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Hooking up two monitors -- Win 98

By ojmj ·
I would like to know what hardware is required -- and how to install it -- so that I can have two monitors (showing the same data) on a Windows 98 PC.

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by Wingtech In reply to Hooking up two monitors - ...

G'day
The best way is to use an amplified splitter this way image quality is kept and cable length is not an issue. Belkin ExpandView model F1D068au 1 comp to 4 monitors is one we use.

A "Y" cable can be bought to split the VGA output to 2 monitors, but this is not recommended as it will incorrectly load the video card (possible damage) and signal degradation will occur due to excess length.

Hope this helps

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by ojmj In reply to Hooking up two monitors - ...

Thanks to both of you. I am leaning toward the Belken because of a limited budget, but it looks like it will do the trick.

O.J.

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by rgrowcock In reply to Hooking up two monitors - ...

An alternative is to get a new video card with this capability. Matrox G200/G400 comes to mind, and ATI has a Radeon that has dual video heads. Here is a link (remove any spaces)that explains the dual monitor card: http://www.matrox.com/mga/dualhead/whatisdh.cfm.

Price would be about $35 and up, checkout www.pricewatch.com.

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by ojmj In reply to Hooking up two monitors - ...

Thanks to both of you. I am leaning toward the Belken because of a limited budget, but it looks like it will do the trick.

O.J.

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