Dual graphiccard in win 2k possible ????

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Is it possible to put 2 graphic cards in my win 2K system and get 2 diferent imegaes on the 2 screens. I want it with 2 cards and not a matrox or someting like that beceause i want to keep my Geforce 3.

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You can extend your desktop with a second PCI graphics card and monitor. Once you get everything installed, go to the display control panel to the settings tab in order to configure your dual monitors. You can configure whether the second monitor should be on the right, left, top or bottom of your primary monitor.

Note the second monitor won't kick in until windows starts up, so you don't get dually goodness in bios screens or anything.

For other people thinking of doing this, you can get a dual monitor setup for under $100. Just go to pricewatch and get a second pci video card for about $50. Look in your local gas stations for classifieds newspapers. These are roughly 40 pages of nothing but classifeds, and they almost always have a computers section. 15" monitors can be had for about $30-$50 here. Much cheaper than ebay because you don't have to pay for shipping, and you can usually pick it up same day.
 

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thanx for the help. I still have 2 questions:
-1 does the taskbar get spread over 2 screens and when you maximize is your window than on two monitors.
-2 somebody told me that primery VGA in your bios had to be on PCI. Does that mean that by starting up averything happens on th second (pci) monitor??

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1) Your taskbar will only occupy your primary display
2) I never had to mess with anything in the bios. If you have an onboard video, then yes, your primary video card will have to be pci (in windows display control panel). If you don't have onboard video, then you can switch primary adapters willy nilly (any way you like).