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    Cheap dual VGA video card

    Heya,

    Got a pair of old Dell VGA monitors that i want to run in dual screen, anyone recommend a cheapo video card that will do the trick, even if i have to buy a DVI -> VGA adapter.

    Cheers

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    I've got a Matrox MGI G55 PCIe x1 card I could sell you if you were interested it's dvi but will work with adapters to give you vga.

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    I can get you something like an NVS290 or a FireMv 2250 with two VGA on low profile or full height bracket for around £20

    Let me know

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    Cheers guys, we're doing a big ebuyer order so just wanted to chuck something cheap on to that to get me sorted, looking to get a decent office machine in April as it's been years since they treated the techie to a new machine =D

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    Fair enough although you don't mention what slot type you are looking for.

    Asus G210 Silent 1GB DDR3 VGA DVI HDMI PCI-E Low.. | Ebuyer.com

    Has a full dvi and vga port but whether you can use both at the same time you'd have to check the specs.

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    The G210 support dual displays. It is truly ancient though, something like a GT610 is the modern equivalent.

    EVGA GT 610 SILENT 1GB DDR3 VGA DVI HDMI PCI-E.. | Ebuyer.com

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    Cheers guys

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    I'm in the process of building a computer for video editing. It has an integral ATI ES1000 chip but I would like a dual display. There is only a PCI-X slot left, which is a bit of a bummer and I'm running Windows Windows 7 Pro 64. I don't want to spend a lot of money, as my wife is moaning all ready! Can anyone recommend anything suitable please?

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    I think that you may have difficulty with that. PCI graphics cards are like rocking horse manure these days, ones which work with PCI-X slots are even rarer.

    A PCI-X to PCI-E bridge plus a cheapo PCI-E graphics card may be your best best but those bridges are something like £120. You're not going to be able to do this cheaply I suspect.
    Last edited by Norphy; 29th May 2014 at 08:54 AM.

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    I've got a bunch of quadro nvs290 pci-x cards. Dual vga from dms-59 splitter. It's only entry level but they're decent cards and only fifteen quid

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    LOL, that's me told

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    A PCI card will fit in a PCI-X slot, this is the cheapest one I could find on Ebuyer Zotac GT 610 512MB GDDR3 DVI VGA HDMI PCI Graphics Card | Ebuyer.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by ICTDirect_Dave View Post
    I've got a bunch of quadro nvs290 pci-x cards. Dual vga from dms-59 splitter. It's only entry level but they're decent cards and only fifteen quid
    That sounds good Dave but I've just done a bit of research and found that it's not easy to disable the onboard graphics on a Dell Poweredge 840. Seems some cards work but most prevent the computer from booting. I'd better investigate this first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norphy View Post
    LOL, that's me told
    Don't be too down-hearted @Norphy. Dave can get anything.

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