Posted 27 August 2006 - 08:51 PM
Yes, I have done this using a graphics card with a DVI and VGA connection. However this can also be done using 2 graphics card PCI, PCI-E or VGA. Install The Extra Graphics card and attach the monitor to the card.
Desktop, Right Click >Properties>Settings... The Two Monitors will show up, highlight the second and tick the box Extend Windows Desktop Onto this monitor.
I am not too sure about playing games and watching video on the other...maybe start the video on the second and the game will start on Monitor 1. I think games have to be support multi-monitors..only game i can think of is flight simulator.
Hope This Helps
P.S. Search "Setup Dual Monitors" there will be many guides with info.