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Dual Monitor Issue

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Frenz, Nov 29, 2010.

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  1. Frenz

    Frenz Thread Starter

    May 15, 2008
    I have a computer that i need to run dual monitors, on my home PC i am using 1 graphic card that has 2inputs so have not had a problem.

    However with this setup the graphics card only has 1 output (DVI) so i will also need to use the on board graphics card as well. Tested on each, and they both work individually but not when both connected.

    I suspect that when the graphics card is plugged in it disables the on board graphics card, so my question is, is it possible to run dual monitors using both the on board graphics card & the extra graphics card?

    *Have looked in device manager, nothing is disabled.
    *Plugged them in individually (Worked single display).
    *Tried every option in NVIDIA control panel.

    The machine is operating WindowsXP & using a Nvidia graphics card.

    Thanks for your help in advance,
  2. Rockn


    Jul 29, 2001
    You have not mentioned the make and model of the PC. Do two monitors show up in the Display properties > settings tab with only one monitor connected?
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