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04-18-2012 06:05 PM
I have read a lot of posts, but have not figured out what I need. I have a HP Desktop p6212f. I have two monitors that I would like to hook up. I am currently using the video port on the computer. Do I need to get a dual port card or can I use the port on the computer and add another port on the card. Can I use the DVI and VGA port on the computer without a new card. Which card would be best and compatable with the system. Will not be doing any gaming, just internet and word documents. I downloaded the specs for my system, but it does not specify what type of slot I have to hook up the card if needed. Lots of questions, sorry, just want to make sure they apply to my system. Thanks!
04-18-2012 06:20 PM - edited 04-18-2012 06:23 PM
The motherboard in the p6212f only has one video output port. See the motherboard specifications.
You might consider a USB to (VGA or DVI or HDMI) adapter for the second monitor. www. newegg.com has these adapters.
Another choice is to install a discrete video card along with a replacement power supply. This would be more expensive but would offer a lot better video performance.
04-18-2012 06:59 PM - edited 04-18-2012 07:00 PM
NVIDIA and AMD require a 300 or 400+ watt PSU to power the discrete video card.
What type of applications do you want to run? What is your budget amount?
04-19-2012 01:55 AM
They will use your current graphics device.