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Do I need to replace my dual graphics card (15 slot VGA port) with the same make or will any work

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You'll need one withe the same physical interface (PCI PCIX AGP etc) look up the specifications of the old one to verify.

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Not just any will work but many brands will work. Take the information off of your machine at the system information window and make sure that the specs of the new card will work with all that is installed on your machine....aka, monitor, hard drive, processor, OS...etc.

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How to add second monitor on ECS RS482-M


Doesn't work that way Max.

You can use EITHER the OnBoard Graphics,
OR;
the Add-On Card graphics. (Graphics card)

BIOS will NOT support both at the same time.

If you wish to use dual monitors, get an AGP card that has more than one graphics port on it.

For example, although I'm using a graphics card based on the PCI Express technology, and not AGP technology; my card has a VGA port, DVI port, and HDMI port.

1) VGA Connector; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VGA_Connector

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Male_VGA_connector.jpg


2) DVI; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_Visual_Interface

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Dvi-cable.jpg

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_Visual_Interface#Connector

3) HDMI; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HDMI

I use the VGA port, and the DVI port.

RCA EN-V L26HD31, (26 inch HDTV) to the VGA port.
HP 2009M 20 inch Widescreen monitor to the DVI port.

Had to install drivers for HP 2009M.

Let's say I had two DVI ports on the graphics card.
(ATI Radeon HD5450 is the graphics card I have)

But I have a monitor with a VGA cable, and a monitor with a DVI cable.
I would (And have) use a VGA to DVI Adapter.
One example,

http://www.directron.com/dvi.html

Note that the DVI is Male, and the VGA is Female.
The graphics card DVI connector is Female.
The VGA Cable connector is Male.

So.............what is the manufacturer name, and model number of the graphics card; plus what type of monitors are you trying to use?
That is, what type of monitor cables do they have?

Know this;
My HDTV I'm using as a monitor is Digital. However I'm using a VGA cable on it. Best quality would be achieved if I got off my lazy rear, and attached a DVI Cable to it. It uses both.

VGA is Analog. A computer however puts out a digital video signal.
The computer has to convert the digital video signal to an Analog one. This slows the video signal down, and the quality is not as good.

Best to use a digital monitor. (Or a digital monitor WITH a digital cable. DVI Cable. Such as I need to do)

You are also using a PCI Express graphics card, NOT an AGP graphics card.

I'm wrong? OK.

In the meantime turn the computer off, unplug from power, and yank that AGP card out of the slot you put it in.

Tell me what expansion slot on the motherboard you put it in.

The Orange expansion slot on the motherboard, is a PCI-Express x16 slot. Uses a PCI Express graphics card -> ONLY

The white expansions slots are PCI.
Can use a PCI graphics card. CANNOT use an AGP graphics card.

Post back in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

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Can I connect two monitors?


No John. You can only have one Interrupt ReQuest for graphics. (IRQ)

EITHER has to be for the motherboard's Integrated Graphics, OR a dedicated graphics card.

Moving on;

In reference to an Acer Veriton VX2610-UG850w, you cannot, if you are using the Integrated Graphics, from the motherboard.

That would be the blue VGA port coming from the motherboard, AND the white DVI port, coming from the motherboard.
You can only use ONE.

(Digital Visual Interface is the best choice. Why?

VGA is Analog. DVI is Digital.
The computer sends out digital signals. These have to be converted to VGA (Analog) for the VGA port.
This SLOWS the graphics signal down. Can also be said as slows the computer down. Use the DVI port )

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Acer-Veriton-X-VX2610-UG850W-Pentium-Dual-G850-2-90GHz-250GB-4GB-DDR3-HD-Desktop-/360489461771

Scrolling down a little shows me a back view of the computer.
I see the white DVI port, and the blue VGA port.

These two ports are in the I/O area, John.
Input/Output area.
Means they both are using Integrated Graphics from the motherboard. Both the blue VGA port, and the white DVI port.

What to do?
There is one major problem, and one I consider to be a minor problem;

A) Major problem:
The computer case is SO small, that I don't believe there is room to install a Low Profile graphics card.
(How small is it joecoolvette? The mice are hunchbacked, lol!)

Nice little computer, if one is referring to the hardware components inside.
Cr@p if one is discussing the arrangement of said hardware components, due to the small computer case.

