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Dual Monitors on vista


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drmoneejd

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I have two monitors, one an acer 20 inch and the other a dell 19 inch.i am running vista 32-bit with 3 gb of ram. i am using an onbaord Radeon 3300 HD, along with a graphics card that i took out of machine runnung XP media center edition. I dont know what kind it is, but windows found/uses a radeon x300/x550/x1050 series driver. I know there are many things that could make this not work, especially since i dont even know what type of graphics card the second one is, but it does work. both monitors come on, and i even changed it to where the second monitor is used as an extended desktop. but once i actually start using both of them (dragging windows over to the other screen) one cuts off, then the next, and the only way to get them to show a picture again is to manually restart the computer. Any ideas of what the problem is?
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    Kraków my love :)

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You can't use on-board video and video card at the same time. Normally, video card should disable on-board video, but make sure it did (check in BIOS).
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It did disable the onboard the first time i plugged it in,l but i went into the bios and changed back, because my onboard was nicer. and actually yesterday it was working fine, but then my video card(the onboard one) updated itself through Steam (an online gaming service that is amazing) and now the other monitor wont even be picked up off the old graphics card, so i guess i should buy a addon graphics card to take the place of both?
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    Kraków my love :)

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That would be probably the best for you :D
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