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how can i connect 2 monitors on my pc

By uziel ·
i have a 17" monitor from my old pc that im not using anymore, can i use it on my new pc so i can watch tv or search the web on one monitor and do my work on the other? how can i do it? do i need to install a devise on my pc? i have a P4 1.3 HT, running windows XP.

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by jschein In reply to how can i connect 2 monit ...

It's called a video card... A video card that supports "DUAL-MONITORS"

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by CG IT In reply to how can i connect 2 monit ...

lol well duh..... as Sgt Shultz would say I know Noth ing!!!!!

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by sgt_shultz In reply to how can i connect 2 monit ...

xp is picky about what cards you can use i think. check it out support.microsoft.com pick Windows XP then search by dual monitors. you will see how to article. short and worth reading.
but, i really do know noth-ING and i am nearsighted and grouchy also...i have some prisoners around here somewhere...

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by TheChas In reply to how can i connect 2 monit ...

You need a second video card, preferably, one that uses the same make of graphics processor as your primary video card.

ATI includes software with their drivers to support multiple monitors.

NOTE: the details on dual monitor support at ATI say that BOTH monitors need to be set to the same resolution settings.

Chas

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by kennethsf In reply to how can i connect 2 monit ...

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Although it is a good idea to install a second video card, chances are you'll need to buy a PCI video card (almost all of video cards nowadays are AGP, but computers happen to have just one AGP slot, and it's probably in use now in your system) It could be good to check if your computer already has an AGP video card (then you'll need a PCI second one) and, if not, to see if it has an empty AGP slot (although usually computers with integrated video can't run both the AGP slot and the internal video at the same time)

Run a price comparison between a good replacement video card with two connectors (dual monitor card) and a second video, PCI card.

HTH
Ken

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