Not is there no room, or very little room inside so much; as the air flow needed to keep hardware components inside cool, is down to a BARE minimum.

Bad design. Computer manufacturers have succumbed to what the masses THINK they want; or manufacturers are sly as a fox.

"Masses want smaller computers so they don't take up so much space."
Yeah right.

Computer components do not receive the needed air, to keep them at the needed operating temperature range.
Components heat up more than they should; and this leads to an early computer failure.

Less air flow inside also = less chance to b-low the dust, dirt, etc, out. Means computer will get dirtier inside faster.
Leads to early demise of computer.

Which leads to Acer authorized computer repair shops making more $$$$, and Acer making more $$$$ selling replacement computers.

I know. Don't hold back, lol!

Also there is a puny 220 Watt power supply! Got to be kidding me!

IF it were I John; I would remove EVERYTHING out of that demure little computer case, and install in at least a mid-size ATX computer case. Full tower computer case is the best option, IMHO.

Plenty of air flow through the computer case; plenty of room to install an economical ATX power supply, (With plenty of needed power), and room for extra optical drive/s, (CD/DVD drive), plus plenty of room to install an economical graphics card.

Just a suggestion,

http://www.directron.com/cs888uvbl.html

'Rant' over.

IF, you can fit an economical Low Profile graphics card, in the PCI Express x16 slot on the motherboard, and get a better Power Supply, (500 Watts recommended), then you can use two monitors.

The motherboard part number is supposed to be Acer MB.VAM09.001,

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/MB-VAM09-001-Acer-Motherboard-Veriton-Vx275-Intel-Desktop-S775-/290808902665?pt=Motherboards&hash=item43b58fb409

Scroll down to the larger view.

If we were to believe this is an actual photo of your motherboard, (Which I do), there is a PCI Express x16 slot on the motherboard.

Hard for you to discern, in this excellent display of photography skills(?), but to the far right, and located close to the Bottom edge of the motherboard; is a long Black expansion slot.
(Has a White lever on it)

This is a PCI Express x16 expansion slot, and is used SOLELY for a PCI Express graphics card.
Better look at a PCI Express x16 slot, only the color is Yellow.
(NOTE* Color does NOT matter),

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:PCIExpress.jpg

The longest Yellow expansion slots are PCI Express x16.
(You will also have a Lock on one end. { White } It looks as though you press down; but in actuality you gently pull up a little, to remove or install a PCI Express graphics card. After you open the computer case, and view the slot in question, it will become apparent )

See the expansion slot covers on the back of the computer? There are two of them. Both are on the Bottom.
Place a flat tipped screwdriver, that fits; in the + sign of the expansion slot cover.

Bringing the bottom of the screwdriver UP, then DOWN, twist the expansion slot cover back, and forth, to break the tabs on either side; remove the expansion slot metal cover.

L@@k first, to see which expansion slot on back, is for the PCI Express x16 slot on the motherboard.
You will find the PCI Express x16 slot, and the expansion slot on back of the computer; do NOT line directly up with each other.

Can be said as 'One over'. You will see what I mean.
Remove the wrong metal expansion slot cover, and you will be buying one to replace it. They have replacement expansion slot covers, that you can buy. (Pretty cheap)

Graphics card lines up with PCI Express x16 slot, and expansion slot at back. Push the graphics card straight down into the slot.
(Don't forget to raise up a little on the Lock lever, before you do)

The metal mounting plate at the back of the graphics card, is held in place by the computer case's metal frame. You will be able to figure out easy what device is used.

One example of a PCI Express graphics card, that may fit,

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=149617&CatId=3585

What? No sir. Do NOT underestimate this graphics card. Will support dual monitors EASILY.
It is NOT a gaming graphics card, however.

Example,
I, at present, am using an ATI Radeon 9250 graphics card. It is a PCI graphics card.
I am running an HP 2009m 20 inch widescreen monitor, and a Philips EN-V 26 inch HDTV; at the same time.

1) PCI graphics cards are cr@p, compared to PCI Express graphics cards.
2) The Radeon HD5450 is technologically way more advanced than the Radeon 9250.

(I am procrastinating. It's OK! I have a procrastina-ter's license, a poetic license, and an advertising license. What? YES, they're real! In MY mind, lol!

