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Solved: dual monitors /graphics card

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by bellonero, Jan 17, 2012.

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  1. bellonero

    bellonero Thread Starter

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    hi out there,
    i am trying to run dual monitors on windows 7, i have only got pci slots on my asus mother board
    can anyone tell me what graphics card is compatable with my system?
    frustrated, sutton
     
  2. mel8again

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    More info please. Model number for mobo? If it's a newer mobo it will probably have a slot for at least one pci x16. Most pci x 16 cards run two monitors.
     
  3. bellonero

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    hi mel8again.
    is this enough info....

    System Information
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    Time of this report: 1/17/2012, 20:21:37
    Machine name: OENER-PC
    Operating System: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.110622-1506)
    Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
    System Manufacturer: System manufacturer
    System Model: System Product Name
    BIOS: BIOS Date: 11/27/07 09:49:31 Ver: 08.00.10
    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E6550 @ 2.33GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.3GHz
    Memory: 2048MB RAM
    Available OS Memory: 2048MB RAM
    Page File: 1935MB used, 2158MB available
    Windows Dir: C:\Windows
    DirectX Version: DirectX 11
    DX Setup Parameters: Not found
    User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
    System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
    DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
    DxDiag Version: 6.01.7601.17514 32bit Unicode
    regards
    read more below
    regards
     
  4. bellonero

    bellonero Thread Starter

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    Display Devices
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    Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM)
    Manufacturer: NVIDIA
    Chip type: GeForce 7300 GT
    DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
    Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0393&SUBSYS_820E1043&REV_A1
    Display Memory: 1016 MB
    Dedicated Memory: 248 MB
    Shared Memory: 767 MB
    Current Mode: 1366 x 768 (32 bit) (60Hz)
    Monitor Name: Generic PnP Monitor
    Monitor Model: Acer P195HQL
    Monitor Id: ACR0141
    Native Mode: 1366 x 768(p) (59.790Hz)
    Output Type: HD15
    Driver Name: nvd3dumx.dll,nvd3dum,nvwgf2umx.dll, nvwgf2um
    Driver File Version: 8.15.0011.8593 (English)
    Driver Version: 8.15.11.8593
    DDI Version: 9Ex
    Driver Model: WDDM 1.0
    Driver Attributes: Final Retail
    Driver Date/Size: 7/14/2009 01:41:53, 9443840 bytes

    let meknow if this will do
    regards
     
  5. mel8again

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    Good info but what I am looking for is the make and model of computer. Laptop or desktop? I see you have an Acer monitor and a Gforce video (7300). If it's a desktop, the 7300 has dual outputs so you could run two monitors. The card could also be upgraded anywhere up to the current 500 series. You say the motherboard is an Asus. Do you have a model number for it?
     
  6. bellonero

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    Processor aMain Circuit Board b1.87 gigahertz Intel Core2 Duo
    64 kilobyte primary memory cache
    4096 kilobyte secondary memory cache
    64-bit ready
    Multi-core (2 total)
    Not hyper-threadedBoard: ASUSTeK Computer INC. P5LD2-X/GBL Rev x.xx
    Serial Number: MS1C81BCQY00089
    Bus Clock: 333 megahertz
    BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. 0105 11/27/2007

    i think this is what you want.
    ps how can i upgrade the graphics card ?
    remove and replace it ?

    regards
     
  7. mel8again

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    I found your motherboard and it has one pci X 16 slot in which you presently have occupied with the GeForce 7300 video card. You buy what ever GeForce video card you want. It has to be pci X 16. When you receive it you go online to http://www.nvidia.com/content/global/global.php, pick what country you live in, a new screen will come up, click on Download Driver, GeForce and follow instructions. With the latest drivers downloaded to your computer, you go to Control Panel, Programs and Features and uninstall all programs that say Nvidia. You shut down your machine and unplug the electrical cord, unplug the monitor cord, remove the side panel (usually the left side when you face it). Unplug power cords from the video card, remove the video card and insert the new one. Reconnect the power cords. Put the computer back together, connect monitor cord, reconnect the power cord, and boot it up. After starting Window will do it's thing and reboot. After rebooting you install the Nvidia file you downloaded earlier.

    You can download the manual for your mobo from http://support.asus.com/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=P5LD2-X%2fGBL&p=1&s=22
     
  8. bellonero

    bellonero Thread Starter

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    mel8again, you are a star !

    Will try the other monitor in the dvi port when the adapter arrives, failing that i will have to buy a bigger better graphics card, cheers mate you have been a great help, thanks again.

    will post to let you know how i got on, should know in a couple of days....
    regards
    lino
     
  9. mel8again

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    Thank you. Good luck!
     
  10. bellonero

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    (y)mel8agian

    got the adapter dvi to vga, plugged it in and hey presto....it works !
    had a bit of messing about with the resolution but we got there in the end.
    thanks again mel and a Happy New Year ! :p
    regards

    Lino (y)
     
  11. mel8again

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    Your welcome! Happy New Year to you to.
     
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