Dual monitors on xp.

  woody 16:45 05 Jan 2004

I did a search and note that this has been asked before with few replies.
Come on chaps i know you are the experts.

I have a pen4 with a geforce card in the agp slot and would like to fit a sec mon -dual display - would it be best to go for another geforce?
The sec mon would not be used for anything that needed a fast reaction - mainly to display a flat (2d)picture or printing

  LeadingMNMs 17:11 05 Jan 2004

I think that you can get cards that can support two monitors at once (just checked the May 2003 issue of the mag). You could try Crucial click here but I haven't tried to do this, so your guess is as good as mine.

  steve0 17:38 05 Jan 2004

I use a Geforce 4200 card with two outputs, running a TFT screen off one and a CRT off the other. This is the easiest way to go and works very well. The Nvidia drivers give control over how to use the two monitors - one large desktop or each app in separate monitor.

Alternative way to go is to use a PCI card and have windows pick this up - I've done this is 98 and it works, but pci cards are not so easy to come by these days.

Many cards have two outlets these days. Hope this helps.

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