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woody1977

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I have aquired a crt monitor to go alongside my tft screen, but have only got an intergrated graphics card. I would like advise on which card would be best for me to get, I am not looking at gaming on my pc, but I would want to watch a dvd on one screen and surf t'internet on the other. If budget allows a card that allows me to plug my cable in would be nice but not terribly essential.

Also would I have to run both screens on the lowest resolution of the 2?? or could I run them both at different resoulutions?? so to get the crispest pic I can.

cheers woody

Oh sorry if you need to know I have a packardbell celeron 2.6ghz pc running win xp.

Edited by woody1977, 25 June 2005 - 06:23 PM.

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I would just go to ati.com or nvidia.com and start from the geforce4 or radeon 9000 and keep browsing through the cards until you find some with dual monitor support and get the cheapest one, any card that can use dual display most likely will be good enough to have a nice resolution as well you'll most likely have to get a DVI to D-Sub (VGA) adapter if the card will not come with one already, every ati card I have bought has come with one so it should.
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I know the x800s have dual monitor support so it is probable that the rest of the x series would as well. Ati is your best bet they have always been more into the exotic monitor solutions than nvidia. You will need a tv card if you want to put your cable graphics cards dont usually have an input slot they usually only output.
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