Haven't got off me rear end to install the PCI Express Radeon HD5450 yet. )

OK. That part solves the graphics card. Next though is the Power Supply.

The Power Supply case configuration is probably like this one,

http://www.amazon.com/Acer-Aspire-Veriton-eMachines-Supply/dp/B007W2STVG

Probably 3-7/8ths inches Wide, 6 inches Long, and 3-1/2 inches Tall.
You need room for an ATX power supply.
Approximately 6 inches Wide, 5-1/2 (5.5) inches Long, and 3.5 inches Tall.

They do not make more than a 300 Watt power supply, for that power supply case design, to my knowledge.
You need 400 Watts at least.

Can't upgrade Power Supply; can't install graphics card.
Can't install graphics card; can't use dual monitors.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.
Regards,
joecoolvette

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Nov 17, 2012 | Acer Veriton Vx2610-ug850w Desktop Pc,...

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I have an VGA adapter on the cord b/c 15 pin male/9 pin female is almost impossible to find. Anyway when I connect to two monitors to the pc only on monitor comes on the other does nothing. comfirmed both...


http://www.amazon.com/Female-HD15-Male-Adaptor-Molded/dp/B000I97FGA/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1352480644&sr=8-2&keywords=9+pin+female+connector

9-pin female to 15-pin male RS232 adapter

This = NO

http://support.gateway.com/s/PC/R/1009371/1009371rv.shtml

You cannot run dual monitors off of the motherboard.
BIOS will assign only one IRQ.
(Interrupt ReQuest )

That 9-pin connector (C) is a Serial port. This = No

http://support.gateway.com/s/PC/R/1009371/1009371rvr2.shtml

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serial_Port

You need a graphics card.

Don't be thinking of one monitor to motherboard, and one monitor to graphics card.
One IRQ, and it's assigned to either the -> motherboard graphics (Integrated), or a -> dedicated graphics card.

Two monitors to graphics card.

I am using a lesser model;
ATI Radeon 9250, and it's a PCI graphics card.
Goes in a white PCI slot.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5247980&CatId=1603

My PCI-Express graphics card gave up the ghost. (8 years old. It's cool)
I replaced it with the Radeon 9250 so could run dual monitors again.
Does fine for on here, Adobe Photoshop 7, YouTube, etc. Not a gamer.
(I have a Powercolor HD5450 PCI-Express graphics card I'm going to use, when I get off my duff, lol! Requires a 400 Watt power supply)

I use an HP 2009m 20-inch widescreen, as my Primary monitor, (Left side of computer desk), and a Philips 26-inch HDTV as my Secondary monitor. (Right side of desk)

Do you have two VGA (CRT) type monitors, or is one a flat LCD screen digital monitor?
Some flat LCD screen monitors have dual hookups.
One for a VGA cable, and one for a DVI cable,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_Visual_Interface

If you have two VGA monitors that are the CRT type, (Looks like a small TV), and your graphics card has 1 VGA port, and 1 DVI port, they make a VGA to DVI adapter. Just make sure you get the correct one.

VGA port on graphics card is Female.
DVI cable connector is Male.
This is the usual standard.
This is the type of VGA to DVI adapter that is required,

http://www.directron.com/dviadapter.html

ALWAYS, install the software off of the Installation disk that comes with the graphics card -> FIRST
Install the drivers, and the user control panel.

(Driver: Small piece of software that allows the Operating System to communicate with a device.
The graphics card is the device, do not know what version of Windows you are using.
User control panel = ATI - Catalyst Control Panel. Nvidia - Nvidia Control Panel )

Do Not worry that you will loose graphics, after installing the graphics card software. Windows will Not use the software until THAT graphics card is installed.

Then after finished close all windows, go back to your desktop screen, and turn the computer off.
Unplug from power, FOLLOW Anti-Static Precautions, and physically install graphics card.
(Need to know about Anti-Static Precautions please post back in a Comment)

Set your main, or Primary monitor on the left side, Secondary monitor on the right; of your computer desk.
Turn the monitors on. If a CRT type allow them to warm up.

Turn the computer on. Once Windows has loaded your desktop screen will be on the Primary monitor.

1) Right-click on an empty area of your desktop screen
2) Left-click on Properties
3) Left-click on the Settings tab

The blue No.1 monitor icon is the Primary monitor
The blue No.2 monitor icon is the Secondary monitor.

