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Old 23rd December 2009, 22:25   #31
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you will need a Pcix graphic card. similar to shown above.

but the question remains, does your new mobo have the slot.??

since it just of utility and not for gaming get a nvidia 8400gs or ati 4350 based cards. You can get for around 1500/-
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Thanks for your help! I do have the required slot and I went and bought the PCIexpress graphic card as suggested. Now here comes another question. Will I need a DVI cable? Now that I have two VGA slots? I'm guessing I'll have to use only the slots on the new card and the the VGA slot originally present will be left open. I have a DVI to VGA converter - I'll probably need an additional VGA cable. So far so good
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The onboard video will be disabled by default.

you can use DVI cable if your tft supports.
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Thanks for your help! I do have the required slot and I went and bought the PCIexpress graphic card as suggested. Now here comes another question. Will I need a DVI cable? Now that I have two VGA slots? I'm guessing I'll have to use only the slots on the new card and the the VGA slot originally present will be left open. I have a DVI to VGA converter - I'll probably need an additional VGA cable. So far so good
So you have bought a new PCIExpress card with 2 VGA slots? If so, you will most probably need to-
1. Start your computer and enter your BIOS
2. Disable the onboard video and enable the new video card in the BIOS, save settings and switch computer off
3. Connect both monitors to the VGA card and switch computer on
If all is good, you should have both monitors working in clone or span mode. You can then boot into windows and select your choice of mode.

If your new card has 1 VGA and 1 DVI slot, you need to follow the same steps as above but would need to use the DVI to VGA cable to connect your second monitor.

Hope this helps
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The car I bought was just like the one in the picture. One VGA and one DVI. I got a converter from DVI to VGA. Thus two VGA
Sir Alec is right. The default port was disabled.
Thanks again for your help!
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here is my set up.

dell 22" + LG 22"
  • intel core 2 quad Q8400 2.6GHz
  • asus p5ql pro
  • asus en9400gt 1gb hdmi
  • hp 4gb ddr2 800 mhz
  • seagate 500gb sata
  • samsung 500GB sata
  • lg dvd rw
  • pixel-view tv tuner card
dell on VGA port & lg on DVI (using DVI to VGA) port.
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