I\’m so far behind the technology curve it\’s embarassing. Last century, really.
I\’ve just decided that since I\’ve got two monitors, why not try having two monitors on one PC?
Woo, cutting edge, eh?
And so I go looking for a card that will let me do this. I obviously need to have a PCI 16 card with 2 VGA outlets. The Compaq I\’ve got (look, I know, but I manage to blow up a computer about once every 18 months. So whatever the supermarket has for €400 is what I have) uses a graphics chip set on hte motherboard, so adding another card with one VGA outlet won\’t help. Because the onboard graphics get cut off if there\’s a card in.
I don\’t need DVI or HEDACCDGAS whatever the new one is, because I\’m not running video or TV and have no intention of doing so. Also, the two monitors I have conveniently have VGA connectors.
So, a dual VGA card is pretty old technology. Certainly the shops here don\’t have them, Amazon and so on don\’t seem to. They\’re offering me £80 games graphics stuff which I just don\’t need. I was sorta hoping for something in the £5 range really……..
So, knowing that technical people are in fact pack rats, any of you readers out there got an old dual VGA PCI 16 card lying around?
Given that I seem to be so far behing the technological frontier that no one makes any more what is for me the next leap into the future?