4) Left-click on the Secondary monitor icon.
5) Left-click in the empty square box to the left of -
Extend my Windows desktop onto this monitor

6) Left-click on Apply at the bottom right
7) Left-click on OK at the bottom left.

Your desktop screen will now be on both monitors.
(Advisory comes up asking if you wish to keep settings? Yes)

Open your internet browser.
Move your mouse cursor to the Right side of the blue frame/border.
WHEN your mouse cursor turns into a Double-Headed Arrow, hold the Left mouse button down.

It is a little tricky to keep the mouse cursor as a Double-Headed Arrow. Must be that, and then hold the left mouse button down.

Holding the left mouse button down move your mouse to the Right, and drag the blue border of the internet browser to the Right.
Keep dragging until it is all the way to the right side, of the Secondary monitor.

Now you have your internet browser on both monitors.

I run the internet browser on my Secondary monitor, (26-inch HDTV), and use the Primary monitor to look at computer functions, motherboard manuals, etc.
Or I move the internet browser to the Primary monitor, play music videos from YouTube, and use the Secondary monitor for Photoshop.

The world is your oyster.

So there you have it. You need a graphics card, and it has to have dual monitor inputs. (Ports)
Splitter cable thing? I wouldn't bother.

IRQ - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interrupt_Request

Buying a graphics card:
Depends on what you want to do with it for one.
You can see the simple stuff I do, doesn't require much graphics power.
(More than Integrated Graphics, though, and can't use dual monitors on Integrated Graphics)

The next concerns are what type of graphics expansion slot/s do you have, and how much Wattage (Power) the Power Supply has.

You have a 300 Watt power supply, unless it has been replaced,

http://support.gateway.com/s/PC/R/1009371/1009371cl4.shtml

(Scroll down; Power Supplies)

Your motherboard has 2 white PCI slots. If one is available it can be used for a graphics card -> Not recommended

Your motherboard has one Black PCI-Express x16 expansion slot, that is used for a graphics card, also.
It is right above No.1 white PCI slot.
Highly recommended.

(Gently Pull UP on the PCI-Express x16 slot -> Lock
It looks as though you press down on it, when installing, or removing a graphics card )

http://support.gateway.com/s/MOTHERBD/INTEL/4006158R/4006158Rnv.shtml

So when looking for a graphics card, look for PCI-Express graphics card, and system requirements / minimum power requirement; states 300 Watt power supply, or greater.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.
I know that is a lot to take in all at once. I can clarify anything you need clarified.

Regards,
joecoolvette

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Several styles of technology have been used, michealnorth;

1) VGA;

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VGA_connector

2) DVI;

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_Visual_Interface

3) HDMI;

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HDMI

4) Mini Display-Port,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mini_DisplayPort

Let's say your computer has a DVI female connector on the back, but you have a VGA cable to your monitor. (With male VGA connector)
Use a VGA to DVI adapter,

http://www.directron.com/dvi.html

Other way around? DVI cable on monitor, but VGA port on back of computer?
Use a DVI to VGA adapter,

http://www.directron.com/dviadapter.html

[HD-15 is the proper name of a VGA connector ]

Same for HDMI, or Mini Display-Port.

On the back of your computer is the I/O area.
Input/Output area.
It has a rectangular thin metal shield around it, usually.
The I/O shield.

Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, Audio {Sound} connectors, and USB ports, are in the I/O area.

There are horizontal slots at the back of the computer also.
These slots are used for expansion cards. A graphics/video card, is an expansion card.

If you have a graphics card in one of these horizontal slots, connect your monitor to it, and NOT to the I/O area.

Graphics comes from the graphics card now, and not from a VGA, or DVI port in the I/O area.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.
Regards,
joecoolvette

Aug 10, 2012 | Packard Bell iMedia Computers & Internet

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Dual monitors t3516


Is it just like this with NO graphics card installed?

http://products.pacificgeek.com/emachines_t3516_celeron_d_3_20ghz_512mb_120gb_cdrw_dvd_xp_1013070674.php

If so, Not happening.

The I/O area is to the left side. (Input/Output area)
In this rectangular area you see;
1) PS/2 mouse port, and PS/2 keyboard port, at the top.
2) Orange port below them.
3) Black port below it.
4) Down below all of the above is the blue VGA port.

