July 6th, 2004, 09:25 AM
My geforce mx400 died last night and now I must buy another video card. I was thinkinŽabout an upgrade to a dual monitor system. Anyone seen a Geforce FX5200 working with monitors? Is it good for this purpose?
July 6th, 2004, 09:34 AM
The computer I'm typing on has that (at work right now). It's running 2XVGA right now, where one of the VGA outputs is through a DVI-VGA adapter.
One minor complaint:
On my system, when I right click on a movie I get an error message. Trying to figure that out right now.
Other than that, I like Nvidia drivers better than the ATI 9200SE I have at home. The ATI drivers for that card have a few annoying things about them, are kinda bloated, and do not allow as many image control adjustments as the Nvidia does. Also when you right click the system tray icon one of my CRTs refreshes.
2- Check that the card has the right outputs, and whether or not it comes with an adapter.
July 6th, 2004, 11:30 AM
I am using Asus V9520 Video Suite card. Dual DVI (w/adapters for VGA) out. Video and S-video in and out. 128 MB ram, Invidia Fx5200 proc. Just over $100 at Newegg. Haven't tried two monitors yet. So far so good!
July 7th, 2004, 03:35 PM
I have the eVGA FX5200 (http://www.evga.com/products/moreinfo.asp?Part_Number=128-A8-N304-LX) with S-Video, DVI, and VGA outputs. I have two RealSYNC CRT monitors connected (using the included adapter on the DVI port), and it works fine under Windows XP Home. I have the 56.72 Nvidia drivers installed, and everything is good for editing in MediaStudio Pro 7.01.
One minor glitch -- and this may be my low-quality CRTs -- when I wake the computer up from sleep mode or reboot, the relative brightness sometimes changes even though I haven't altered Windows display or the CRT front panel settings. Even though my monitors are identical make and model, one displays brighter than the other when all hardware and software settings are set the same.