http://www.pcworld.com/video/id,367-page,1-bid,4/video.html click on this link, than click on the demo to see how two monitors can be set up
Dim 44002.6 Ghz 400 FSB1 Gb 2100 DDR memoryWindows XP Home120 Gb Seagate 7,200 drive24 inch 2407 WFPXFX 7800 GS O/C AGP16x DVD-R410 watt ( PcPower&Cooling )
Banchetto 101 Case-Less System
eVGA 780i Mobo
eVGA 295 GTX Video
8 Gb Corsair Memory
Thermaltake TRUE Black CPU Cooler
VelociRaptor 10,000 rpm HD
Windows 7 RC 7100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150128 $70.00 dual input card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161073 $66.00 dual input card
According to Dell manuals here:
you can use booth Video adapters built in ( Intel) and add-on PCI-E Radeon; built in Video would use Analog and Radeon would use DVI connector; I had that copter for two weeks during Christmas and I retuned it because it was limited as far as gaming; for typo of games you mentioned and what you intend to use I would call it perfect choice; on the plus side it is completely silent, small, very cute looking, with C2D processor and Radeon PRO VGA controller it is more than sufficient for day-day computer tasks; on the minus side, it is very easy to overturn it in upright position, since it has no stand, I have a cat roaming the desk :smileywink: also the mechanism for opening the Optical Bay and Media Card Reader Bay is easy to open, but very tricky to close.
I am actually thinking about buying this one again, keeping it and using it for everything but gaming, than I can built my own “monster” gaming and take tame, pleasure and financial pain :smileyhappy: doing that.
Hope it helps!
Well I read it last night “tired” and now this morning with my “fresh” mind, so it not clear, but is sounds like it may not be possible to use booth on-board and add-on video card; the information is located under: Service Manuals\System Setup[\System Setup Options\ Video
And could be found here:
Specifies which video controller is primary when two video controllers are present on the computer. Auto enables the add-in video controller. Onboard enables the integrated video controller.
You may have to use, from my recollection, of Radeon’s 1300 PRO booth connectors Analog and DVI, that should work with Windows feature to ether multiply or extend desktop.
I have dealt today again with several different Dell OptiPlex models and on one in particularly on built-in VGA issue vs. Add-on Card issue; so I have “refreshed” my knowledge. You can only “choose “Auto” (detect) if add-on board present built-in gets disabled, or if add-on present to use built-in, there is no choice to use booth at the same time. However, speaking from my memory Radeon PRO you are getting has two connectors, VGA Analog and DVI, so using Windows Display Properties you could do “Mirror” or “Extended Desktop, “ either way you are going to be fine even without BIOS support for dual Video.