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Inexpensive dual video card

By bulisani
Jul 10, 2006
  1. i am looking for an inexpensive dual video card, not for gaming purposes just dual function

    any suggestions!!!!!

    i think i will regret asking this but ...
    Is it possible to use onboard video card simultaneously with another video card.

    thanks in advance
     
  2. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    Do you want to use two monitor at the same time?

    If so, please tell us your graphics card model and manufacturer please.

    Cheers! :wave:
     
  3. bulisani

    bulisani TS Rookie Topic Starter

    yes i want to use two monitors at the same time

    Type of connection to PC PCI

    brand name does not matter
     
  4. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    Can you tell us your graphics card model and manufacturer, so we can help you better?
     
  5. bulisani

    bulisani TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i do apologies maybe i was not clear or don't understand your question.

    i am planning on buying a dual graphics card.

    my second question was about using on board video and another card.
    i currently have a matrox 64mb video card
     
  6. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    That depends on your motherboard. Some mobos completely disable the integrated video when you plug a new video card. If your video card has 2 video output connectors on the back, you're ready to go. It should have two blue connectors or 1 blue connector (VGA) and 1 white connector (DVI). Check that please.

    Cheers!
     
  7. Sean

    Sean TS Rookie Posts: 100

    Go dual 6600's. My friend has that in his comp and is considerably faster than one 256mb 6800.
     
  8. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    I think he just wants to display two images in two monitors. He doesn't care too much about gaming :)
     
  9. Sean

    Sean TS Rookie Posts: 100

    No shizz, that is the lowest card you can get, i was just describing how powerful them both would be in SLI, or you could get 6200's i think are PCi-X. But if you want dual video capibility, just get a cheap dual vid out card. Look Albatron 6600LE PCI-X. VGA, and DVI out. 68 bucks.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814170091
    [​IMG]
     
  10. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

  11. CrossFire851

    CrossFire851 TS Rookie Posts: 766


    I think you mean PCI-e. Please if you are unsure about something and want to start a flame war. Please Don't

    He said he wanted a PCI card wich is very doable.
     
  12. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    LOL yeah. PCI-X and PCI-E are different. The first is used in servers only whereas the other is used in laptops and desktop PCs. Also PCI-X is compatible with older PCI devices while PCI-E is a completely new standard without support for the older PCI devices. Plus PCI-E is bidirectional while PCI-X, like PCI, is unidirectional.
     
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