Dual Monitor with Ati Radeon 9800 Pro AIW question

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by PDMundo, Mar 18, 2005.

  1. PDMundo

    PDMundo OSNN One Post Wonder

    so, i understand that as a 9800AIW user, i have a limited number of options for dual monitor use. Right now i have the 9800AIW (AGP) running tandem with a Radeon 7000 (PCI). It works for the most part, but i notice a lot of slow loads and fast memory usage (i am currently on 512MB DDR400).

    Well, I know the AIW has an S-Video out, or an RCA Video Out on the card, and I wanted to know if there is a way i can use that to go to my monitor, without having to purchase a convertor. I guess the cheap side in my thinks that this would work:

    S-Video Cable -> S-Video to VGA -> VGA Male to Female convertor -> Monitor

    Will that work? I'll link the different components i'm talking about:

    This is an Video Card to S-Video/RCA adapter, which i assume means it goes only one way: http://www.cyberguys.com/templates/searchdetail.asp?T1=131+0615&dept=lch37&search=&child=

    This is a gender changer for VGA (i think): http://www.cyberguys.com/templates/searchdetail.asp?T1=130+0197&dept=lch37&search=&child=

    Is this possible? or do i need to spring for a signal convertor?
  2. mlakrid

    mlakrid OSNN BASSMASTER Political User Folding Team

    I looked at the 9800AIW on the ATI website the 9800AIW only supports:
    "Display support One display (VGA or DVI) simultaneously connected with a TV or VCR
    YPrPb output adapter (available in North America only)"


    I would either stay with that setup you have or go with something like the 9600XT AIW which does support dual mointors

    It all depends on what you are going to use the card for..


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