upgrade axis terra axv to support dual screens

Hello,

We have an older axis terea axv that I want to upgrade to dula screen. It has a ATI Xpert 2000 graphics card. ATI says that the card will not support dual, and needs to be replaced with something like their Radeon 9550. That suports one VGA, one DVI, but not two DVI.

My questions:
 - does anyone have experience with Radeon 9550 and would you shre (good or bad)?
 - Does anyone know if I can just exchange card, or whether I need to touch the moterhboard? My invoice says AGP, so I think I'm ok, not sure, and of course the company is now defunct.

 - Does anyone know of a card that support two DVIs that will fill the bill? In a hurry, system knowledge of Axis is worth a lot right now, so points high

Thank you

j
jfmclaughlAsked:
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CallandorConnect With a Mentor Commented:
I had the Radeon 9500 Pro, and thought it was very good, but I don't know if the 9550 is similar.

The ATI Xpert 2000 is an AGP 2x card (3.3v), and the 9550 is an AGP 4x/8x card (1.5v), so whether it will work or not depends on your motherboard.  Check the type of AGP slot you have for voltage compatability: http://www.ertyu.org/~steven_nikkel/agpcompatibility.html
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jfmclaughlAuthor Commented:
Callandor,

That link is very good thanks. I may be a little naieve, but I can't tell the difference in the picture between 1.5 and 3.3. How can I tell if I open the box up, what voltage I have?

j
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CallandorCommented:
Look at the position of the 3.3v "key" and the 1.5v "key" - they prevent the wrong voltage card from being inserted, so if you want to use a Radeon 9550 1.5v card, the 3.3v "key" should not be present at all - if it is, it will prevent a 1.5v card from being inserted.
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jfmclaughlAuthor Commented:
I see, thanks.

I also found this link too, and thought it was good -

https://support.ati.com/ics/support/default.asp?deptID=894&task=knowledge

I will get back to you after I open the box. stay tuned, and thanks.
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jfmclaughlAuthor Commented:
ps - do you have any flat panel vendor ecommendations?
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CallandorCommented:
I like Eizo, Samsung, and ViewSonic monitors - they are sharp and have the best color.
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jfmclaughlAuthor Commented:
ok, thanks. more later...
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jfmclaughlAuthor Commented:
Opened up the box today and we have a 3.3v key, so the 9550 is out of the question. I posted a question to ATI about the radeon 9500, and the 9700, can't tell the diference.

But your comments were extremely helpful, so thank you for that.

Jane
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CallandorCommented:
Glad I could be of assistance.
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