Dual Monitor on Lenovo 3000 H200 Desktop – what do i need? internal video card? pc internet internal graphics?

Question by Adfadf A: Dual Monitor on Lenovo 3000 H200 Desktop – what do i need? internal video card? pc internet internal graphics?
Hi,

I am trying to set up a DUAL MONITOR for my desktop.. Was wondering if you knew if I needed to buy a special “card” to enable Dual-Monitor capabilities? (To click and drag from one monitor to the other..) I have a Lenovo 3000 H200:

Lenovo 3000 H200 Desktop

1.6GHz – 1GB – – Windows XP Home – Tower

* Manufacturer: Lenovo Group Limited
* Manufacturer Part Number: 53571XU
* Manufacturer Website Address: www.lenovo.com/us/en/
* Product Line: 3000
* Product Series: H200
* Product Name: 3000 H200 Desktop
* Product Type: Desktop Computer
* Number of Processors Install: 1
* Processor Manufacturer: Intel
* Processor Type: Atom
* Processor Model: 230
* Processor Speed: 1.6GHz
* 64-bit Processing: Yes
* Hyper-Threading: Yes
* Bus Speed: 533MHz
* QuickPath Interconnect: Not Applicable
* HyperTransport Speed: Not Applicable
* Standard Memory: 1GB, 1GB
* Hard Drive: 160GB Serial ATA 7200 rpm
* Optical Drive Type: DVD-Writer
* Controller Type: Serial ATA
* Graphics Controller Manufacturer: Intel
* Graphics Controller Model: Graphics Media Accelerator 950
* Ethernet Technology: Fast Ethernet
* Operating System: Windows XP Home

Best answer:

Answer by The Teller
Okay. Let me make something very clear. Your computer is not built for dual-monitors, and every single component inside of it is wired to do only the most basic of tasks. If you do not have two display outs, then you only option is to get another graphics card. However, I don’t recommend it because the onboard Atom is far too weak to sufficiently process much interaction between two monitors. If you are stuck on it, make sure you first verify what motherboard you are using and what video card will work. It’s probably PCI, but check first.

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