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    USB Dual Monitors?

    Inquiry Captain...

    Would it be possible to run a dual monitor setup with one of those USB (or firewire) video card dongles? Not just the same on two screens (my VGA cable already splits twice), but different programs on each screen. If it's possible, I may add another screen for GPS.
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    Do they make USB monitors? Thats the first i've heard of that, maby i'm just out of the loop

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    I don't know about USB monitors, but they make USB video cards.
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    There is this one:
    http://www.newegg.com/app/Category.a...y=1932&DEPA=10
    It looks pretty cool, but I sonder if you can use more than one??
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    Damn it... that would work... if I didn't have USB 1.1. :P

    And I've been searching, and I can't find a FireWire-to-USB 2.0 adapter or a FireWire PCMCIA (for a 2.0 card) adapter. Does anyone know if they make such a thing?
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    spend $20 for a USB 2.0 card man.
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    yes, there are pcmcia firewire or pcmcia usb 2.0 cards, usually in the "Apple" section of the (insert local mega electronics chain here), and most are PC compatible all depends on bus speed though!
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    My comp doesn't take expansion cards.

    And I'm looking for adapters that go the other way... FireWire cable with a USB2.0 port(s) on the end, or FireWire cable with a PCMCIA card socket on the end (for a USB2.0 PCMCIA card).

    Or how about FireWire video card dongles? Anyone know of one?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GruvThang
    yes, there are pcmcia firewire or pcmcia usb 2.0 cards, usually in the "Apple" section of the (insert local mega electronics chain here), and most are PC compatible all depends on bus speed though!
    here is one that does both!

    http://microcenter.com/single_produc...uct_id=0170216
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    Quote Originally Posted by VanMan69
    FireWire cable with a USB2.0 port(s) on the end, or FireWire cable with a PCMCIA card socket on the end (for a USB2.0 PCMCIA card).
    It would be much cheaper to upgrade the motherboard than to do that.

    You would have to go from firewire to PCI then from PCI to PCMCIA.

    Maybe Tritton is working on a firewire to SVGA adapter?
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