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Affordable Video Card That Supports Dual Monitors

Discussion in 'Building a new PC' started by Decodem, Aug 19, 2012.

  1. Decodem

    Decodem Regular member

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    I am looking to buy a video card for my PC that can display dual monitors it has a N-Alvorix-RS880-uATX motherboard. I am not looking for anything too hardcore, just a card that has 2 VGA ports, as this motherboard has a VGA and a DVI port and the DVI to VGA adapter I bought does not work. I mostly use my computer for recording music, and producing and am looking at a price range of 30-100$. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.
     
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    Before you do have you thought of upgrading one of the monitors instead assuming the card you have now supports dual


     
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    Decodem Regular member

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    Well I don't have a card right now, the motherboard has a dvi and vga outputs. I already have 4 monitors at the moment all are the exact same, and all use vga. I thought it would be cheaper to buy a new card rather then a new monitor.
     
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    sweet as i had no idea that they were making dual output mobo's
     
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    try that dvi adapter on another monitor on another pc to see if still not work or works. can you run both vga & dvi at the same time off the motherboard ports as i don't think so but motherboard manual will say yes or no on that?
     
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    The motherboard manual says it should be able too, and the adapter does work on another computer.
     
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    should & can are 2 different things. try the dvi with monitor by itself with no vga monitor to vga port.
     
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    I have tried that and there is no signal going to the screen. I really am set on getting a video card as it would also improve my computers speed, and streaming ability.
     
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    haha you might be in luck one of the old asus agp graphic cards i bought had a dvi to vga adapter with it you maybe be able to do the same but in pci-e,it'd be a cry'n shame to get a new graph card & only have vga outputs
     
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    I could always buy a dvi to vga chord that might work better, as the adapter felt really loose whenever I had to stack the vga input on top of it.
     

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