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Dual Monitors I would like to run dual monitors on my computer at work. What is the cheapest video card I can get to have this option available? Current System Windows XP Pro SP2 Pent 4 3.00GHz 1 MB Ram Current Vid Card appears to be: Intel (R) 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset Family Thanks, Chris

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The intel 910gl chipset allows for dual monitor display.
The cheapest configuration for a work platform would be to use a splitter cable off the VGA.

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Page 10 describes the setup.
Link for cable.

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Hello,
This is a rather cheap one : MSI NX7600GS 256 MB Video Card
You can get it from Superwarehouse online at:
http://www.superwarehouse.com/MSI_NX7600GS_256_MB_Video_Card/NX7600GS-T2D256EH/p/1494596

Thanks,
Lolita

Posted on Apr 09, 2008

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