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Old 12-03-2007, 12:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey, when i play a game, say UT3, if im watching a movie on my secondary screen it stops. Would running this monitor off a different pci graphics card solve this so i can watch a movie and play the game at the same time? if so, whats a good CHEAP card? (ie 50 dollars if possible)

Also on newer games it stops the sound in wmv and winamp and such from playing while in the game. Is there a way around this?

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Old 12-03-2007, 07:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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is this a decend card?
Newegg.com - PNY VCGFX522PPB GeForce FX 5200 256MB 128-bit DDR PCI Video Card - Retail
PNY VCGFX522PPB GeForce FX 5200 256MB 128-bit DDR PCI Video Card

I need two output ports also.

If i install this one, how do i do the drivers? i have the drivers for my 8800gts, do i just install them like normal even though i already have gfx drivers?

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Old 12-03-2007, 09:41 PM   #3 (permalink)
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idk, i like this one because its much newer
Newegg.com - MSI NX8400GS-TD256E GeForce 8400GS Support up to 512M (256MB onboard) 64-bit GDDR2 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail
and has the following
NVIDIA CineFX 5.0 Shading Architecture
NVIDIA PureVideo Technology
NVIDIA Intellisample 4.0 Technology
NVIDIA Digital Vibrance Control (DVC) 3.0 Technology
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Old 12-03-2007, 09:47 PM   #4 (permalink)
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it has to be PCI not pcie16. my pcie16 slot is taken by my 8800gts, but i want another for my pci slot for two more monitors. also could i watch a movie on the spare pci one while playing a game on the 8800gts?
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Old 12-03-2007, 09:53 PM   #5 (permalink)
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you can get a faster one for same price after MIR
Newegg.com - EVGA 256-P1-N399-LX GeForce 6200 256MB 64-bit GDDR2 PCI Video Card - Retail
but ya the 5200 will work
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do i install the drivers normally or is there some other way becuase its a secondary card?
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