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Dual PCI Video Cards Conflicting

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by RaveChild, Jan 17, 2004.

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  1. RaveChild

    RaveChild Thread Starter

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    I am trying to set up a dual monitor system. I am using an ECS-K7SEM main board with onboard video disabled and 2 s3 virge ex/dx pci video cards installed.
    My problem is that i am only able to use 1 card at a time. As soon as I install the second card it says "This device cannot start. (Code 10)". If I take out the other card and boot into windows it is fine untill I put both cards in.

    btw I am running win xp pro.

    Thanks for your help.
     
  2. Alex Ethridge

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    Some cards will not work in a system with another card. They have to be multi-monitor compliant to do this. Because of the fact that new video cards are developed almost daily, there seems to be no comprehensive list of cards that will or won't and this technology is so seldomly used the cards themselves come with no labeling or packaging that tells you whether it will or won't.

    Generally, I have found that the newer the video card, the more likely it will do multiple displays.
     
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