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dual monitors at 1900x1200 res on nvidia 8600

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
October 27, 2008 9:12:58 PM

hi there!

im currently running a 24 inch lg monitor on 1900x1200 res on one of the dvi ports of my nvidia 8600 card. i want to buy another 24 inch monitor and run it on the 2nd dvi slot at 1900x1200 res. is this possible or do i need to lower the res on both?

if i wanted to keep both at 1900x1200 res, can i buy a cheap nvidia 8400 card and run dual graphics cards or is this even possible?

October 27, 2008 9:23:44 PM

That card wouldn't work out very well for gaming but if you just are aiming to use 2 monitors then that should work out fine
October 27, 2008 9:30:59 PM

Sure you can. It will work fine, But not at all for gaming.
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October 29, 2008 1:01:32 PM

for gaming it would work out better if you got one higher speck card like the 8800 or even the GTX 280 (monies permitting). Dual monitors should be fine for all tho
October 29, 2008 1:06:23 PM

oh and i was gonna say that two 24 inch monitors if ****ing massive. I ahve two 19inch at home and work with two 22inch at uni and they are easily big enough, sure you got a big enough table.
October 30, 2008 6:22:01 PM

hey guys thanks everything worked out fine, the dual dvi connection was perfect. haha i ended up getting a 25.5 monitor, the samsung t260, unfortunately its not that great and really shows a blue hue for all settings.

im going to get a syncmaster 2493hm instead. there definitely is a complete domination of my table, but its been perfect for doing work, i love it.

its like having 1900x1200 times two then my laptop was overkill. i have two presentations today and i couldnt do any work yesterday cause there was so much pixel action going on haha.

thanks for the help guys.
November 1, 2008 12:40:52 PM

Post back and tell how it works out while gaming.
I would be interested to see if the MB can provided the data necessary to feed both sides of the card in a graphics intensive setup.