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June 24, 2012 12:57:07 PM

My computer doesn't support dual monitors I'm looking for a video card that supports dual monitoring can you recommend a video card that will be compatible with a dell optiplex 360:
Intel Core 2 Duo CPU 2.80GHz
64-bit capable
4GB RAM
PSU 255W (+12v output 16amp)
PCIeX16 video card slot
Intel® G31Express Chipset
Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit

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a b U Graphics card
June 24, 2012 1:24:24 PM

just stick to either the hd6670 or hd6570. Your 255w psu won't hold anything higher. Both of those cards have dual link dvi connectors.

Actually, it looks like 16amp is a bit too low for the hd6670, just get the hd6570. Getting the hd6670 would be too risky since your psu is well below 300w.
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a b U Graphics card
June 24, 2012 1:40:35 PM

shamsmu said:
just stick to either the hd6670 or hd6570. Your 255w psu won't hold anything higher. Both of those cards have dual link dvi connectors.

Actually, it looks like 16amp is a bit too low for the hd6670, just get the hd6570. Getting the hd6670 would be too risky since your psu is well below 300w.


Sorry, scratch the bit about the 6850, I forgot the PSU was just 255W. I looked at some 6570s and none had dual-link dvi, just a dvi and vga. I suppose it will work fine with an adapter, so go for the 6570.
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a b U Graphics card
June 24, 2012 2:29:57 PM

You sure? It says that each one only has 1xdvi
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a b U Graphics card
June 24, 2012 2:50:10 PM

^^that

but I guess it doesn't matter as long as op can connect 2 monitors.
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a c 291 U Graphics card
June 24, 2012 3:17:55 PM

Yes I am sure. Look at the connector, not what Newegg says. Those are definitely dual link connectors. They are almost always very inaccurate on specs.

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a b U Graphics card
June 24, 2012 3:26:03 PM

Yes, but the video cards on the photos only have one DVI and one VGA connector on them.
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a c 291 U Graphics card
June 24, 2012 3:39:34 PM

Yea, and that DVI is dual link one.

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a b U Graphics card
June 24, 2012 4:30:46 PM

I understand that it's dual link :D  But I don't understand how the OP can plug in two DVI monitors in one DVI port and one VGA port. That's what I'm asking.
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a c 291 U Graphics card
June 24, 2012 6:08:11 PM

Well, first of all, he never said he needed two DVI ports. He could use DVI with HDMI, or DVI with VGA. Or he could use HDMI to DVI adapter/cable.
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