Need suggestion for a video card


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0b3hks001

I have a Dell 2400 -- 2.2GHz, with WinXP-Home edition, WITHOUT AGP.
And I have two 17" CRTs (Sony and Viewsonic).

My applications are just spreadsheets, word processing, web browsers
and email -- no graphic intensive programs nor games.

I want to use my 2 monitors with WinXP's dual monitor feature. What
video card do I need? I don't know much about video cards, so please
be specific.

TIA
 
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Tod

For something cheap a Matrox G550 (32MB memory) or ATI 9200 (128MB memory)
Or a higher end Matrox G650 ($150)
 
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Dominik Roblek

A card based on ATI Radeon 9200SE would completely satisfy your needs. It's
cheaper than ATI Radeon 9200.
 
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0b3hks001

Tod said:
For something cheap a Matrox G550 (32MB memory) or ATI 9200 (128MB memory)
Or a higher end Matrox G650 ($150)
I noted that Matrox G550, ATI 9200/SE are all AGP cards. My computer
does not have an AGP slot. Would these cards work in my PC?

TIA
 
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0b3hks001

Are there cheaper cards that will handle dual monitors?

TIA
 
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J. Clarke

Are there cheaper cards that will handle dual monitors?
Go to <http://www.newegg.com>. Pick "All Products" then in the "Shop for"
list "Video Cards", then under "interface" whatever interface you need and
under "Ports-Standard" and Ports-DVI" whatever combo you need (1 of each
will probably find you the cheapest board but try it all three ways). As
an example, you can get a Powercolor Radeon 7000 PCI with one VGA and one
DVI port for $39.50 and shipping.

Newegg's listings are not comprehensive but they do carry a pretty good
range.
 
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Gary L.

I have a Dell 2400 -- 2.2GHz, with WinXP-Home edition, WITHOUT AGP.
And I have two 17" CRTs (Sony and Viewsonic).

My applications are just spreadsheets, word processing, web browsers
and email -- no graphic intensive programs nor games.

I want to use my 2 monitors with WinXP's dual monitor feature. What
video card do I need? I don't know much about video cards, so please
be specific.
You do not need a dual monitor card. All you need is a simple,
inexpensive PCI video card. Then use *both* your current integrated
video and the add-in PCI card. I have done this with systems with
Intel integrated video and it works fine. Just buy something like a
GeForce 4 MX 200 PCI card. You should be able to pick up one used for
next to nothing on eBay.

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Gary L.
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