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Windows 7: Dual Monitor Help


26 Feb 2010   #1

 
 
Dual Monitor Help

I just bought a new computer and I'm trying to run the duals like I did on XP. I installed the video card into the PCI slot, and it will work on that monitor, but won't detect the main monitor. When I remove the PCI video card, the computer functions on the main monitor normally. Since I am new to 7, I'm not sure what I need to be doing to get this to work. I will say that my PCI video card is an old one, but I don't see why that should matter since it works anyway. Please help!

Thanks for the help.

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26 Feb 2010   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) *** Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), OSX 10.6
 
 

Hi omarweewax,

Before we can help you we're going to need your specs. Please fill them out as completely as possible - click "User CP" at the top of this page and then "Edit System Spec" on the left-hand side. Thanks!

Walker
Windows Outreach Team
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26 Feb 2010   #3

 

Sounds like you want to use an "onboard" video card along with an add-in video card, I have had limited success in getting setups like that to work correctly. You'd be best served by purchasing a cheap video card that can support dual monitors. Please respond with your system specs and we will help steer you in the right direction.
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26 Feb 2010   #4

 
 

Copied from the Costco website of my specs.

Processor & Memory:
  • AMD Athon™ II X2 Processor 240 (2.80GHz)
  • 2MB Cache
  • 1000MHz Front Side Bus
  • NVIDIA GeForce 6100 nForce430 Chipset
  • 4GB DDR2 SDRAM memory (2 x 2GB)
Drives:
  • 500GB (7,200RPM) SATA Hard Drive
  • 22x max DVD±RW optical drive
  • Front panel 19-in-1 multimedia card reader
Graphics & Video:
  • Integrated NVIDIA GeForce 6100 Graphics
By the way, the ZT makes a loud computer. Any suggestions on how to decrease the sound?
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26 Feb 2010   #5

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ccatlett1984 View Post
Sounds like you want to use an "onboard" video card along with an add-in video card, I have had limited success in getting setups like that to work correctly. You'd be best served by purchasing a cheap video card that can support dual monitors. Please respond with your system specs and we will help steer you in the right direction.

Yes that is what I am trying to do. I didn't realize that an onboard with an add-on would be the hold-up.
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