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Dual 16x vs dual 8x pci e motherboards for graphics cards

Q: Dual 16x vs dual 8x pci e motherboards for graphics cards

Hi all I no the title of this topic maybe hard to understand, basically im in the market to be upgrading from z77 to a newer z97 board, I have a few in mind that range from $180 all the way to $400, and when it comes down to it, it is the pci express lanes. I'm currently running dual 7970s and I noticed a lot of motherboards run 2x8x with dual video cards but some boards will run at 2x16x, so I was just seeing if anyone can tell me if theirs a big diff between running 2x8x and 2x16x with crossfired cards. thanks a bunch!

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A: Dual 16x vs dual 8x pci e motherboards for graphics cards

No real difference.

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/dual-16x-vs-dual-8x-pci-e-motherboards-for-graphics-cards.203321/
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what i can't find is how to use 2 monitors with 2 cards. do i remove the crossfirex bridges and connect one monitor per card, or do i keep the crossfirex bridges and connect both monitors to the first card, still running crossfirex?

thanks!

A:dual graphics cards, dual monitors, ati crossfireX

I would just connect the 2 monitors to the one card and then extend the desktop using either desktop properties or Catalyst control center.

http://www.sevenforums.com/graphic-cards/184935-dual-graphics-cards-dual-monitors-ati-crossfirex.html
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1. Are Dual Graphics cards better? eg. if I had 2x512MB cards would it be better than 1x1GB card?
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Information much appreciated.
 

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A:Dual Graphics Cards

Hi and welcome to TSG.

It may make a significant difference to something like LoL, however it is also massive overkill. One GTX560 ti will easily run LoL on max settings.

Having said that, there are also other things that you MUST consider before upgrading.

1) Is your current power supply (PSU) good enough to support the new card? This is one of the most important things to look at and also something that is often ignored.

2) Your current system may be a bottleneck for a better card, in which case you are potentially wasting money on a card that is being held back by the system in other areas.

What is the exact make and model of model of the PC, assuming its a pre-built system like a HP, Dell, eMachines etc?

If it is a self / custom build what is the make and model of the motherboard, CPU, RAM, power supply etc? The more info the better.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/dual-graphics-cards.1138561/
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My System:

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Basically it recognizes the 8800 Ultra only. I have read that to use dual cards with Vista they need to use the same drivers (169.25), which they do. Even if that wasn't the case shouldn't the graphics card show in device manager regardless?

Is there something about Vista and dual graphics that i am missing?

The 7600GT functions fine, (tested in another computer) so i am at a loss here.

Any suggestions?

Thanks

A:Dual Graphics Cards.

just a random thought... very n00bish but if you linked them as a pair (SLI) then disconnect them from each other

you could also try forcing the 2nd g-card by adding new hardware and manually giving it the driver

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I'm running:
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I have recently installed a ATI Radeon HD 4670 into my computer, I downloaded the latest ATI Catalyst driver from the ATI website and it installed the latest driver for both of the video cards, after it restarted I get this error message in the device manager for the ATI Radeon HD 4670:

Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware because a previous instance of the device driver is still in memory. (Code 38)

I checked in the device manager and it says it has the same wddm driver version for both devices, I have tried installing many times but it continues to presist, is this a Windows Vista or ATI issue? Is there anything I can do to fix it?

System Information:
http://img29.imageshack.us/img29/5255/sysinf2.png

Device Manager:
http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/3998/sysinf.png

A:Dual ATI graphics cards

you have drivers installed on your notebook for a discrete videocard. in other words, the drivers for the hd 4670 are for a card that installs in a desktop computer. the radeon xpress 200m is the intergrated video for the notebook. you need to uninstall the drivers for the hd 4670 and install the drivers from here: ATI Catalyst? Legacy Display Driver

i once had an acer notebook that had the radeon xpress 1100 graphics. i had to uninstall the drivers via driver sweeper @ guru3d (Guru3D - Driver Sweeper). if you have to use driver sweeper, everything is pretty much self explanatory. already have the driver for the xpress 200m downloaded so when you reboot, you can immediately install the driver.

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Where am I going wrong?

A:Dual Graphics cards error

Can you run two cards without SLIing them? Didn't know that Where did you get the drivers from? Try to download them for the nvidia website.. Search that error code in google, see what other people have come up with.

Amplid

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A:Dual Graphics Cards Issue

Welcome, You can't make the 2 video cards to work, because one of the driver is different and thats why its a conflict. If installing 2 different video card drivers then maybe your new or old may cause an issue.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/dual-graphics-cards-issue.590682/
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A:Same dual graphics cards, or mix and match?

