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Can I enable my onboard analog video card and expansion pci video card at same time for dual monitors?

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If so, how?
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With Dell GX280, the answer is no. Put in other PCI or PCIe video card that will disable the onboard video. Some newer motherboard will have such option for what you want.
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Dual head cards are pretty common and will provide much better video than a onboard card.  Most motherboards I've worked with would allow it but I always just put in a dual head card anyway.

Matrox also have a slick external option with the DualHeadToGo,

http://www.matrox.com/graphics/en/gxm/products/dh2go/home.php

It costs around $200-250 so it is more expensive than a basic dual head card.  Gread option for laptops though.  You do need to verify that your video driver will support dual monitor resolutions though,  they have  a downloadable utility to check it for you.

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Nop, it wont work, some mainboard would just detect any presence PCIe video card or AGP and disable onboard video, just what as kode99 says, dualheadtogo is the alternative way.
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