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    Dual Monitor Cable

    I have an ATI x300 DVI dual-monitor video card, and a couple of monitors lying around -- they have male VGA plugs. So I've been looking for a cable to connect my pieces, but have not had any luck at all. Any help would be much appreciated.

    video card looks like this:

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    You need an adapter like this to be able to use a VGA monitor with that card:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814999201

    As for running two monitors, are you sure the card supports it? Looks like it just has DVI-I and S-Video outputs. It can support two displays but one needs to be a TV.

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    There are display splitters, but not dual display. You would have two of the same picture on a monitor.
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    If the card is designed for it, you can get two VGA signals out of a DVI connector. You need a matching widget for it though; I don't know if there's any standard part for it. Are you sure that a splitter cable didn't come with the card?
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    If the card is designed for it, you can get two VGA signals out of a DVI connector. You need a matching widget for it though; I don't know if there's any standard part for it. Are you sure that a splitter cable didn't come with the card?
    Nope, I don't have a splitter cable. This machine was handed down to me from another person; I didn't buy it new.

    I also believe (or, at least hope) that this card is designed so that you could split the DVI into two VGA signals, by using a splitter.

    Now, the question is, where can I find such a splitter?

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