If you do not have a graphics card, your monitor is plugged into this blue VGA port.
If so you are using Integrated Graphics. Another term used is OnBoard graphics. ON the motherBOARD.

Do Not try to use a splitter cable, and run two monitors off of this VGA port. Ain't happening.

See the four long slots at the bottom of the computer? The bottom one has the Ethernet adapter card in it?
A graphics card, (Video card. Same/same), is installed on the motherboard, and the end of it sticks out one of those 3 unoccupied slots.

Each of those slots are known as Expansion Bay Slots.
When you choose what slot you want, you remove the Expansion Slot cover, for that slot.

My sources indicate the motherboard is an Intel D101GGC motherboard,

http://www.e4allupgraders.info/dir1/motherboards/socket775/D101GGC.shtml

There are 2 white PCI slots at the bottom.
There is 1 black PCI-Express x1 slot above them.
There is a longer black PCI-Express x16 slot above it.

The PCI-Express x16 slot is for a graphics card. It is the best graphics card slot on your motherboard.
(The white PCI slots are lame. The PCI-Express x1 slot, is NOT used for a graphics card)

Suggest you use a PCI Express graphics card for your computer, and run two monitors at the same time.

From here it depends on what the two monitors are. Do you have two monitors that use a VGA cable?
Example of a VGA cable, and a VGA connector,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VGA_connector

Or do you have a monitor that uses a VGA cable, and a monitor that uses a DVI cable?
Example of DVI connectors,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_Visual_Interface

Or do you have one monitor with a VGA cable, and a monitor that has a DVI cable?

Post in a Comment as to the monitor manufacturer name, and model number.
[ For example I am using an HP 2009m (20 inch widescreen), and a 26 inch RCA EN-V HDTV, as dual monitors ]

This is an example of a very economical PCI Express graphics card, that will run dual monitors,

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130755

You can use a monitor with a VGA cable (Blue port), and a monitor with a DVI cable.

You can use two VGA monitors, with using a VGA to DVI adapter, for one of the monitors.
You can use two DVI monitors, with using a DVI to VGA adapter, for one of the monitors.

Already have a graphics card, and two monitors connected to it?

1) Right-click on an empty area of your desktop screen.
2) At the bottom of the list left-click on Properties.
3) In the Display Properties window, left-click on the Settings tab.

4) Left-click on the rectangular monitor icon, that has the 2 in it.
5) Go below to the left, and left-click on the empty square next to-
Extend my Windows desktop onto this monitor
6) Go below to the right, and left-click on Apply.
7) Go below to the left, and left-click on OK.

Your desktop screen is on your second monitor.

Need guidance past this post in a Comment.
Regards,
joecoolvette

Jun 09, 2012 | Computers & Internet

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I have a Dell Dimension 2400 that I am running dual monitors on. I recently upgraded to Windows 7 professional from Windows XP and now I can't get both monitors to run at the same time. I have a Nvdia...


You should have 2 video ports on the 8400 GS card. One is the standard 15 pin VGA port and the other is the DVI port. You should be able to use these ports on the card to connect dual monitors. If you use the video port integrated on the motherboard you will bypass the 8400 GS card. Here's a link from Microsoft about running dual displays:
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/organization/twomonitors.aspx
The other issue is whether your monitors are DVI compatible.

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Need to connect 3 monitors. Want to use either a Nvidia 290 or ATI Radeon 9250 plus the VGA port. Installing the dual-video card disables the VGA port, cannot get it back. Help!!!


Use your AGP dual-video card for two and using a PCI VGA card for the third. It is best if the same manufacturer video driver is used for both cards, as two different ones could be problematic.

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Type of video card


The Compaq Presario SR1630NX desktop computer, has a PCI-Express x16 slot on the motherboard, for a PCI-Express graphics card.

The Presario SR1630NX came out in 2005.
PCI-Express 2.0 technology came out January 15, 2007.

The Presario SR1630NX uses the PCI-Express 1.1 technology.

You can use a graphics card based on the PCI Express 2.0 technology, however.

PCI Express 2.0 is Backward Compatible with PCI Express 1.1

You just won't get the full capability, of a graphics card based on the PCI Express 2.0 technology.

Will you notice?

NO


May 24, 2010 | HP Compaq Presario SR1630NX PC Desktop

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