Dual Head Videocard Suggestions?

Discussion in 'SolidWorks' started by Triton, Mar 7, 2005.

  1. Triton

    Triton Guest

    I'm using a dual monitor setup which I've come to really really enjoy,
    but because of model complexity I'm nearing time to upgrade. I'm
    starting to look for a dual-head 256M videocard and 2 gigs of ram.
    Does anyone have any suggestions? Experiences, good and bad? Any
    help would be appreciated.

    Current system:
    Motherboard: SS51G V2.0, Processor Socket 478, Pentium 4, 400/533MHz
    Memory: DDR 512* 2 =1024mb
    Graphics: ATI All-In-Wonder RADEON 9600 128MB DDR AGP8X Dual VGA VIDEO
    Storage: ATA-133 Pentium 4, 2.8Ghz

    Thanks a lot!

    (replace AT with @)
    Triton, Mar 7, 2005
  2. Triton

    MM Guest


    Just about any of the dual head Quadro's work great.

    Just about anything is better than what your using. Any problems your having
    "ARE NOT" the result of inadequate video memory. You just have a lousy card.
    A PNY FX1100 with 256mb is more than adequate for anything SW is even
    capable of doing. When you get into gigs of video memory, your in the
    rareified air of very high end, >$5000.00, 3D Labs Wildcat cards. These
    cards don't even really work that well with SW.


    MM, Mar 7, 2005
  3. Triton

    MM Guest


    Misread your post about the video mem. You "are" looking for a 256mb card

    MM, Mar 7, 2005
  4. Triton

    P. Guest

    NVidia FX3000 comes to mind. As do many of the lesser NVidia Quadros.
    P., Mar 8, 2005
  5. We've got two machines running the Quadro FX3000 and one running the Quadro
    FX3400, all running dual monitors and they work great!

    Richard Charney, Mar 9, 2005
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