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Help with videocards and multiple monitor

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#1 bigvedo


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Posted 01 October 2009 - 09:06 PM

Ok I'm going crazy here. I want to hook up three monitors to my computer. I have a ati raedon x850 video card installed with vga and dvi out. Dual monitor setup works fine. I bought another monitor and thought I hook it up using the onboard video card, which didn't work as I found out that my raedon disabled the onboard.

So I went out and bought another video card, due not having another pci express x16 slot I had to settle for a x1 video card. I bought this one


Well now when I turn on my computer the new video card disables my ati videocard. It gives me and error saying " update driver or enable ati adapter in display manager". I updated the drivers and in the catalyst display manager is nothing to enable the card.

I'm not sure what to do now?? I think my only choice is buying a video card with 3 or 4 vga outputs but that is just not worth it.

I know its a long thread but please help :thumbsup:

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#2 Sneakycyber


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Posted 02 October 2009 - 02:05 AM

You used to be able to do that with a PCI and AGP video card but that still only gave you two monitors. You could try using a PCI and a PCI-e card to get three monitors but at this time I haven't found any documentation to say if it works or not. They do make specialty cards
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