Dual Monitors?

Discussion in 'Tech' started by shattered0glass, Jun 20, 2007.

  1. shattered0glass

    shattered0glass Banned

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    I need help again ={{{



    I run with a SIS 651 video driver. ANd have a second video card (no clue wat it is, but it works.) How can i run them dual? When I plug in the card, the other monitor doesn' work, and i cant tell it to expand to 2 screens, Help?
  2. tex

    tex jive turkey

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    If you don't know what it is, chances are you need to get the drivers first.

    And if this is your way of "getting involved", still no one is going to give you memory
  3. shattered0glass

    shattered0glass Banned

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    dude, dont fucking be negative, I'm serious. Im trying to get answers to my questions.
  4. namelessentity

    namelessentity Resident Cynic

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    Usually if you have onboard video and another seperate card the onboard has to be disabled to run the other card. So uh, you're SOL.
  5. SoulAssassin

    SoulAssassin Car Ramrod

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    Well first you need to figure out if one or both is PCI or AGP. If they're both AGP you're screwed.
  6. ThatHideousStrength

    ThatHideousStrength Junior Member

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    Install Quicken 98, that will fix it.
  7. Plug both monitors in. Right click on your desktop background, Click properties. Then go to the "Settings" tab. You should see a little drop down menu, change it to the one that's not the SIS card. Then check the "expand my desktop onto this screen" checkbox.

    If you don't see a drop down menu, do this. Right click on my computer, click properties. Go to the hardware tab and open device manager. See if it lists two items under "display adapters" or if it lists anything under the yellow question mark.

    If it shows up under the yellow question mark, you need drivers. Open you're case and check out your card or install SANDRA. Use SANDRA to determine the brand/chipset the card is running and install appropriate drivers, and follow the first paragraph of this post.
  8. shattered0glass

    shattered0glass Banned

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    LoL! i tried that dude, chris,. When i plugged the monitor in, it cut on, and cut my SiS off, and then there was no drop down menue on the display properties.
  9. Sounds like you shit outta luck. Like the others have stated, you can't always run an onboard video card with another video card.

    Now, buy another (PCI) video card, or just run one monitor.
  10. mistawiskas

    mistawiskas kik n a and takin names

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    You can't get there from here. You need to know what you're working with and even if it's posible (goes for all aspects of life) before you begin. 75% of systems upgrades involve doing the homework. for me, that's the majority of the enjoyment of playing with my systems. One thing, beyond all else, that is a fact: playing with computers is expensive. If I plan on doing it, I'd better be prepared to work a little extra, save a little more to be able to do it. Otherwise, I might want to take up whittling....that doesn't cost much. I think you have the "asking questions" part down pat, now you need to surf to find out more about specs and what they mean. You're on the right road to geekness, but you're only at the starting gate.
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    Electric_Head New Member

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    In device manager, do you have 2 video adapters listed that say they are working properly? Like others said, some motherboards with built in video have issues when you try to use additional VGA cards along side the built on chip. You will need to disable the built on video and use 2 PCI cards.
  12. Or one AGP(onboard?) and one PCI.
  13. shattered0glass

    shattered0glass Banned

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    LoL, yeah i know how to ask questins., wich leads me to htis one, How do i find out weahter its a AGP or a PCI?
  14. msgwtco

    msgwtco Divides by Zero

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    heres a picture of slots on the motherboard
    [​IMG]
    if it's a brown slot similar to the one on the board it's agp

    heres and agp video card
    note most agp cards are easily distinguishable by a plastic tab used to hold the card in place. It sometimes looks like an L

    [​IMG]


    These are PCI video cards. Note that pci cards can use either connector. probaly due to unused pins or something.

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
  15. msgwtco: what?

    If I took your comment correctly, you said that you could put a PCI card in an AGP slot. Note: You can't, and if you somehow made it fit, bad things will happen!
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    Electric_Head New Member

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    Not all built on VGA adapters work with additional VGA cards. Thats what I was getting at.
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    shattered0glass Banned

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    loL! its an AGP. but i dont know what my onboard is ={ im assuming AGP also, cuaz it wont work, so i have to go and buy a PCI card?
  18. hans5849

    hans5849 Serious as a heart attack

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    Onboard is on board, it is built into your computer.
  19. Electric_Head

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    Built on cards use the AGP bus most of the time. You will need a PCI card it sounds like for your situation.
  20. msgwtco

    msgwtco Divides by Zero

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    nope, you don't want to do that and to clear up things

    PCI ONLY WORKS IN PCI
    AGP only works in AGP
    PCI Express only works in PCI EXPRESS

    Anyways, sorry about the mistake. What happened i had an image of an agp card but it's not showing up anymore. but it should be fixed now.
  21. mistawiskas

    mistawiskas kik n a and takin names

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    I've got an old ISA card around here somewhere. Seeing that slot on the mobo picture brought back some fond memories. Shattered' get and run a program called SiSoft Sandra. It's an awesome systems information proggy that'll tell you everything about the hardware you have. then you can look up the mobo model and see what the bones are with it. nI love that prog for finding the lowdown on machines and periferals.