Dual Monitors with PCI Express 16x
I've been out of the computer hardware world for quite some time now, so help me out....
I got a new computer at work. It has a PCI Express 16 slot and two regular PCI slots. It is using an onboard video card to drive the monitor. When I plug in a regular PCI video card to run dual monitors, it selects the PCI card and disables the onboard video. I don't have access to the BIOS to see if there's some setting there. Using a single monitor sucks.
My next option is to install a sub-$50 PCI Express 16 video card that can drive two monitors. I see some at Newegg.com that have two outputs. One DVI and one VGA. Will those let me run two monitors independently? Not where one just mirrors the other?
It will take an act of god to get the company to purchase and install a video card for me.