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Windows 7: Windows 7 not giving me the 2 moniter option both are showing same ima

26 Aug 2011   #1

Windows 7 ultimate x32
 
 
Windows 7 not giving me the 2 moniter option both are showing same ima

Howdy, glad to join your forum! Just upgraded my pc to Windows 7 ultimate x 32, and I can't seem to get both of my moniters to be recognized though they are both displaying the same image (they are both showing up as primary or "1").
In my system prefs I'm not getting the 2 moniter option. In fact I have two video cards each with a VGA and DVI ports, both cards are Nvidia P162
N11071 Geforce FX5200 128MB AGP...when it was working before (with Windows XP) I would have 1 moniter on the bottom card using the DVI slot and the other moniter on top card using the VGA slot (that seemed to be the only config that worked)...NOW the top card won'y work AT ALL (eithe VGA or DVI) but both moniters will work using both slots on the bottom card, however-and this is the problem: my system is only recognizing 1 moniter and send the same image to both moniters, with no 2 moniter options...I looked on the Nvidia site to find a driver for the N11071 for Windows 7 and only drivers for Windows XP showed up...is that the issue? What can be done? Help? Thanks!



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26 Aug 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

georgie, welcome to the Seven Forums.

Two AGP cards? Like to see the specs for the motherboard that came with two AGP slots.

As far as a driver goes you're not going to find one as Nvidia never made one. The best you're going to find is a Vista beta driver,

ForceWare Release 95

that does work with Windows 7.
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26 Aug 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and Home Premium x64
 
 

First blush guess is that your card can't drive two different monitors, at best mirror. But one question, did you check your nVidia Control Panel and see what it says? Also, according to a Wiki, that card has been discontinued and no longer supported, the last known drivers were for the XP level card and some really funky Windows 7 Drivers, hence probably the reason why you are having problems.

GeForce FX Series - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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26 Aug 2011   #4

Windows 7 ultimate x32
 
 
thnx

Thnx Stormy and Kellichi! Yeah, I figured it was prob not up to date...I'll try that beta vista driver...
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