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Old 09-20-2006, 11:02 PM   #1
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I recently revieved a second monitor, and I have read that you can install 2 graphics cards and run both monitors. I was wondering if I could do this using my intergrated video card and buying a cheap (maybe a Radeon 9200) video card. If this can work, any sugestions on a cheap video card would be great.
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Old 09-20-2006, 11:06 PM   #2
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I've never heard of running two graphic cards other than SLI (i could be wrong) But you could run two monitors from one card with two outs on it
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ihave run 2 monitors before, one on my video card, and one from integrated. i did that a long time ago, but i cant seem to get it to work now
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Just get a cheap vid card with 2 outputs. I'm currently using 2 monitors with my 6800GT. (has 2x DVI outputs)
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Um, you can't do that. You can't use integrated AND a seperate video card at the same time. One has to disabled while the other is in use. I suggest getting a 6600gt with two ports, whether it be vga or dvi, like this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814122201

Btw: mfrost, it's called crossfire, and it's from ati. It's ati's version of sli and yes, it works, and yes, it's worse and more expensive than sli, although it is more flexible... I use sli (see specs downbelow) for a gooood reason.
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Btw: mfrost, it's called crossfire, and it's from ati. It's ati's version of sli and yes, it works, and yes, it's worse and more expensive than sli, although it is more flexible... I use sli (see specs downbelow) for a gooood reason.
I know what Crossfire and SLI are, I was refering to running two graphic cards independantly from one another, which is what the OP was asking about
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Old 09-21-2006, 08:19 AM   #7
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if you have some really old cards and you want to run dual monitors, you can run 2 pci cards or an agp and a pci if you have that kind of setup. if you don't already have a card though, just get one with 2 outs like stated above, there a dime a dozen as it seems like all the recent cards have dual outs.
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Could you recomend me some good graphics cards with dual outs for under 100, 150 max. And neither of my monitors are dvi. Thanks
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