What video card do I need to support dual monitors on my computer?

by on December 11, 2010

Q: I’m trying to set up dual monitors for this old computer I have lying around. It’s a Compaq Presario SR1000 with a ATI Radeon Xpress 200 Graphics Card. So I was going to buy a new graphic card that would support dual monitors and I was wondering how would I know if the new graphic card would a right fit for the computer I have now.

Here are the specs

This is the graphic card I’ve been eying that should fit, I think..: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc…82E16814139035


One Response to “What video card do I need to support dual monitors on my computer?”
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    The biggest requirement for you will be to determine what kind of video card slot is available on your computer.

    So, take a close look at this photo: http://www.entraide-petite-enfance.com/Tutos/CG/PCI-AGP-PCIe.jpg and take a look inside your computer to see what you have available.

    You’ll see some PCI slots in there for sure, the question will be if there is an AGP or a PCI Express 16x slot.

    If there is a PCI Express slot, then the video card you posted should work fine. If AGP, just filter on newegg for AGP cards and pick one out with dual output.