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Need advice on a DMS-59 graphics card
self | 2/24/12 | mark3681

Posted on 02/24/2012 7:03:16 PM PST by mark3681

Need a little help with a graphics card problem.

I purchased a graphics card, JATON. It is PCI (not PCI-E). It has a DMS-59 connector on it. Just found out that this card is used to support 2 monitors.

I can get an adapter cable on line, DMS-59 to VGA. The cable would be a "Y" set up with 2 VGA connectors on it. Question is, can I run just one monitor, or do I have to run 2?

My machine is an older Dell; Dimention 2350, Pentium 4, 1.5 ghz.

I got this card cheap, real cheap. It is new. I'd like to use it if I can. The adapter cable will only cost me about 10.00.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


TOPICS: Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: dms; graphics; vga

1 posted on 02/24/2012 7:03:20 PM PST by mark3681
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To: mark3681
Get a Mac

[ducking]

2 posted on 02/24/2012 7:04:59 PM PST by ClearCase_guy ("And the public gets what the public wants" -- The Jam)
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To: mark3681

Yes


3 posted on 02/24/2012 7:08:56 PM PST by ThomasThomas
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To: mark3681

No problem. You can run just one monitor. You can also get a Y connector cable with one VGA and one DVI if you want an option to a higher quality video image later.


4 posted on 02/24/2012 7:10:21 PM PST by Truth29
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To: mark3681

Since I have no idea what you are talking about, I suggest you upgrade to the DMS-60.

If I’m not mistaken, the DMS-60 comes with a Rich Corinthian Leather Interior while the DMS-59 only comes with Leatherette.


5 posted on 02/24/2012 7:10:53 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (Liberals, Useful Idiots Voting for Useless Idiots...)
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To: ThomasThomas

You will have to places to put a monitor but windows will only detect one if only one is plugged in to the y thingy.


6 posted on 02/24/2012 7:12:05 PM PST by ThomasThomas
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To: mark3681
Question is, can I run just one monitor, or do I have to run 2?

It's really dependent on your graphics driver. If you have Windows XP, it's likely that you can use a single monitor. Windows will realize that you have only a single monitor plugged in, and will put your desktop on it.

In the unlikely event that it doesn't do that, you can simply right click on the desktop, select "properties", and then the "settings" tab.

Select the monitor you want, and make sure that the "use this device as my primary monitor" box is checked. Select the other monitor, and turn OFF the checkbox labeled "Extend my windows desktop onto this monitor".

7 posted on 02/24/2012 7:12:49 PM PST by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good WOMAN (Sgt. Kimberly Munley) with a gun)
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To: Kickass Conservative
If I’m not mistaken, the DMS-60 comes with a Rich Corinthian Leather Interior while the DMS-59 only comes with Leatherette.

A lot of Nauga's died for that DMS-59 interior!

8 posted on 02/24/2012 7:14:28 PM PST by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good WOMAN (Sgt. Kimberly Munley) with a gun)
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To: justlurking

Thanks justlurking.
I appreciate the info. I’ll get the cable and go for it.
Regards.


9 posted on 02/24/2012 7:16:00 PM PST by mark3681
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To: ClearCase_guy

I’m saving up as we write.
Been kind of thin on funds the last couple of years.


10 posted on 02/24/2012 7:17:07 PM PST by mark3681
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To: Kickass Conservative

11 posted on 02/24/2012 7:17:39 PM PST by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: ThomasThomas

Thanks ThomasThomas.
Your answer, plus others, have convinced me to go for it.


12 posted on 02/24/2012 7:17:54 PM PST by mark3681
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To: Truth29

Good advice Truth29. I’ll do that.
Thanks


13 posted on 02/24/2012 7:18:35 PM PST by mark3681
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To: Kickass Conservative

Just damn! I love Rich Corinthian Leather!
LOL!


14 posted on 02/24/2012 7:19:41 PM PST by mark3681
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To: mark3681
older Dell; Dimention 2350, Pentium 4, 1.5 ghz.

And you admitted to that on an open forum. Ritual suicide is the only honorable path open to you.

Be honest, you're running Windoze 95, aren't you?

/johnny

15 posted on 02/24/2012 7:19:41 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Kickass Conservative
http://www.amazon.com/DMS-60-Y-Splitter-Converter-Monitor-Graphics/dp/B0051BECK2

No leather with this model.

16 posted on 02/24/2012 7:20:54 PM PST by Truth29
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To: justlurking
>”A lot of Nauga’s died for that DMS-59 interior!”<

Don't worry, their sacrifice has not gone unnoticed. You can take my DMS-59 from my cold dead hands.

17 posted on 02/24/2012 7:21:23 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (Liberals, Useful Idiots Voting for Useless Idiots...)
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To: central_va

ROTHFLOL!
That’s the EXACT picture I had in my mind!
What ever happened to Ricardo?
Car was a piece of junk, but it had some nice lines, for its day.


18 posted on 02/24/2012 7:21:58 PM PST by mark3681
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To: mark3681

You can run one monitor.


19 posted on 02/24/2012 7:22:22 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Kickass Conservative

LOL

Punk /s


20 posted on 02/24/2012 7:23:55 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: central_va

He was “the most interesting man in the world” long before being “the most interesting man in the world” was cool.


21 posted on 02/24/2012 7:24:10 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (Liberals, Useful Idiots Voting for Useless Idiots...)
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To: mark3681

Glad to hear it, the Leatherette is kind of scratchy.


