Need Help Finding PC that Can Run Two Display

March 7, 2010 at 18:12:01
Specs: Windows XP
I want to buy a new PC computer primarily used for spreadsheets, internet surfing and e-mail. My current computer is about 5 years old and only has 512MB ram. I have some large excel spreadsheets (100MB, 65000 rows) that take over a minute to open or save which is way to slow for me. I was thinking of buying the Gateway DX4831-01E (6GB memory, Intel i3-530 processor, 1TB HD) for $550 at Best Buy. Will this computer be able to open/save my spreadsheets in a few seconds? Is there a better computer in this price range for my needs?

I often have 10+ websites open at the same time and I run two displays with my computer. I had to purchase a GeForce FX5200 128MB DDR TV/DVI video card when I bought my last computer so I could run two displays. Do any computers in the $500 to $800 range come out of the box with the ability to run 2 displays at the same time? If so, please list the computer model and price?

I was also wondering if I buy a computer that does not come with the ability to run 2 displays simultaneously, will I be able to install the FX5200 video card in my new computer or should I just purchase a new video card? Does anyone have a recommendation for a video card. I don't need the video card for gaming, I just need it to be able to run 2 displays simultaneously. One of my displays is an older model that has a 15 pin VGA input and a 24 pin DVI input. My other display has a 15 pin VGA input and a HDMI input. So I need a video card that can connect to these 2 displays. Does anyone have a suggestion on a video card.

The tech support at Best Buy isn't very good so any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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March 7, 2010 at 18:25:53
List your current make and model computer or at least the specs. It may be upgradable, but sounds like you should step into the world of multicore cpu's.

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March 7, 2010 at 21:14:09
For your work quad core is the best.

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March 8, 2010 at 14:33:12
It looks like that Gateway at Best Buy won't run two monitors. It has built in video. If you look at the photos on Best Buy's web site you only see one video connection. Find a pc with a separate video card that has two video outs.

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