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Dual Output Video Card

Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by TheSnowman, May 9, 2011.

  1. TheSnowman

    TheSnowman Major Contributor

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    I saw the other post about the video card and it reminded me that I had a conference I have to do a presentation for coming up next month, and my current video card was giving me trouble. I believe what I have is PCI Express, but not sure since I don't still have the original box.

    What I'll be doing is running multiple screen software where I have my software and preview on my screen, and then output to a projector. I'd almost prefer a DVI and VGA option (even though I know I can get an adapter) because my scan converter is VGA. It needs to run DVD's, power point presentations, etc, which the software controls, but I want to make sure it's not sluggish.

    I had this card installed but it started shutting down on me anytime I'd watch YouTube, Netflix, or Hulu, and I knew I wouldn't stand a chance on having to play videos and presentations on it. Anyway, I'd even be up for something basically like what I have now, but since it's given me trouble, I don't really want the same brand if there is something else. This is a PNY GeForce.

    Any suggestions? Figured I'd find something nice online instead of going to staples and having to buy whatever they had in stock.
     

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    There are only two types of reference design cards. One is Nvidia, the other is AMD (ATI Radeon). The PNY GeForce is an Nvidia card. Looks like you have PCI-X card there. Be sure your power supply is up to snuff for putting in a better video card. Typically, a better card will require an extra 6pin power source. You can get a GeForce 440 for under $75. or for a little more coin - a GeForce GTS 450 that will be twice as nice. But it needs more power.
     
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    also, fwiw- I'd contact PNY. They're a great manufacturer, and geforce cards are pretty damn good... You may have a totally unrelated issue they can help with, or replace the card.
     
  5. TheSnowman

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    Well that was my original plan...but I couldn't find a contact phone number for that division of PNY. I thought it was a good card. I sent an email to them, and never heard squat back. Do you have a phone number for them by chance? Maybe I'm just blind, but I googled it at least three times and never got anywhere.
     
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