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Welcome to Fixya. if you want to use a dual monitor you can use a Nvidia Geforce 8300GS. You need to connect the video card to the balck slock with lock (PCI-E x16).
To hook up dual headed monitors to the nVidia GeForce 8300GS Video Card you can either:
A. Attach one monitor with the VGA connector, then one monitor with the DVI (I or D) connector.
B. Attach one monitor with the VGA connector, then second VGA monitor to the DVI connector, with a simple DVI to VGA connector, these cost like $2-$3 online or in any electronics or computer store.
C. Obtain a DVI-I or D to 2-VGA splitter cable. Attach this cable to the DVI connector on the Video Card, then connect your VGA monitors to the splitter cable. Your computer mfg might sell this. Dell have one with a part number of 310-4469. It is almost impossible to find on the Dell site unless you know what you are looking for. Remember there are 5 types of DVI connectors, and the one that is compatible with this card is DVI-I or DVI-D for the male connector portion.
THE KEY TO THE WHOLE THING IS: After attaching monitors, goto Display Properties under Control Panels (Windows), and click on the Settings TAB. Then, select Display: 2. Plug and Play Monitor on NVIDIA GEForce 8300 GS, and CLICK SELECT the box for Extend my Windows desktop onto this monitor. Further you can click Advanced to see the NVIDIA Control Panel for further Dual Monitor setup choices.
If you have questions please let me know. Thanks for using Fixya.
Posted on May 27, 2011
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