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Two systems one monitor,what to do?

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Last response: in Displays
October 19, 2010 10:37:22 AM

I bought a dell S2309W a while back.I was using it with a system consisting geforce 9600gt,recently I found my old pc consisting fx 5200,I was hoping to hook the sytem of fx 5200 with the monitor along with the system of 9600gt.

The s2309w has both dvi-d and vga inputs,and fx 5200 has a vga output and the 9600 gt has dvi-d output.My question is that can I use both the systems simultaneously with the monitor with out doing any damage to it?Lets say both my systems are running and hooked with the s2309w,so basicaly I can switch one system to other using the monitors builtin input selection menu.But feeding the monitor data from two different systems simultaneously might damage it or so I fear,as I am no expert in this field.

I don't want to use a kvm switch if the built in function works with out damaging the monitor.Any help regarding this problem is welcome.
thank you.

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October 19, 2010 11:27:58 AM

Im pretty sure thats not possible. How about you try combining the best bits of all the PC's into one?
a c 376 U Graphics card
a b C Monitor
October 19, 2010 11:31:21 AM

I'm not sure it will work but you can try it. I don't believe it's even theoretically possible for plugging both in to damage the monitor.