Video Card & Monitor Purchase Mistake
Posted on 2011-02-15
I recently asked a question on video cards, and I got some good advice from jimsweb, aleghart, and couple of other experts.
The original question asked whether any of you guys were aware of any video cards that would allow three monitors.
A few suggestions came back - the easiest solution seemed to just purchase an additional card and attach the third monitor to it.
Therefore, I bought a Sapphire Radeon HD 4350, I then bought a AOC e943Fws 18.5" Widescreen LED Monitor.
Today I attempted to install the new card only to find out that my Dell doesn't support additonal video cards. Further more when I called Dell the tech support person said there isn't a video card that supports 3 monitors at all. However, I'm quite sure you experts wouldn't have suggested it among your recommendations if it were not possible, so I don't think the Dell representative knew what he was talking about.
Any, I'm a little screwed, because I have a new video and monitor and I can't use either of them.
At one point I thought I might have been saved because the video card can accept HDTV, but unfortunately the monitor is VGA.
Can you guys come with any suggestions, other than returning the items?