Dual monitor setup

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DudeAbides

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Hey guys-
I've got two of these crossfired and I would like to know how to connect a second display. I've never had a dual display set up before and am not exactly sure what peculiarities are (there are always peculiarities). My current monitor is plugged into the d-dvi port, leaving the HDMI and Display Port open. The monitor I'm trying to use only has d-dvi and vga out and is a different size than my primary.
Can I make this work?
Thanks!
 
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What are the model numbers of the video cards? Crossfired means you are using 2 or more cards? If so, that means the cards should be identical. You should then have 2 DVI ports? If you have one graphics card - there usually is at least one DVI port. Sometimes 2. Sometimes none! :) Really depends on your card you are using.

If you don't know, go here and post the results in the forum: http://static.techguy.org/download/SysInfo.exe
 

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
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I'm not sure if you noticed, but I linked my cards info in my first post- easy enough to miss though I'm sure.

The first thing I tried to do was just plug the new monitor into the slave card, but I was unable to detect it that way.
 
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