dual monitor help

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shadow_waker

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hey all.

i was experimenting with using two monitors at once on windows xp, but can't quite get it to work. i have a geforce 6100 card already on the motherboard and installed a geforce mx4000 pci card. however, this just resulted in the mx4000 being the primary monitor. the onboard card isn't shown in the device manager... i read in the windows help index that in order to also use the integrated video card, a have to set it as vga. is this really the problem? if so, how do i set it as vga? thanks in advance.
 
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Usually onboard video disables itself when a new add in card is installed.

What you want to do is hook up one monitor to the VGA and the other to the DVI of the mx4000.
 

shadow_waker

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hmmm... my mx4000 doesn't have dvi. the two video cards use vga. can i still use two monitors?
 
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Nope either add another video card OR return the one you have and add 1 card that supports dual monitors (best option)
 
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