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I need to add a third monitor to my PC

I have an installled nvidia 8500GS in a PCIE slot set up with Dual View and running 2 P&P monitors in extended Desktop. I need to add a 3rd monitor in the form of a projected display for Whiteboard use for content development. I have a spare nvidia tnt2 m64 with a singler VGA adapter socket that would be ideal and a spare PCI slot.
The machine is a MedionPC 2 cpu model MS-7091 x86 Family 15 model 3 stepping Guenintel ~3391Mhz running XP Pro SP3. Phoenix Bios v6 00PG.
My first attempts caused Windows protection so I removed the tnt card and restored my PC.
I see references oj the internet to adding additional cards for more monitors but the nvidia option requires 2PCIE slots and a specific m/board - no can do this. There is a refrence to different card types.
Can you help?

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Just but a USB to VGA converter. It is sold by IOGear. It's usb2.0 compatable and it doesn't miss a second when playing games. It can be configured as a third monitor in the Properties setting of windows.

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Tough. Have you thought of using a usb projector?

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