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hey i just got another monitor so i can speed up my chit a bit. my question is how do i hook it up? what do i need? i was told by people at best buy that i need to hook up a network or both monitors will just show the same things on the screen i don't think that is correct?? someone else told me that all i need is a new video card?? HELP ME PLEASE!!

thanks in advance


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You just need a video card with 2 outputs. Most new ones have them these days.

You could also get a PCI video card to go alongside the AGP one you already have.


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thanks tic.....and that will allow me to have two different things on each screen?
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yeah, you just right click the desktop and go into the screen properties. you should see two screens instead of one, you can then chose what position each screen is relative to where you physically have them.
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The ATI Radeon's are my favorite $120+. Support flat panel, CRT's and TV....check 'em out. They expand the display across two monitors. http://www.ati.com/

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Walmart has NVIDIA boards for under a hundred bucks. http://www.nvidia.com

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I hate to contradict Dardadog, especially after all I've learned from his posts, but I service PC's for a living....thousands. In my experience, NVIDIA cards have a shorter lifespan, about a year. That's why I recommend ATI cards. Sorry Dog...

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Marty, if you clean the ghost turds out of the cooling fans on the invidias--they last longer...

also, snap out the fan blades, and put a single dab of silicon GREASE on the bushing....


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LOL glassman.....I prefer to keep them out of systems.....but keeping the cat hair, dust and dirt out of the entire system, certainly helps...LOL.....

on a side note....serviced a client 3 years ago who had 25+ Micron PC's with NVIDIA cards in them....almost to the day, all the cards fried after 1 year of ownership....LOL....I cringe today when I service a PC with an NVIDIA card.

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i guess it's good for biz...a dusty place i mean. which reminds me its time to do a claening on my pc
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quote:
Originally posted by Marty:
I hate to contradict Dardadog, especially after all I've learned from his posts, but I service PC's for a living....thousands. In my experience, NVIDIA cards have a shorter lifespan, about a year. That's why I recommend ATI cards. Sorry Dog...

Marty


Thanks for the heads up. Had mine for about a year now. I'll watch for trouble.

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Ahhhh....a can of canned air can do WONDERS for a PC, TV, DVD player PS2, etc..AND, can extend the life of the product...a great method of general maintenance Have fun!

Marty


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My pleasure Dog....and thanks again for all the great info....microcaptrade with your filters, is invaluable! Thanks...


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quote:
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Ahhhh....a can of canned air can do WONDERS for a PC, TV, DVD player PS2, etc..AND, can extend the life of the product...a great method of general maintenance Have fun!

Marty



popular with the pets too...LOL


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LOL glassman.....fluffing kitty with the canned air MAY cause kitty excitement, or MADNESS....similar to katnip LOL

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just as good as the squirt gun for keeping them off the: desk/table/counter...you name it after two blasts, they run when i reach
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LOL glassman....

My friend has 2 persians that chase the mouse pointer across the screen!!! Hahaha!! Too funny!!! Cat and mouse play.....OK, too corny :>
Have fun!

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thanks for the posts!
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I agree with Marty, and I build computers from scratch as well.
Radeon 9600-9700+.. somewhere in there.. the newer models are designed to handle 2 flat panel monitors.. older models you'll need an adapter. And newer models come wit Hydravision software which sets up dual/triple monitors beautifully, with lots of options.
My experience is Nvidia's, especially with lots of use and running hot, kick it after 12-18 months.
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The ATI Radeon's are my favorite $120+. Support flat panel, CRT's and TV....check 'em out. They expand the display across two monitors. http://www.ati.com/

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HOW MANY MONITERS CAN YOU RUN OFF ONE COMPUTER?
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i'm runnin 4 and i could get six if i had more space on my desk....

the coolers on the cards make it tight, but i could add another invidia GE force FX 5200 PCI...
and i have a 5200 AGP too.....i can set the screen resoltion different on each monitor with the invidia software....overlapping desktops with different resolution does some odd things once in awhile, but i have been running this setup for only 6 months so......


my living room looks like the control room on the Starship Enterprise...make it so, number one.....LOL

[This message has been edited by glassman (edited December 17, 2004).]


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ahh, 4! I'm so jealous!!!

agreed.. look for dual VGA. i neglected to state that earlier.
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i'm runnin 4 and i could get six if i had more space on my desk....

the thing to look for is DUAL VGA......



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i was looking at a new tower that has EXTRA cooling power and thermometer....but this one isn't old enough to start taking that far down yet....
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SO EACH MONITOR DOES SOMETHING DIFFERNT.SO WITH 3 COMPUTERS YOU COULD GO NUTS.
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i can't go nuts pappy....i already went
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NOW I UNDERSTAND
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there is a 2-way USB switch that allows you to switch between 2 computers on one keyboard...

i use a wireless intellimouse( i like it) and a wireless logitech programable keyboard,

sometimes, my typing is worse than the normal bad cuz i am sitting in odd postions....

no, not standing on my head..LOL

and Dog is the one who gave me all the advice to set this up......

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I WAS AT BESTBUY LAST WEEK LOOKING AT A HUB FOR KEYBOARD AND MOUSE THAT WILL RUN ALL 3 COMPUTERS AT ONCE.
IF I COULD SEVRAL MONITORS ON ONE COMPUTER WHEN I GET MICROCAP COULD BE VERY HELPFULL.

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Dog and microcaptrade helped me pay for all this....
oh yeah, sorry Bob, a little help from allstocks too i suppose

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I KNOW. YOU AND DOG, DIANA, BABE, WHIZ, AND A COUPLE OTHERS ARE VERY KIND PEOPLE TO SHARE YOU INFO AND WISDOM. THANKS

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i was really looking forward to having a dogpound...
he and i trade very differently, but his insights helped me avoid a lot of serious problems as i moved from "investor" to trader....
i am especially interested in how to use excel spreadsheets to track MORE of the pennies...
i am maxed out in terms of what i can manage without spreadsheet data....
i run screeners every day after hours looking for subtle volume "irregularities" but i end up with tooooo much data to manage effectively..



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