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Help choosing a second video card for multiple monitors

Discussion in 'Nvidia' started by greyhound4334, Aug 1, 2004.

  1. I'm looking to add a second monitor to my dual-boot Linux/Windows XP
    system. I mainly want the multiple monitors for dreamweaver work under
    XP, but it would be cool if it worked in under Linux as well.

    The primary card is a GeForce 256. Far as I can tell, this is an AGP
    card and according to the MS site, supports multiple monitors.

    A friend has an extra Diamond Stealth S60 based on a Radeon 7000. I'm
    pretty sure this is an AGP card, but it says it requires EITHER a PCI
    slot or an AGP slot.

    Will this seccond card work alongside my GeForce under XP?

    Anybody know if it'll work under Linux, and if so, any pointers to docs
    I can read up on how to do this?

    Thanks in advance!
    greyhound4334, Aug 1, 2004
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  2. greyhound4334

    D Guest

    Yr card is rather old, eg agp4, you might be better of with a single new
    card that supports multiple monitors
    Personnally I prefer the dual monitor support in Nvidea rather than Radeon,
    then of course there are many that say that Matrox are v.good for 2d work
    D, Aug 1, 2004
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  3. The Diamond Stealth S60 will be either a PCI version or an AGP version. It
    won't work in both.
    Sharanga Dayananda, Aug 1, 2004
  4. ahhh... I see. The package is confusing. They apparently use the same
    box for both versions, since the specs printed on it say "either PCI...
    or AGP... (check version)". I guess "check version" meant check the
    sticker on the box, which says AGP.

    So... the question stands... can I add a second AGP card? Or must the
    second be PCI?

    I'm interested in something CHEAP, so not interested in buying a dual
    ramdac card.

    greyhound4334, Aug 1, 2004
  5. Well, nearly all motherboards have only one AGP slot so you will need a
    PCI card.

    =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Andr=E9_Janz?=, Aug 2, 2004
  6. A PC will only have one AGP slot. If you need a second graphics card in
    there, you'll need a PCI based one.

    On the topic of dual ramdac cards, y
    Sharanga Dayananda, Aug 2, 2004
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