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hooking up two monitors

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  1. volgirl16

    volgirl16 Thread Starter

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

    thanks!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  2. slipe

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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.
     
  3. newkid

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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
     
  4. RSM123

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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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