Need two video outs? - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > System Upgrades
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-25-2006, 07:37 AM   #1 (permalink)
Content Team
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 83
Default Need two video outs?

I am needing to run both a monitor and a projector and wanting to know if I can run two video cards? My current video card is a 6600 and has both DVI and VGA but can not run them boht at the same time.

I am hoping I can run a second video card and get both displays working.

Also can someone tell me which is better quality, VGA or DVI?

Here is my Motherboard if it helps with these questions.


dennykyser is offline  
Old 03-25-2006, 07:44 AM   #2 (permalink)
Lord Techie
Nitestick's Avatar
Join Date: May 2005
Location: смерти для спаме
Posts: 8,478

if it has DVI and VGA it should be able to use them both simultaneously. perhaps you are not sure how?

edit: make sure you have the latest nVIDIA Forceware drivers installed. the forceware drivers are pretty easy to use for multiple monitor setups

Nitestick is offline  
Old 03-25-2006, 07:51 AM   #3 (permalink)
Wizard Techie
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 4,010

If you want to run 3 video outs then you can either do it with a Y splitter (if you just want the same thing mirrored on the projector.

The other option is to get a cheap PCI nvidia card.

DVI would be better but it depends on the monitor.

Cisco CCNA, Comptia A+, 1/3 through CCNP
Trifid is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:03 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.