22 posted on 02/24/2012 7:27:36 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (Liberals, Useful Idiots Voting for Useless Idiots...)
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To: Kickass Conservative
If I’m not mistaken, the DMS-60 comes with a Rich Corinthian Leather Interior while the DMS-59 only comes with Leatherette.

Ricardo! Is that you?

23 posted on 02/24/2012 7:29:28 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: JRandomFreeper

No Johnny. I really am running XP SP3.
To tell you the truth I almost committed ritual suicide a few weeks back. Take a minute and follow along.

PC kept shutting down. Couldn’t get it to restart no matter what I did. I’d press the power button, it would start to power up, then click off.

I noticed that the longer it sat off the further along the boot process it got before it clicked off.

I opened the machine and check things out. I noticed a metal bracket laying in the bottom. I pulled the cooling fan tunnel out (the plastic chute that pulls air across the CPU) and found the heat sink leaning out away from the mother board!

Well, the CPU was overheating and shutting down! The plastic bracket that screws on to the mother board had lost two of the ears where the heat sink clips clip on to.

Well, being the mechanically inclined person I am I decided to fix it. Long story longer: I modified the plastic mount. This caused me to have to modify the heat sink because the clips would no long clip to the original places. I cut the heat sink with a hack saw to make room for the clips, etc.
Put it all back together and WHAM! Works like a champ and has been ever since!

How can I give up such a fine, reliable, OLD machine?


24 posted on 02/24/2012 7:30:09 PM PST by mark3681
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To: Truth29

Thanks for the link. I’ll check it out.
Also, if you want a laugh, see my somewhat long reply to “Johnny”.


25 posted on 02/24/2012 7:31:24 PM PST by mark3681
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To: Kickass Conservative
He was “the most interesting man in the world” long before being “the most interesting man in the world” was cool.

So you're saying...he was interesting even before it was interesting to be interesting....

26 posted on 02/24/2012 7:32:01 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Still Thinking
No, but he used to live about 15 minutes from my house.

His awesomeness could be felt from miles away.

He really was Khan.

27 posted on 02/24/2012 7:33:46 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (Liberals, Useful Idiots Voting for Useless Idiots...)
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To: Still Thinking

He was “the most interesting man in the world” long before being “the most interesting man in the world” was cool.

So you’re saying...he was interesting even before it was interesting to be interesting....

NOW that’s interesting.


28 posted on 02/24/2012 7:33:51 PM PST by mark3681
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To: mark3681
So the last time daylight saw the inside of your wallet was 1993. I thought I was cheap. ;)

I put my old PCs out to pasture, running Linux as DHCP servers or TFTP servers or something.

/johnny

29 posted on 02/24/2012 7:34:50 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Still Thinking
You are absolutely correct.

He wasn't just interesting, he was awesomely interesting.

30 posted on 02/24/2012 7:36:09 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (Liberals, Useful Idiots Voting for Useless Idiots...)
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To: JRandomFreeper

So the last time daylight saw the inside of your wallet was 1993. I thought I was cheap. ;)

It’s been longer than that. I only open my wallet in the dark, so I can’t see how broke I am!


31 posted on 02/24/2012 7:38:35 PM PST by mark3681
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To: central_va
Couldn't resist!
32 posted on 02/24/2012 7:41:05 PM PST by mark3681
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To: mark3681
Khaaaaaaaaaan!!!!
33 posted on 02/24/2012 8:10:57 PM PST by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good WOMAN (Sgt. Kimberly Munley) with a gun)
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To: mark3681

There is a good chance the person you got this from has the splitter or adapter still attached to his monitor. If not, it will cost about $10+S&H.


34 posted on 02/24/2012 8:13:36 PM PST by PeaceBeWithYou (De Oppresso Liber! (50 million and counting in Afghanistan and Iraq))
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To: mark3681

“Khan” has since passed on. Sad.


35 posted on 02/24/2012 9:36:16 PM PST by dhs12345
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To: JRandomFreeper
older Dell; Dimention 2350, Pentium 4, 1.5 ghz.

And you admitted to that on an open forum. Ritual suicide is the only honorable path open to you.

Be honest, you're running Windoze 95, aren't you?

/johnny

That was about three or four PC's ago for me.

36 posted on 02/24/2012 10:43:25 PM PST by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: mark3681
"Thanks for the link. I’ll check it out. Also, if you want a laugh, see my somewhat long reply to “Johnny”."

Very resourceful. Also, note that the link I sent was a DMS-60 as a joke to those who were on a riff about an upgrade from a DMS-59. It wouldn't work with your video card.

37 posted on 02/25/2012 2:58:41 AM PST by Truth29
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To: justlurking

Naugas shed their skins and don’t “die” for us to enjoy their skin.

Please get your facts straight.


38 posted on 02/25/2012 3:06:46 AM PST by american_ranger
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To: mark3681

I removed some Rougeware from an old Dell Dimension 2400, running XP, SP3. I think it had 2GB of Ram (Maxed Out). Dang, that old PC was still FAST!!!!

Being a PC Tech, If you can’t afford one of my Custom Built PC’s, I’ll steer you into a Good Dell (not the cheap ones), for a nominal fee, of course.


39 posted on 02/25/2012 7:56:04 AM PST by corbe (mystified)
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