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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Noyb, Jan 10, 2015.

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  1. Noyb

    Noyb Trusted Advisor Thread Starter

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    This Computer was on sale for Christmas ... (a refurb)

    I’d like to upgrade it to run dual displays .. (I’ll mainly be using it to edit videos, author DVDs and upload to YouTube)
    I’m wondering if this PSU and Video Card will work ... or if anyone has better suggestions for "about" $100 or less ???

    The PCI Express x16 slot (Gen 3.0) has me confused … Is this the same as a PCI Express 3.0 x 16 ??
    Would This be a better choice for a video card ??
     
  2. Triple6

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    The computer already supports dual monitors, one by VGA and one by DVI-D. Do either of the monitors have DVI or HDMI?

    If neither monitor has a digital input then that PSU and GPU should work.

    Does your video editing software support GPU hardware acceleration, if it does then you may want a better card that is supported by the software to improve rendering speed.
     
  3. Noyb

    Noyb Trusted Advisor Thread Starter

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    I couldn't get the dual video to work ... The second monitor doesn't show when connected via DVI-D>VGA ???
    I'm using Windows Movie Maker 2012 and W7's DVD maker ???
     
  4. Triple6

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    Nope, DVI-D(Digital) cannot be convert to VGA(Analog) without a converter box. Only DVI-A or DVI-I whioch have analog signals can be converted to VGA. Not sure that the converter is intended for.

    So neither monitor DVI or HDMI?

    Neither of those programs benefit from adding a video card, no GPU hardware acceleration.
     
  5. Noyb

    Noyb Trusted Advisor Thread Starter

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    DVI-D .. But the run is longer than my available DVI cables ...
    I think I'll order an extension ... And still think about the Card and PSU.
    Many Thanks.
     
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