I know some people who say they run duel cards, It seems to be a very good thing. But I have heard of them only running 2 of the same, Not 2 different ones.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/same-dual-graphics-cards-or-mix-and-match.151515/
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A:Should I upgrade to dual graphics cards? And if so how?

If you do not know why, you don't yet need them as a pair.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/should-i-upgrade-to-dual-graphics-cards-and-if-so-how.98889/
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Please, anyone have any ideas?

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A:Dual graphics cards and BIOS display

No suggestions so far on how to instruct a PC to show the BIOS and startup screens on the second rather than the first identical) graphics card output?

http://www.sevenforums.com/graphic-cards/303400-dual-graphics-cards-bios-display.html
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A:Solved: Dual width x16 graphics cards

Dual width cards usually cover up an adjoining slot because
they have a large cooler that sticks out or connectors on
the extended back plate or both.
It is twice as wide as a standard card.
It doesn't need 2 slots to connect to,it just needs the extra room
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-dual-width-x16-graphics-cards.965724/
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A:Dual Graphics cards but only 1 gpu's Graphic memory

Quote:
i got 2 GTS 450s but i only have 1gb of graphics memory


What are you seeing or program is showing 1GB of memory?

If you want to see specific graphics info this is the best here.> techPowerUp! :: Downloads

You will see this listed towards top of page.
TechPowerUp GPU-Z v0.6.4
Click to download.

Similar to CPU-Z.

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A:1monitor, 1tv, 2 different graphics cards. Dual Monitors..HELP!

Hi,
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A:Solved: Installing drivers for dual graphics cards

Are you using two cards to support 3 or more monitors, or are the cards in a Crossfire setup?

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If it's a Crossfire setup, are the cards jumpered properly? And other issues can cause the drivers to crash. Power supply issues, motherboard BIOS and/or setup also come to mind.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-installing-drivers-for-dual-graphics-cards.1014352/
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Does the second graphics card show up in Device Manager?

Have you tried the new card in place of the old card to see if it works or if its faulty?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-problem-setting-up-dual-graphics-cards.1144231/
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/multiple-graphics-cards-bga-dual-monitor-setup-problem.1008516/
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A:Dual NIC cards

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/dual-nic-cards.40318/
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http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/dual-sli-cards-which-one.61157/
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A:Dual video cards

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http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/dual-video-cards.112474/
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A:Dual Grapchics Cards

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http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/dual-grapchics-cards.201762/
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Install the latest Intel drivers
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http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/dual-pci-geforce-cards.23463/
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A:Dual branded cards under different O/S's

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A:Dual Network cards

How you want to it to be and how it CAN be are two separate things in this case.

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Only way to do it.

http://www.sevenforums.com/network-sharing/137555-dual-network-cards.html
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A:Dual Video Cards

MetalSmith said:

I have a question on setting up 2 monitors. I have a digital projector and an LCD monitor running on my ATI video card. It can run both monitors but the problem is I cannot run each monitor with a different resolution. My projector goes up to 800x600 and I want my LCD to go higher but it can't because the video card only puts out the same on each port.
Click to expand...

I think you just answered yourself "same on each port". If your monitor supports DVI (most do) you can get a dual head card with DVI and VGA. Else, you can get a XGA converter with a Y cable to convert your VGA to S-video for your projector which is close to 800.

If what you are trying to say is that your s-video port is set at 800x600 which also changes your VGA port as well on a dual head ATI card, you should try new drivers as the older ones seemed to have that problem in the rush to market.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/dual-video-cards.402716/
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A:Dual Cards Using Vista

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A:Dual Cards and Onboard

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/dual-cards-and-onboard.877186/
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A:W7 running dual cards

Hi.

In my opinion, you'd be better off upgrading to the HD line of cards from ATI.

If you want to install drivers for your current cards - download and extract this
to C:\ATI

Then in device manager, for each card, do the following:

Right click on it. Update driver software. Browse my computer. Let me pick. Have disk. Browse. Now find and double click on the extracted .inf. Hit ok. Hit next and it will install.

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A:vista dual vid cards

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/vista-dual-vid-cards.698347/
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/dual-ethernet-cards-how-to.106816/
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A:dual video cards

You mean, dual resolution right? If you meant dual video cards, you meant running in SLI mode/Crossfire..
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/dual-video-cards.775687/
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A:Help with dual video cards

oberatixx, welcome to the forums.

