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Old 11-01-05, 09:00 AM
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Dual Monitors

I have never worked with dual monitors before, but really want to try this setup at work, which has been optioned to me.

I will have a 256mb nVidia GeForce 6800 video card in the machine and I would be working with two 20" Ultra sharp Dell digital flat panels. Do you need any type of adapter to hook up two monitors? Special software?

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Old 11-01-05, 09:27 AM
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nope, built into Windows XP
Old 11-01-05, 10:12 AM
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you will probably need an adapter ... will cost about $10
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Maybe not. Check the back of your video card. If you have one DVI and one VGA port, you're fine. Better yet if you have two DVI ports. I have a BFG 6800GT OC and it has one of each back there. The more recent versions have dual DVI ports.

The nvdia desktop software allows for dual display setups. You can customize their placements (defining how your monitors are physically placed).

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Originally Posted by hahn
Maybe not. Check the back of your video card. If you have one DVI and one VGA port, you're fine.
Yes, it does.

Sounds great -- thank you very much for all the helpful information guys!
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I'm running dual Samsung 930b's on my 7800GT. Love 'em.

Ones DVI and the other analog...but its tough to tell the difference...at least for me.

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