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connect 2 monitors to one pc

by amarnivas / May 19, 2010 12:47 AM PDT

I have Dell Vostro 200 desktop PC with Intel Core Duo CPU E8200@ 2.66 GHZ, 2 GB RAM, Vista 32 bit. My cpu has 2 PCI, 1 PCI Express x1 and 1 PCI Express x16 slots.
I wish to connect a 17" Samsung flat screen monitor (1440 x 900) and a 15" Acer flat screen monitor (1366 x 768).
I will use this configuration for normal data processing (word processing, spreadsheets, etc.) i,e, not for gaming.
The two monitors must run independent applications, i.e. word processing on one monitor and spreadsheet on another without compromising on screen resolution.
Can someone suggest video card I require for this.

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Pretty much any
by Jimmy Greystone / May 19, 2010 1:55 AM PDT

Pretty much any video card these days can do that.

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Monitor resolution?
by amarnivas / May 19, 2010 2:23 AM PDT
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What about screen resolution. These two monitors have different resolutions, will any video card support two monitors with different resolutions?

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Sure
by Jimmy Greystone / May 19, 2010 3:01 AM PDT
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Sure. Virtually any video card is going to have dual RAMDACs. That's been a pretty standard feature for quite a few years.

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RAMDAC? what is that?
by amarnivas / May 19, 2010 1:01 PM PDT
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what does RAMDAC stand for?

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Just a pic to clarify
by H-bound / May 19, 2010 4:01 AM PDT
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card spec
by amarnivas / May 19, 2010 1:02 PM PDT
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can you tell me what brand card did you use and its specifications?

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I have a pic too.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 19, 2010 4:59 AM PDT
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card specs
by amarnivas / May 19, 2010 1:00 PM PDT
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thank you for the pic. I need card specifications. what card are you using for this config.

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No spec!
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 19, 2010 9:13 PM PDT
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Today's cards do this. I can see you are confused about all this and why not share EXACTLY what monitors you have, the settings you want to support, the OS, the card you are considering or ELSE you will continue to get answers like you have to date.
Bob

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