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Can I get new video card for dual monitors with 180W power supply?

By adambc
Jun 14, 2005
  1. Problem: I have a dimension 4500s, it's a slim case design, with a compact 180W power supply. I got a new dell 2001fp monitor a few months ago, and the picture is great, but i'd like to get a video card with dvi to make it better and especially to run dual monitors. Most new video cards recommnd 300W power supply. I'm wondering how much that matters, and if there is a (PCI only) card out there that will do what i want with my power limitations. I don't generally play a lot of games, so i don't really need powerful card, just a reliable dual monitor support with dvi.
     
  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    Hunt around for a Matrox G550 low-profile, available in both AGP and PCI. I've had this card in AGP for many years now, it should suit your power supply's limitations.
    It has the best quality picture you can ever get for business purposes.
    Price around $125.-/€100.-

    Matrox G55MDDAP32DB
    MILLENNIUM G550 DH 32MB DDR PCI LP DUAL-DVI/ANALOG, ATX BRACKET,PCI 33/66MHZ, DH, DU-DVI(1280X1024) u. DUAL ANALOG (1600X1200), TV-O optional/
     
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