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Old 11-07-2007, 05:11 PM   #11
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if you want a few go to www.newegg.com
and take a gander
just about every GeForce 7+ has it
i know the 8600, 8800s do
it all depends on how much power and what kind of a budget you have
wth
hang on
well lookie there! 4 without having to scroll down!
http://www.newegg.com/Store/Category...-Video-Devices
here take it from here
http://www.newegg.com/Store/SubCateg...me=Video-Cards
on the left side select the price range that you are looking at
and then just scroll down and look at the pics
then if you find one that you like
such as
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814143112
(im a big NVIDIA & BFG man)
and now you can click on the pics and look at it in a bigger pic and different views
its a PCI-E x16 card with dual DVI-I output and an S-Video connection as well
not to mention its to no shabby on the ol wallet either!
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Old 11-07-2007, 05:14 PM   #12
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Being a little more realistic for his needs here:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150249
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Old 11-07-2007, 05:22 PM   #13
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if i have a card that has two connectors one VGA and another DVI-I could i run two monitors
Yes, depending on your monitors you will need a DVI to VGA adaptor (if monitors are VGA) or VGA to DVI adaptor (if monitors are DVI)
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Yes, depending on your monitors you will need a DVI to VGA adaptor (if monitors are VGA) or VGA to DVI adaptor (if monitors are DVI)
yea i have the VGA to DVI adapter so im all set, sweet

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Old 11-07-2007, 05:36 PM   #15
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no worries, when you get them set up you'll need to decide whether to use Spanned, dual or cloned displays

spanned will extend your desktop across both monitors (single task bar across both screens), dual will give two desktops (only one with task bar) cloned will give two identical desktops
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i was under the im pression that he wanted 2 DVI ports
but what ever
i still gave him a link to the main vid card page
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Old 11-07-2007, 05:54 PM   #17
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dual sounds good, does it like pop up and ask you to do that or how do you do it, make it so its dual layout
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You don't need dual DVI ports. The one lhuser posted should be fine for your needs. You said you have a DVI to VGA adapter already, so just get 2 VGA monitors and it will work fine.
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yea i got two VGA monitors and 1 VGA to DVI adapter, i was just wondering after i plugged them in do i have to make any setting changes
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yes, you'll have to go to Display properties > settings tab and select your options there i.e. which monitor is on the left or right etc, you'll note that your cursor will disappear from one side of a monitor and reappear on the other screen so you'll need to select the monitors position to make this happen in the middle of both screens (left side on one, right side on the other) you can do this by dragging the monitor to the correct position in display properties > settings tab

Also you need to select your desired desktop configuration e.g. spanned, dual or cloned
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