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Dell Inspiron 530 Dual Monitors

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June 13, 2011 7:08:02 PM

I have a Dell Inspiron 530 and I want to connect two monitors to it. This is a mini tower, not a slim line case. I only have the OEM 300 watt power supply. Are there any suitable video cards that I can install that will work with my existing 300 watt power supply to run two monitors? This is for web surfing, not gaming. I recently upgraded the RAM on this and I sort of have the "bug" to do other upgrades.
June 15, 2011 4:53:49 PM

Jim1348 said:
I have a Dell Inspiron 530 and I want to connect two monitors to it. This is a mini tower, not a slim line case. I only have the OEM 300 watt power supply. Are there any suitable video cards that I can install that will work with my existing 300 watt power supply to run two monitors? This is for web surfing, not gaming. I recently upgraded the RAM on this and I sort of have the "bug" to do other upgrades.


I ended up buying an ASUS EAH5450SILENT/DI512MD2/LP 512MB DDR2 Video Card last night. It was recommended on the 4 all memory web site and had a pretty reasonable price, plus a rebate on top of it. It seems to work just fine on my Dell Inspiron 530.


http://www.4allmemory.com/video-card/dell-inspiron-530/

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August 9, 2011 3:25:24 PM

I'm trying to do the same thing, but have only the one port for monitor 1. Do I need a splitter as well as the new card?

My specs: Intel G33/G31 Express Chipset Family

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August 9, 2011 5:48:59 PM

chemicoons

a video card will usually have 2 to 3 outputs
just need to match up to the outputs on your monitors

you wont need a splitter with a video card that has multiple outputs
try to get a card that has outputs to match your monitors

the HD 5450 that Jim picked was a great choice for a multimonitor
non-gaming card

under $40 on Newegg
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

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