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HP Compaq dx2000 Microtower PC - upgrade graphics to dual-monitor support?

Hi, I have a question regarding the HP Compaq dx2000 Microtower PC. The link to the specs is here:

 

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/DocumentIndex.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&contentType=Support...

 

I have been asked to supply a solution for this machine that will enable dual-monitor support. Can anyone please advise me on a possible Graphics card that I could purchase (presumably second-hand) that will be compatible with the motherboard on this machine, and will also enable dual-monitor support?

 

Many thanks!

Paul

 

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Re: HP Compaq dx2000 Microtower PC - upgrade graphics to dual-monitor support?

Hi:

 

If you are only running XP and have no plans to upgrade to Windows Vista or Windows 7, and only need VGA (not DVI) output, this PCI video card should work for you, ans your machine only has PCI slots.

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/PNY-Nvidia-FX5200-Dual-VGA-DDR-256MB-Video-Card-PCI-/160704820819?pt=PCC_Video_TV_Cards&hash=item256ac0f653

 

You will need to read the setup manual on your PC's support and driver page as I believe you need to change a BIOS setting to allow for the PCI card to be the primary video card.

 

Or you can search for a similar PCI card with a DMS-59 out with the split video cable that goes to two monitors.

 

Paul

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Re: HP Compaq dx2000 Microtower PC - upgrade graphics to dual-monitor support?

Hi:

 

If you are only running XP and have no plans to upgrade to Windows Vista or Windows 7, and only need VGA (not DVI) output, this PCI video card should work for you, ans your machine only has PCI slots.

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/PNY-Nvidia-FX5200-Dual-VGA-DDR-256MB-Video-Card-PCI-/160704820819?pt=PCC_Vid...

 

You will need to read the setup manual on your PC's support and driver page as I believe you need to change a BIOS setting to allow for the PCI card to be the primary video card.

 

Or you can search for a similar PCI card with a DMS-59 out with the split video cable that goes to two monitors.

 

Paul

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Re: HP Compaq dx2000 Microtower PC - upgrade graphics to dual-monitor support?

Hey Paul...That's really helpful! Very many thanks.
Paul
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Re: HP Compaq dx2000 Microtower PC - upgrade graphics to dual-monitor support?

You're very welcome, Paul.

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