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running dual video cards

by koppandson / March 20, 2008 4:01 PM PDT

i've got a new dell inspiron 530 desktop with a ati 2600 hd xt 256mb video card in it. the card has dual dvi connectors.

i have another video card ... the EXACT same. same model # and all.

can i install this card to run more than 2 monitors? i want to run 3 monitors total

thanks in advance

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If you mean install the other video card
by lacsr / March 20, 2008 8:56 PM PDT

And leave the existing card installed also, then no. Your motherboard cannot accommodate the extra card as you only have one PCI-E slot.

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3 monitors
by Jarrodschulte / March 22, 2008 3:37 AM PDT
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by azn_maxx300o / August 25, 2008 1:07 PM PDT

Would you happen to know what video card slot the Dell Inspiron 530 has? I want to upgrade my video card from nvidia 8300gs to nvidia 8800gt(requires pci express 2.0 slot) and i dont know if i have the right card slot for it.

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