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Windows 7: what inexpensive video card for dual display?

07 Dec 2009   #1
crankydog

windows 7
 
 
what inexpensive video card for dual display?

Thanks for all the help! i thought that this question needed a thread all it's own.


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07 Dec 2009   #2
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Anything NVIDIA 6xxx.
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08 Dec 2009   #3
bloke

Windows 7 7600 x64 (16385) Ultimate,Windows Vista x64 Ultimate
 
 

i use a Nvidia 8400gs, its got dual display support, its fan-less (but i put a silent fan on it to cool it a bit) its only use is sitting and decoding on my HTPC. works flawless. but thats ALL it does. its DVI output is into an hdmi converter cable into my Asus HDAV1.3 deluxe, then hdmi into the 40" lcd @ 1080P in Windows Media Centre. and it was cheap as chips brand new, the store man was probably thinking, WTF do you want that for?LOL.
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08 Dec 2009   #4
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I bought a nVidia 7200GS for $10 on Tigerdirect. While not a powerful card, all I needed it for was dual monitor support, which it handles beautifully. As long as you're not playing games on it...
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08 Dec 2009   #5
ThePizzaMan

Windows 7 Ulitimate Beta 32 Bit, Windows Vista 32 Bit, Ubuntu 9.10 32 Bit
 
 

or on the ATI end.... a 3650, 4350, 4830, 3670, 3450, or 4670 are all good cards that are $100 or less
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09 Dec 2009   #6
crankydog

windows 7
 
 
GeForce 8400 GS 512MB PCIe w/DVI/HDTV, dual display

can this card display dual monitors? thank you for the help.
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09 Dec 2009   #7
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Of course. That's what dual display in its name means.
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09 Dec 2009   #8
crankydog

windows 7
 
 

oops! thanks for pointing that out!
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09 Dec 2009   #9
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Here is a list of the best gang for the buck. Hope it will give you some ideas. Fabe Best Graphics Cards For The Money: December '09 : November Review And December Updates - Review Tom's Hardware
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09 Dec 2009   #10
RugbyHoe

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by crankydog View Post
Thanks for all the help! i thought that this question needed a thread all it's own.
Just don't forget the power requirement I mentioned on your other thread. Many of the current generation graphics cards require a dedicated PCI-E power connection, so if you choose to go that route you need to make sure your PSU offers the capacity to do so (I've heard that emachines can be pretty notorious for having very small power supplies)...

Of course there is nothing stopping you from upgrading your PSU when you add the new video card, but it will impact your budget somewhat (you can find some relatively inexpensive PSU's, but you'll want to stick with reputable manufacturers like Corsair, Antec, etc). Newegg currently has a 400W Corsair for about $35 (after $15 MIR).
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