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dual computers feeding one monitor

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by D. Fahlstrom, Jan 10, 2004.

  1. D. Fahlstrom

    D. Fahlstrom Guest

    I have a limited amount of desktop space and would like to somehow
    adapt my monitor (a Princeton VL193 LCD with DVI and analog inputs) so
    I can choose which computer services the monitor.

    Is this a difficult or expensive goal? Will the monitor support it
    directly with no extra hardware required? I just spent $600 for it and
    don't want to experiment around and damage it if this isn't something
    I should try. The Princeton owners manual doesn't address this.

    Both computers use Nvidia Geforce cards. One is a 4600 Geforce 4 and
    the other is a Geforce FX 5200. Both run Xp pro. OS.

    Thanks in advance for any advice anyone can offer. This kind of
    problem has to be a problem plaguing many computer owners but I didn't
    see any threads addressing it.
    D. Fahlstrom, Jan 10, 2004
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  2. Try : www.cyberguys.com If they don't have it, nobody does. I use
    TWO desktop computers for only one monitor. I bought a VGA switch for
    less than 8.00 there. If you do so, be sure to order by phone so you
    can ask the sales person about the two special double ended VGA cables
    required. The monitor attaches to the switcher, and each computer
    attaches to the switcher. LOL!
    Michael P Gabriel, Jan 10, 2004
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