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Hi guys is there an easy way to connect 2 monitors to one computer? I would like to be able to drag stuff from one to the other. I am using XP and only seem to have one connector at the back of the computer.

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You would need to upgrade your video card to one that has two monitor ports. It would look something like this... http://www.i-chart.c...aedonHD2400.jpg

What is the make and model of your computer?
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Thanks you for your reply Ferrari my computer is a 3-4 year old Evesham I will try an up load an attachment showing the connections I have already. I looks to me that I would need a new cardDSCF1805a.jpg
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Thanks you for your reply Ferrari my computer is a 3-4 year old Evesham I will try an up load an attachment showing the connections I have already. I looks to me that I would need a new cardDSCF1805a.jpg

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Sorry I seem to have posted it twice on with 2 photogrpahs on I dont know how to delete one of them thanks again
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That's ok, sometimes the forum posts twice on accident. Its a known glitch.

Can you be more specific about the computer make and model? For example a Dell Optiplex 270, or Evasham E2300. I need it so I can look up to see what kind of video card you would need to buy and install onto the motherboard.

The picture you uploaded is too small to make out anything, but I think you said it doesn't have 2 connections right? If there isn't two monitor ports, then you need a new video card that supports 2 monitors.
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Well looking at my original invoice
AMD Athlon 64 Processor
NVDIA nForce mother board with dual channel DDR
256MB DDR NVIDIA 6200 PCI Express Graphics with turboCasche

Certainly where the monitor is at present there is only one slot

Looks as if it was bought in June 2005

Hope this helps

Thanks

Edited by jksdelver, 10 March 2010 - 09:09 AM.

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No, that doesn't help. Do this instead...

Install PC Wizard:
  • Click PC Wizard in my signature
  • Click PC Wizard 2010.1.93 on the top left
  • Save the file to your Desktop
  • Double Click the setup file
  • Follow installation instructions
  • Once installed, open PC Wizard up
  • Click System Summary Posted Image (Should be highlighted by default)
Report back what is listed for the motherboard and chipset, or post a screen shot.

How to post a screen shot:
  • With the window up you want to post a screen shot of
  • Press Print Screen
  • (Usually top and to the right after the "F" keys
  • Click Start
  • Click All Programs
  • Click Accessories
  • Click on "Paint"
  • Once opened, Press CTRL key and keep holding, then Press the V
  • Go to the File option at the top and click on Save as
  • Save as file type JPEG only and save it to your Desktop
  • Attach it in your next reply
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Hope this is OK

Manufacturer : Evesham Technology Ltd
Mainboard : eveshamvale K8 Neo4
Chipset : nVidia nForce4
Processor : AMD Athlon 64 3200+ @ 2000 MHz
Physical Memory : 1536 MB
Video Card : NVIDIA GeForce 6200 TurboCache™
Hard Disk : WDC (160 GB)
DVD-Rom Drive : SONY DVD RW DW-Q28A
DVD-Rom Drive : SONY DVD-ROM DDU1615
Monitor Type : LG Electronics L1710B - 17 inches
Network Card : MV88SE614x PCIe to SATA2 controller Yukon 88E8053 PCIe Gigabit Ethernet Controller (Copper)
Operating System : Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.01.2600 Service Pack 3
DirectX : Version 9.0c (March 2008)
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It looks like all the K8 Neo 4 boards by MSI have a PCI Express X16 slot. So any PCI Express card will work. Something that supports dual monitors and is fairly cheap like this Geforce 7200GS Or any of THESE cards will do. As long as they have dual vga or dvi connectors on the back. Most cards come with a DVI to VGA adapter, but you may want to check under the specifications tab what is included in the package just to make sure.

Then you'll have to install the card into the computer, reboot, and install the driver from the CD. I can help with that once you have the card.
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Thanks for your help with this I will have a look round and see what is available locally in the UK

cheers
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If you'd like, you can link me to it if you'd like me to confirm that it will work and all. If all you are wanting is dual monitor support, just about any of them will do. There are very expensive cards out there mainly used for Gaming as well as graphic design and video editing. If you don't need any of that, then just go with a regular card.
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Thanks a bunch. Yes it would be just for the extra monitor
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