Think you will find that what is happening is that you are trying to use a DX 9 card with a DX 10 card, and they don't both use the same driver in Windows 7. The DX 9 card (the Quadro) can only use the WDDM 1.0 driver, while the DX 10 card (the 8400) uses the WDDM 1.1,

Windows Display Driver Model - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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P.S. You wouldn't be the first to run into this, there have been quite a few threads about this here (just couldn't tell you what search terms to use to find them).

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A:dual monitors with 2 video cards

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/dual-monitors-with-2-video-cards.394285/
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A:Dual PCI Video Cards Conflicting

Some cards will not work in a system with another card. They have to be multi-monitor compliant to do this. Because of the fact that new video cards are developed almost daily, there seems to be no comprehensive list of cards that will or won't and this technology is so seldomly used the cards themselves come with no labeling or packaging that tells you whether it will or won't.

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/dual-pci-video-cards-conflicting.196111/
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A:Solved: dual graphic cards without SLI ?

Absolutely dead card doing nothing but sucking power quite simply
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-dual-graphic-cards-without-sli.1089364/
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A:Video Cards and Dual Monitor

Why isn't it possible? I run with a Radeon 9600XT and an old 2MB Canopus Total3D PCI card at the same time...

Anyway, all you need is an AGP card with a VGA output and a DVI output, and you can get a DVI->CRT adapter to get the second monitor on. They usually come with the card, or if not, you can get them for like $15.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/video-cards-and-dual-monitor.204944/
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A:Dual NIC Cards - IP address problem

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/dual-nic-cards-ip-address-problem.689102/
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A:Dual monitor using ATI and Nivdia cards

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/dual-monitor-using-ati-and-nivdia-cards.130320/
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A:Question on Dual Video Cards

You need another bfg card of the same model. They should be the same to work right.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/question-on-dual-video-cards.28091/
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Hello!

It seems as if every gamer has dual video cards these days. I have another PCI-E slot just sitting there and would love to add another video card on top of my Nvidia 8800 GT.

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Also, if I'm running two video cards...which one do I plug the monitor into?

Thanks!
 

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A:Benefits of dual Video cards

Two video cards are very helpful for running games at high resolutions or for instances where you need to use more than two monitors at the same time.

The gaming benefits vary, but are usually only very significant at high resolutions such as 1600x1200 and above. Realistically, dual-card solutions cannot double performance, as theoretically expected, over a single card. Gains of 30-50% are most common.

Cons of having two cards include increased heat dissipation, increased power consumption, and driver issues, especially with newly-released games that need hotfixes or new driver releases to take advantage of both cards.

And FYI, the above do not necessarily apply to dual-GPU solutions like the HD 4870X2, since the implementation is quite different, and driver support for such cards is usually better than for, say, two HD 4870s in Crossfire.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/benefits-of-dual-video-cards.122480/
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A:Issues running dual video cards (PCI/PCI-E)

Okay, so with everything working -- I rebooted just to see how it acts and it came back up with all screens / cards working. However I do see an exclamation icon on the 6200 PCI card. It says Windows has stopped the device, but the screen is working fine. LOL -- that's a new one for me. I've never seen a stopped device that still works. =)

http://www.eightforums.com/graphic-cards/30824-issues-running-dual-video-cards-pci-pci-e.html
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My DXDIAG seems to only see 1 Display Device (or something?) cause they are both 1GB cards but DXDIAG is showing only 724MB.

Is there something I have to do in the BIOS or with Software to Enable/Initiate CrossFire mode for the 2nd card to kick in? I have CrossFire Mode turned on in Catalyst Control Center...

A:How to Troubleshoot? ATI Radeon HD 5770 (Dual Cards)

When Crossfire is enabled it should only show as one card as it is two working as one.

The memory reading is a reporting error between the driver and Windows. An uninstall and re-install of the driver. It could also be a bug in the current driver you have installed. If it showed correctly in a previous driver then it is a bug in the current one, and likely disappear in the next.

