard per the specs (I did not open the case yet).
Budget is $100 or less. Not for games but for school/business use.
Suggestions appreciated.

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#2 killerx525


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Posted 21 June 2012 - 01:57 AM

GIGABYTE GV-R645OC-1GI Radeon HD 6450 1GB - $47 - Cheap, simple and can output 3 monitors simultaneously.

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#3 DJBPace07


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Posted 21 June 2012 - 02:02 PM

Technically, any card will do if it has multiple outputs. However, if you are using high resolution monitors or doing any kind of modeling, a somewhat more powerful graphics card would be best. One with about 2GB of video memory would be best in that case.



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