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dual monitor help

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by shadow_waker, Jul 12, 2006.

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  1. shadow_waker

    shadow_waker Thread Starter

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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.
     
  2. StumpedTechy

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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.
     
  3. shadow_waker

    shadow_waker Thread Starter

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    hmmm... my mx4000 doesn't have dvi. the two video cards use vga. can i still use two monitors?
     
  4. StumpedTechy

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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)
     
  5. shadow_waker

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    icic... thnx for the tip.
     
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