hooking up two monitors

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how do you hook up two monitors to one machine? i am running windows xp pro.

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You need a video card that will support two monitors or a second video card.

You can tell if the card supports two monitors as it will have two monitor plugs. Some cards have a different second plug for LCD and come with an adapter plug for a second VGA monitor.
 
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You need any of the following options:

--2 multi-monitor supported PCI graphics cards
--1 supported PCI graphics card and 1 supported AGP graphics card
--1 dual-head graphics card (Matrox G400 dual head)
--Supported on-board graphics and a supported PCI graphics card
 
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In addition to the other replies you might like to take a look at these sites :

http://forums.2cpu.com/ - For people running dual cpu machines - many have high end graphics setups and dual even triple monitor displays for flight sims, etc.

http://www.techimo.com

http://www.overclockers.com

http://www.sharkyextreme.com

Read all faqs and their forums and if necessary post also.

Also check out Matrox / Parhelia :

http://www.matrox.com/mga/products/home.cfm

http://www.matrox.com/mga/products/parhelia512/home.cfm
 
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