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Dual monitor Issue

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Okay So i hooked up my dual monitors and tried to play WoW but its not working. Im using an ATI X1600 512mb card with DVI/VGA ports on back. The dual monitors work fine but when I open WoW the video freezes and I cant see any video updates in the window. If I click and hold (to move) i can hear myself moving, and I can hear all the sounds and stuff like things are happening, but no video changes. Any ideas on how to fix it? Btw as soon as I disable the secondary monitor it goes back to normal. Dont really know if this should go HERE or in the Games section, so I put it in both lol. Whichever it doesnt go to sorry!

Thanks in advance

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Did you install the drivers when you got the card? If so was it the ones on the CD?

These CDs that come with the graphics card usually have out of date drivers. You can download the most recent ATi Official drivers here: https://a248.e.akama...m_enu_33678.exe
To install the drivers you need Microsoft .NET framework, if you dont have it, you can download it here: http://www.microsoft...5a/dotnetfx.exe.

I personally prefer unofficial drivers for ATi cards (Omega Drivers), I get more performance out of them. You can download these drivers here: http://www.driverhea.../omegadrive.htm.

Hope this helps,

- Drivers do work with Win 2k!
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just thought i'd add to what supersam said, having two monitors will add two times the stress on your graphics cards. Resulting in a drop in frame per second (FPS) and performance. I'd suggest lower the graphic detail to the bottom (low) and then slowly bring it back up till the point that you have again problems. Once you begin to have problems again, lower to the stage before hand and you should be good to go, this would be the way to get the most detail out of it, however will have low FPS and at times may look choppy.

Edited by james_8970, 16 July 2006 - 04:25 PM.

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