Dual Moniters Arrghh

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  1. .infinite

    .infinite Senior Member

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    Ok, I do have two VGA ports, one built-in to my eMachines tower (Model: T2824) and one on my added on video card (nVidia GeForce FX 5500). I was rearranging my set-up and I plugged my monitor into the built-in port, but the screen wouldn't come on. So I plugged it into my video card port and it worked. That was yesterday but now I'm trying to run dual monitors and the set-up for dual monitors isn't picking up my attached monitor.

    Main monitor I've been using is an eMachines, the secondary is a CTX monitor.

    How do I enable both slots, eh?
     
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    I believe you can't use them both at the same time.

    If you installed your GFX card yourself, and followed the directions; the on board GFX should be disabled, leading you to not be able to use it. If you have both enabled you will most likely have a conflict of both working.

    What type of graphics card do you have? If it has a DVI and VGA or even an S-Video out, you can use those for a dual monitor setup, since it is something you setup with the software that came with the card.
     
  3. rueterj

    rueterj Certified IT Professional

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    You cannot use onboard gfx and a seperate gfx card....the BIOS disables onboard gfx as soon as it recognizes a seperate card installed......you will need to buy a card with multiple outputs.....most new cards have them now.
     
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    If you enable both you will get an unavoidable IRQ error. Nothing you can do. You need a card capable of doing it. Sorry man.
     

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