Quote: Originally Posted by septprince
I ma not so desperate. I am not gonna waste a large some of money on this old rig because by the end of next month I am going to set up a new rig..
I'm with you. Don't spend a lot of money on an old rig. You still have some options, even with this old rig. If you have a PCI slot available, you can put a cheap (as in ebay) video card and get your two monitors.
A better solution is a single video card that supports two monitors. I am looking at a Matrox G45+ MDHA32D/DEL AGP video card with 32MB memory. Not something to play video games with, but will support two monitors. I did a quick check of ebay (USA) and found one for $6 and one for $10 USD. If you plan to continue to use your old rig even after you get your new rig that's not a lot of money?
In defense of the video splitters, even though I don't have $350 USD laying around for such, the Matrox DualHead2Go and TripleHead2Go really make sense to me. They are a one time investment in technology that can be used with whatever video card you have at the time. You can upgrade your video card and spend less on the card because you can attach 2 or 3 monitors for aps or gaming with the adapter. You don't need an expensive video card that will support multiple monitors at 1600 X 1200 or whatever. If you get a new computer you can move the splitter to the new computer.
Its on my wish list. I want to do the flight sim thing with three monitors so I can see out the right and left windows without loosing my orientation. I'll never fly the real thing but ....