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    Thinking of setting up Dual Monitors...

    Hey,
    I have a Winfast Geforce 3 Ti500 and I have read that none of the Geforce 3 series supports dual monitors. I am a bit confused to this as my card has a DVI output and an S-Video socket too, does this mean I can connect another monitor using the DVI connector and use two monitors at the same time or am I going to have to buy a new graphics card?

    Thanks in advance,

    Levis

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    i did have a Geforce 3 in my backup rig which i tried to do dual channel on and it just dosent work. From what ive read it totally lacks the ability to support dual channel - if u try connecting one monitor to the analogue, and one monitor to DVI then u'll just get the same image on both screens which im sure isnt what you want
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    Yeh thats what I thought! I have tried connecting my Plasma screen to it, but to no avail. Looks like a new graphics card then...
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    you can pick up gfx cards which can pretty cheaply today - best place to find is on here on the for sale and trade forums....you just need 50 constructive posts
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    Sorted it out, have bought a new graphics card on the cheap and a brand new 19" TFT monitor to accomodate my 18.1" one. Woohoo.

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    sweetness - glad you got it sorted
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    Dual moniters rock the world, but three is better..


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    i couldnt handle 3 monitors - i have dual 19" at the moment, thats one for each eye
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    I have read that you can't run dual display off 'any old' graphics card with two outputs, that the card had to specifically support dual display. I am sure i saw something about using a cheap card with a dvi-i out and a normal analogue out to run 'dualies'. I am intending on getting a pair of TFT's so when I buy a graphics card[soon] I will want to buy one which support's two displays. a definate answer?
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    Some cards have both DVI and D-sub sockets, but both sockets are connected to the same source, and are just there for conventce, rather than d-sub users haveing to use a DVI-to-D-sub addpeter.
    - I have a Geforce3 Ti2000 card like this.

    Most newer cards support dual moniters, im using a ATI 9600pro for my twin 19" ( Then an old PCI card to power a little 15" CRT, my token 3rd screen.


    Daniel

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    Three monitors your greedy mate..........
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