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When I install an additional PCI video card (to utilize 2 monitors), the screen attached to the mutherboard video port is fine, but the one attached to the PCI video card displays the complete desktop on half a screen (top half). If I go to the properties of the screen and make adjustments, I can get the second screen fixed, but it will return to the half screen on reboot.
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Check the video card for apply changes
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I have a dual monitor setup myself... I have my NVIDIA GEFORCE 5200 (AGP, 128MB) for my primary monitor,
and an antiquated ATI MACH 64 (2 mb PCI) for secondary monitor.

Could you tell me wether your monitors are on 2 seperate cards, or on just one, ( cause i know many cards have 2 outputs, what for the old and new digital cables , my NVIDIA has a digital port.. )

Maybe you need to ajust the VGA settings, if you are using 2 cards.

To set my system up, i had to ajust the VGA settings for the card, and to do that i went into the registry and deleted a key...

Anyway get back to me on this ok?
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I have a dual monitor setup myself... I have my NVIDIA GEFORCE 5200 (AGP, 128MB) for my primary monitor,
and an antiquated ATI MACH 64 (2 mb PCI) for secondary monitor.

Could you tell me wether your monitors are on 2 seperate cards, or on just one, ( cause i know many cards have 2 outputs, what for the old and new digital cables , my NVIDIA has a digital port.. )

Maybe you need to ajust the VGA settings, if you are using 2 cards.

To set my system up, i had to ajust the VGA settings for the card, and to do that i went into the registry and deleted a key...

Anyway get back to me on this ok?


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Check the video card for apply changes


I have two video cards, one is a psi board and the other is on the motherboard.
How do I change the settings?

Thanks,
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I have a dual monitor setup myself... I have my NVIDIA GEFORCE 5200 (AGP, 128MB) for my primary monitor,
and an antiquated ATI MACH 64 (2 mb PCI) for secondary monitor.

Could you tell me wether your monitors are on 2 seperate cards, or on just one, ( cause i know many cards have 2 outputs, what for the old and new digital cables , my NVIDIA has a digital port.. )

Maybe you need to ajust the VGA settings, if you are using 2 cards.

To set my system up, i had to ajust the VGA settings for the card, and to do that i went into the registry and deleted a key...

Anyway get back to me on this ok?


I have two video cards, one is a psi board and the other is on the motherboard.
How do I change the settings?

Thanks,
Stan
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I'm surprized you can even do this, usually when you plug in a graphics card the port in the motherboard is taken offline by the CPU

I have a port on my motherboard too, tried using it, woudlnt give me anything...

What kind of video card and motherboard?
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