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mjrsea
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XPS 8700, adding second monitor to video card?

I would like to add the 2007WFP monitor from my previous Dell computer to my XPS 8700 as a second monitor.  What cable would be best, since the WFP is old enough not to have HDMI or displayport?  The system runs Windows 7, and the primary monitor is a U2412M.

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RE: XPS 8700, adding second monitor to video card?

It all depends on what video out ports are available on your video card?
2007WFP Video In ports = VGA/DVI-D
U2412M Video In ports = VGA/DVI-D/DP

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ToddOlason
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RE: XPS 8700, adding second monitor to video card?

I am awaiting an XPS 8700 to be delivered and I’m considering ordering a second video card for it to run two monitors. What are my options?

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Google101
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RE: XPS 8700, adding second monitor to video card?

What Video Card did you buy? it should have the following outputs, DVI-D/VGA/DP

if it has a Display port you can buy an adapter to it, mini DP to HDMI, then HDMI to DVI.

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