dual monitors

guys i have windows XP home on one of my machines, what will i need to setup dual monitors?? My video card doesnt have tv out or anything...

thanks

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  1. You pretty much need a new video card that supports dual monitors.

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  2. I see, what one would you suggest?

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  3. or just a second video card. but it would be best to get a dual display card. any of the radeons with two connectors will do the job.

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  4. are you on a budget?
    If YES
    get a Ati Radeon 9000 or 9500. They both have dual-display capability plus TV-out. And Support for DirectX9.

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  5. Be careful there. A very few Radeon boards don't have the DVI connector, and not all come with a DVI to VGA converter. Best to check before you buy.
  6. and some don't suport some programs very well (e.g. some programs that use Open GL to render them)


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  7. Here is a great answer I found at on another similar post, that seems relevant here:

    The Three main ways to Setup Multiple Monitors

    1) You can buy a pre-manufactured multiple monitor computer. The best place to purchase a multiple monitor computer is at:
    Multi-Monitors.com. They carry a multi-monitor computer line called SUPER-PC that can support from 2 to 12 monitors.

    Multi-Screen Computer Systems

    Multiple Monitor LCD Displays

    2) You can get a USB to VGA Adapter, or USB to DVI Adapter that will allow you to add an extra monitor to your computer
    via any USB2.0 Port. You can also add multiple extra monitors by using multiple adapters. This is a great option for viewing
    documents, surfing the web, using Microsoft Office and many other business tasks. This is not a good option for intense
    graphical situations such as HDTV, Blu-ray, Gaming and 3D / CAD Workstation applications. For those types of scenarios,
    it is highly recommended that you purchase a high-powered multi-monitor workstation or a Matrox Dual or Triple Head2Go.

    Multiple Monitor Adapters

    3) You can replace or add an extra video card to your existing computer, depending on how many monitors you wish to support.
    Although this sounds easy enough, this is a rather complex solution for a beginner, especially when trying to find a compatible
    graphics card. For this reason, I am going to write an entirely seperate post on that topic and will link to it here, very soon.

    Multi-Monitor Graphics Cards

    Once you have your multiple monitor system set up and ready to use, you will need to enable all of your monitors in
    your “Display Properties” Control Panel. Here is a great link to a complete and animated walkthrough of how to enable
    your multiple monitors in Windows.

    How to Setup Multiple Monitors (Instructions)

    This is what it will look like when you are done:

    Multi-Monitor Video Demo 1
    Multi-Monitor Video Demo 2
  8. Is there a particular reason you needed to add that to a SIX YEAR OLD thread?? You know... Besides advertising for Multi-Monitors.com?
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