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I baught a monitor from my friend it works and everything but my videocard needed an adapter to connect to my computer, Both monitors work when i plug them into the main port but when i plug one in to the adapter it doesn't seem to work. I'm not really sure whats wrong. If anyone has advice it would be greatly appreciated...Thanks
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what adapter? What videocard?
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In Windows XP:

Right-Click on the Desktop -> Properties -> Click the Settings tab

Next Right-Click on the box that has a number 2 on it and click Attached. Hope that this helps.
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its an ATI radeon 9600 256mb... im not sure exactly what adapter is it but i think its a serial to VGA(not positive)
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DHooper...i tried that already...put when i extend the screen to the second monitor it just stays in stand-by mode
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Ok, the adapter is a DVI to VGA. Does the motherboard have a VGA port on it???
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The Video Card has the port...thats where my primary monitor is plugged in. but there is a second port which believe is VGA. its a rectangle with sprockets and 1 long sprocket. From what i know it is VGA. The computer recognizes the second monitor...it knows its a DELL monitor when i go to the device manager. I just don't know why its not turning on, it just stays in stand by mode
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Just so were clear, what makes you think this card supports dual-monitor?

I tried to find the exact card and if I guessed right, there is no mention of it.

The fact that it has a VGA and DVI port does not mean its supports dual monitors simultaneously, only that you can use either connection depending on your equipment.

SOME cards do support dual monitor support that enable both ports to function, but not all.

Is this your card?

http://www.connect3d...ts/agp_9600.htm
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i think so, but why would there be 2 monitors in the display settings, and why would my ATI program tell me i can?
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which ati program?
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it came with my ATI drivers...the disc came with my computer
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are we walking about the ati control panel?
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I believe so...yes
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Did this thing come with a manual?

The ati control panel is universal for all cards....all features may not be supported.

Can you do a screen shot of what you are looking at?
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no it didn;t come with a manual, and i just took a screen shot...i'll make it smaller so it can fit but you might not be able to read it...do you want me to send it another way?
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