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Kelsey Aleckson
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Emphasis Servers have shipped as Dell GX240's and Dell GX260's.  Please see appropriate explanation below.

Emphasis GX260 servers have an integrated video card.  (These servers started shipping 11/02) 

2D servers utilize the integrated video card.  There is no need for a Y cable or other hardware.  Just plug the monitor into the video port on the server.

3D servers add a dual video card for expanded monitor capability.  This is achieved by adding a video card that has a DVI port on the back of the server.  This goes to a Y cable that breaks out to 2 VGA's or 2 DVI's (both Y's are included with system).  The integrated port is disabled when the dual video card is installed.   The factory places a cover over the integrated video port in 3D systems. 


Empahsis GX240 servers have a choice of two video cards.  (These servers shipped 6/02-11/02)

2D servers have a single output video card.

3D servers have a dual video card for expanded monitor capability.  This video card that has a DVI port on the back of the server.  This goes to a Y cable that breaks out to 2 VGA's or 2 DVI's (both Y's are included with system).


NOTE #1:  For both types o servers that aref 3D systems, this does not mean that you must use 2 monitors, just that you can. 

NOTE #2:  Hardware can be upgraded to expand 2D systems to dual video hardware (then the 3D video rules above apply.) 

NOTE #3:  Software on a 2D system can be upgraded to 3D functionality.  This is a software only upgrade.  Unless the video card is upgraded as well, you will still have only access to the one video monitor.

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