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I've recently started a new job and my computer at work uses multiple monitors on one computer ... I'm sure you'll know what I mean if you've clicked on the thread! So, how do I go about replicat…
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6y, 1m agoPosted 6 years, 1 month ago
I've recently started a new job and my computer at work uses multiple monitors on one computer ... I'm sure you'll know what I mean if you've clicked on the thread!

So, how do I go about replicating this at home? What is it that I need? I'm pretty certain my 22" LG TV will work as a computer monitor, hopefully alongside my 21" Dell monitor.
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6y, 1m agoPosted 6 years, 1 month ago
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What gfx card have you got? Does it have dual outputs?
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whatsThePoint
Do you want the same picture on both or different


I want to be able to use it so that I can drag between the 2 monitors. Like 1 desktop shared between the two monitors.

DVS_Dee
What gfx card have you got? Does it have dual outputs?


Oooo. No idea. Bit of a newbie with big ideas. Am I going to be able to find that out without opening up my computer (which I can do, just not right now!). I'd guess not as I'm using the standard Dell Card that came with the computer.

Edited By: highguyuk on Feb 05, 2011 00:30
1 Like #3
As above.. Need a GFX card that has dual output options.
1 Like #4
The Dell gfx card will be nowhere close to doing what you want as their standard cards are pants.
#5
NVIDIA GeForce 6150 LE card by the looks of DirectX Diag.
1 Like #6
^ not really sometimes dells come with nvidias which have 2 monitor ports ie one dvi one VGA? My very old dell dimension 8300 had that.
#8
I'm learning ... I think the GeForce 8800 GTS will do the job for me. I need the GTS and not the GTX as I will need the smaller card I think.

Unless there are any other suggestions out there?
1 Like #9
What are you gonna use it for? Games? Music?

You need to bear that in mind too
#10
I use my PC for pretty much only the Internet and Football Manager 2011. Yeah, I play music on it too but nothing worth noting really.
#11
You wont need a 8800 then.
1 Like #12
Have a look at the one on my link from play.

That should be plenty good enough for you.
#13
My machine is a Dimension C521 with 4GB RAM. So I would need something to fit into that.
#14
kjbenja
Have a look at the one on my link from play.

That should be plenty good enough for you.


The one from Play does look like it would do everything for me. A few google searches on Dual Outputs etc has led to someone suggesting this card to someone:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814500118&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10446076&PID=4011351&SID=skim3031X597716X1a41f900470d23acbd0fcd9ddf927f93

This is obviously US only, but is ALOT cheaper. If this is being suggested for Dual Output, surely this type of level of card would be sufficient.

I know I'm asking lots of questions - I do appreciate your help! I'm learning! :)
1 Like #15
You have to balance price with performace

No good saving £30 for example if its too slow or lags

The link you had only has 1 DVI outputs not 2


Edited By: kjbenja on Feb 05, 2011 01:03
#16
Of course. I'm just checking I'm not going too OTT on the other side of things when I don't need to for my usage.

Right, I'll crack on with looking around and buy a new GFX card. This thread might then get updated!
#17
For what you need about £100 is about the right price for a decent spec card.

Happy shopping :-)

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