Recommend Video Card

By flexable
Apr 25, 2008
  1. I have a new HP Pavillion a6400f and need dual monitor capability. I do not play games. I have one free pci exp x16 slot. Could anyone recommend a suitable card that would suit my needs?
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,243   +234

    So match the added card to the on-board video's chipset... example, if you have ATI graphics, go ATI PCI-e. If you have Nvidia, go Nvidia PCI-e. Just spend what is in your budget that's all there is to it
  3. Grafficks

    Grafficks TS Rookie Posts: 302

    Actually, I don't believe it's necessary to match the chipset of the onboard video.

    Given that most video cards have two output ports for two monitors, the onboard video can be disabled anyway since the video card will be the only device that is required.

    The only situation where graphics chipsets must be matched is when two video devices are to be used simultaneously, in which case it would be beneficial if both devices used an identical driver.
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,243   +234

    Yes I agree the on-board graphics would be disabled. Just pick a card with either two DVI connectors or DVI and VGA connectors
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