- What cheap graphics card
Dell Inspiron 570 desktop
Turns out the graphics card (ATI something) doesn’t support 2 monitors despite having VGA, DVI and HDMI ports (HDMI doesn’t seem to work at all)
It should do but seems a common problem if Internet search anything to go by (sounds like there was a batch of dodgy cards in similar age machines and Dell refused to do anything)
Both monitors show desktop but both recognised as monitor 1 regardless how plugged in (splitter or one in VGA one in DVI) and therefore cannot extend desktop across them both something I want to do as going to be working from home a lot and like having one monitor for emails and one for excel
So can someone recommend a cheap graphics card that will do this?
Don’t want to spend much, don’t do gaming just work, Internet and basic photo/video editing
I don’t know very much about PC’s to be honestPosted 4 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
Something used from Overclockers.co.uk or similiar- get some tech-head’s castoffs. Dell desktops can be a pain but graphics cards are reasonably standardised now on pci-e… So the only things that’d concern me are physical size in the case (some cards are mahoosive) and power supply.Posted 4 years agoSamBMember
I can do you an ATI Radeon 4890 if you want? I’ve had it running with two monitors with no problems, and it’s pretty quiet with the non-stock cooling. Have been meaning to ebay it for a while since I’ve upgraded, just not got round to it yet.
Let me know if you’re interested 🙂Posted 4 years agoscuzzMember
The above cards offered may need dedicated 6 or 8 pin pci-e power connectors. Check you have sufficient connections to your PSU to support this – you can get 2x 4 pin molex to 1x 6pin pci-e adaptors easily enough (off the top of my head,not sure about 8 pin). Both of the above are also previous generation high/mid range gaming cards and not exactly small. 🙂Posted 4 years ago
ATi sapphire HD5450 off of Amazon new for £20 will do the job without any additional power connectiobs, as long as you have a pci-e slot on your motherboard (sounds likely). If you can find the model no. of your current card we can let you know if you’ve definitely got the power connection a necessary for the above cards.AlexSimonSubscriber
I always look for fanless graphics cards.
I’d look at this list for reliable ones:
I don’t see why the first one wouldn’t be ideal.
It’s a good place to shop too.
Edit: looks like scuzz has you covered 🙂Posted 4 years ago
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