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Old 09-25-2005, 05:37 PM   #1
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ok on my regular day to day pc i want to run dual monitors on it. thing is i dont know how. on my moms labtop there is a monitor input so i can just use the labtop monitor and stuff so what do i do for a desktop do i require a new graphics card?
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Old 09-25-2005, 06:16 PM   #2
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does anyone know how to run dual monitors?
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Old 09-25-2005, 08:31 PM   #3
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anyone know how to run dual monitors on a desktop?
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Old 09-25-2005, 08:36 PM   #4
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Here is a step-by-step guide i found that can help you set up dual monitors.

http://www.verdictsystems.com/suppor...aul%20Monitors

i hope that helps you!

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i know that already i just need to know wehre to plug in my second monitor and if i need any extra hardware.
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Old 09-25-2005, 09:13 PM   #6
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You need a video card that has two vga or DVI output. Somthing like this:

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Old 09-25-2005, 09:25 PM   #7
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cant i just get another vid card that has a regular monitor input and just plug it in from there or no? i dont htink my currnet monitors ahve those kinds of inputs.
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yeah, you could put another video card in it, I don't see a problem with that. just get a cheap card or something
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Old 09-25-2005, 11:41 PM   #9
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i need a new graphics card now so which one do u guys suggest i dont wanna make another topic so i was debating over three

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102434
this is pci and i have two pci slots open and one agp.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130197

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150086

which one has more bang for the buck? and according to the specifcations i would need a new power supply so i trying to get something no lower than 300 but when i went to go talk to the guy at compaq he said that my motherboard wont accept any other powersupply is this true?

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/d...name=c00387088

those are my specs for my pc. i just want to maybe play bf2 and definately play some other games. if anyone else has opinions on graphics cards please post.
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