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PCIe 1.0 Dual Head Graphics Card

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
August 5, 2012 11:08:45 PM

I'm looking for an older dual-head graphics card. I have an HP Pavilion a6417c with PCIe x16 (1.0) slot and would like to attach another monitor. Preferably, I'd like to disable the onboard graphics and drop in a dual-head card. Through research I've found that 2.0 cards may work, and 2.1 cards may not work. For the cards I have found, I don't know how to tell if they will be power-hungry or not. Although, some have recommended a 300W or better power supply.


I just want two monitors. I don't care about gaming or polygons. Just Skype on one screen, Office on the other.
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a b C Monitor
August 5, 2012 11:31:33 PM

All the current (and agreat many older) cards support at least dual monitors.
Look at the price, if it's ove $50 US or 30 quid it's probably far more than you need.
Look at the cards connectors rather than maker or specs: Will it connect to BOTH your monitors? If so, and it's under $50 or £30 then it's fine for your requirements.
The PCI-E 1.1 slots had some issues with later cards but all the others will happily co-exist.