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I want to do a dual monitor setup but my video card only has 1 dvi input. If i were to hook up one monitor to my video card adn the other to my integrated graphics (which r disabled right now) would i be able to run dual monitor? If i cnat do this how would i be able to run a dual monitor setup (ex. buying a new video card maybe???). BTW i only have PCI slots.
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Originally Posted by -relk-
I want to do a dual monitor setup but my video card only has 1 dvi input. If i were to hook up one monitor to my video card adn the other to my integrated graphics (which r disabled right now) would i be able to run dual monitor? If i cnat do this how would i be able to run a dual monitor setup (ex. buying a new video card maybe???). BTW i only have PCI slots.
Don't think so--can't have both the integrated and AGP at same time--dual monitor cards are cheap if you don't need gaming ability--fx5500
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Nope, you have got to have dual vid card outs.
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so can i buy another vid card and then hook dual monitors up from there?

EDIT: my video card is a fx5500
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post #5 of 7
The only way you can run Dual anything is via S-Video on a TV or Projector.

you'll have to get a vid card with either VGA/DVI or DVI/DVI
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No. Thats not true.
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well than i can buy another vid card and set it up from there?
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