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Old 11-12-2008, 12:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I am getting a new monitor for my computer and am giving my current one to my dad as a second monitor for his computer. However he has integrated gfx and only supports one monitor. I was going to put my old geforce4 ti4200 in but it is nowhere to be found which sucks. So now I need a good cheap idea for a video card with dual monitor capability. It just has to be powerful enough to watch an online tv station on one monitor while working on the other. I was hoping to spend under 40$ canadian.
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PCI, AGP or PCI-E?
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Old 11-12-2008, 11:08 AM   #3 (permalink)
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AGP i'm pretty sure His mobo is a 775VM800 but I can't find much info online about it

edit: yeah its agp
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AGP is tough to find below $40 since they have always been more than PCI-E. Cheapest card that I would suggest is the eVGA GeForce 6200LE. Goes for around $40 online.
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HD3450...much better than a 6200 for $44:
Newegg.com - ASUS AH3450/HTP/256M Radeon HD 3450 256MB 64-bit GDDR2 AGP 4X/8X HDCP Ready Low Profile Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
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Good find.
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is that card also available in canadas newegg?

My dad doesn't need world of warcraft lol

I found something cheaper at newegg.ca
Newegg.ca - HIS Hightech H925H128E1TOAN Radeon 9250 128MB 64-bit DDR AGP 4X/8X Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

Don't know how good that card is though.
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Just change the .com to .ca and you see their version.. yes its there unfortunately its $54
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is that card also available in canadas newegg?

My dad doesn't need world of warcraft lol

I found something cheaper at newegg.ca
Newegg.ca - HIS Hightech H925H128E1TOAN Radeon 9250 128MB 64-bit DDR AGP 4X/8X Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

Don't know how good that card is though.
That card sucks but if its not for gaming any card will do.
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I found the Ti4200 I was looking for but I'm not sure if it still works (found it under a couch) but I''ll give it a try and see.
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