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Dual monitor setups, what do I need?

Dual monitor setups, what do I need?

This is a question in two parts; I'm familiar with the software side of things, having used it with laptops and the like, but on the hardware side of things:

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"You will need a video card with two ports. Most modern ones now days come with two DVI. Your current card is sufficient.
Yes. But if you don't have the right connectors though you can always grab some DVI/VGA converters. If your lucky your duel port videocard would have come with one/two of them."
Guest [Entry]

All of the above depends on the card that you have (purchase). I recently upgraded my system to dual monitors for the first time. I replaced the video card that I had originally built with my PC with a card that had two DVI outlets. If you go with a card in the range of 75.00 t0 100.00 dollars...it will get the job done. I currently run Windows XP Professional. I'm new at this and did it all myself...but it works great. You also need to do some serious research on your and mother board and the current video card you have and the new one you buy. (Just make sure it is all "plays well together"...read those spec. sheets! DVI is for newer monitors and VGA is the older monitor. A good video card will come with adapters for VGA. I hope this helps and good luck!