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Dual Monitors

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Peter Komar, Sep 1, 2007.

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  1. Peter Komar

    Peter Komar Thread Starter

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    I have a Dell 4600 with onboard video which I disabled months ago to install a Nvidea stand alone video card. The system works great but now I would like to add another monitor for a dual setup. Can I enable the onboard video for one monitor and use the stand alone card for another monitor?
    Will this cause conflicts?

    Thanks for your help.
     
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  3. stantley

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    No, it won't work. You can use either onboard video or the card but not both at the same time. Many video cards have dual output, if the one you have now only has a single output then you'll have to get a new one.
     
  4. Peter Komar

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    Thank you, Can I run two stand alone cards? I may be able to get my hands on one from an old comp.
     
  5. Darth Revan

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    actually if you know what you are doing you can have both the onboard and expansion card both enabled and streaming dual monitors. i am doing that right now.
     
  6. stantley

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    That usually causes problems, too. It looks like you have an AGP slot, I would just get a decent AGP card with dual output.
     
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    Yes, it depends on the computer and the OP has a Dell 4600 which I'm pretty sure doesn't have that capability.
     
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