Also when it does read correctly it won't show up as 1 GB either (don't forget that Crossfire or SLI for that matter doesn't double the amount of available video memory), but it will show up as a value of this,

Video Memory Virtualization - A Brief Guide

P.S. it also isn't an AMD specific bug either as it has happened to Nvidia cards as well,

GTX 285 2GB only showing 768MB in DXDIAG

http://www.sevenforums.com/graphic-cards/168045-how-troubleshoot-ati-radeon-hd-5770-dual-cards.html
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THANKS IN ADVANCE!
Scott
 

A:Dual Video Cards single monitor

You're talking about SLI (nVIdia) or CrossFire (ATI). In truth, from what I've read, you'll be better served by putting the money that you'd spend on the two video cards into one really high-end video card. There are plenty of stories about issues getting SLI systems to perform better than a single video card.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/dual-video-cards-single-monitor.532251/
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Might have posted this subject in the wrong forum....

Anyway; I've just installed Vista Business x64, however I do have some problems setting up the Dual monitors.

I have:
On the left a Dell 2005FPW, which is pivoted (to read PDFs and stuff like that easier)
On the right a Samsung 226BW, which set to normal.

However, when I go to the NVIDIA setup, and try to tell which monitor is where and which should be the primary display. The primary display always tends to be placed on the left side in the software.

I want the Dell to be the extended display, while the Samsung is the primary display. But the software (either in Vista or the NVIDIA driver itself) insist on that both the primary and the first mentioned display is the same.

Any ideas?

I made this work in XP Pro, but in Vista it is hellishly annoying to make it work.

A:Dual Monitor setup for Nvidia cards

You might want to try Ultramon. I have been using it on all of my multi-monitor systems (both at home and in the office) for a few years now. I have been using the Vista x64 beta version since it became available in May with no problems. The software is created and maintained by one person (Christian Studer), so releases and patches can be a bit few and far between. But it's free to try and it is miles better at managing multiple displays than is Windows...

http://www.vistax64.com/graphic-cards/106832-dual-monitor-setup-nvidia-cards.html
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This is a strange one and i'm hoping someone can help me solve this!

I have a work PC with XP on with 2 x Nvidia 7300 GS graphics cards in. The system doesn't have an onboard graphics card and i've only got 2 so i can have dual monitors.

I tried to install Windows 7 Pro (32) on a seperate partition and it kept BSOD (hardware error 000124) on the 2nd reboot before finialising installation. The only way i've found of not making it BSOD (or just go to a black screen then restart) is to pull out one of the graphics cards and run it solo. With this done everything seems to work.

It will also happily boot into Safe Mode with both. I've got the latest NVidia driver from the site and it's been installed but that makes no difference to the issue.

Any ideas or should i just get 2 new gfx cards?

Cheers,

Craig

A:BSOD with Dual GFX cards, fine with single

craigeve, welcome to the forums.

For the stop 0x124 in almost all cases it is a hardware problem,

http://www.sevenforums.com/crash-loc...-what-try.html

which in your case seems to be fixed by pulling one of the cards.

As for using two cards for dual monitors, why? Unless you have an oddball video card, it should have two ports (if not three; a combination of DVI, VGA and/or svideo; and if three, only two of them can be active at one time).

http://www.sevenforums.com/graphic-cards/42080-bsod-dual-gfx-cards-fine-single.html
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Is it possible to run, say, two x1600xt's in an Nforce 4 SLI Ultra motherboard, or does Nvidia prevent this somehow? I currently have an ATI card, but I am not impressed with the crossfire motherboards out there.
 

A:Running Dual ATI Video Cards in an SLI Motherboard

Heh, I was wondering myself but honestly I'd rather not attempt it.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/running-dual-ati-video-cards-in-an-sli-motherboard.57560/
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I have had two video cards in this machine (Windows XP Home SP2) in the past for a dual screen setup..
Today I put in a 2nd video card again (as the one that was in there previously has gone walk-about) but I dont have the option in windows for the 2nd screen.

Everything appears fine in device manager (the screen that is working is the PCI ViRAGE one), as for the GeForce - well the light on the monitor comes on but doesnt display a picture, but in display properties there is no option for the 2nd card. (see attached screenshot)

Any ideas? - I've tried uninstalling/Reinstalling the Geforce, and the ViRAGE, but I cant get it work..

Any Suggestions to why the option isnt appearing?
 

A:2 video cards, but no dual screen option!

I did a search for this and got this:

To install additional monitors
Turn off your computer.
Insert your additional Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI) or Accelerated Graphics Port (AGP) video adapter into an available slot.
Plug your additional monitor into the card.
Turn on your computer. Windows will detect the new video adapter and install the appropriate drivers.
Open Display in Control Panel.
On the Settings tab, click the monitor icon that represents the monitor you want to use in addition to your primary monitor.
Select the Extend my Windows desktop onto this monitor check box, and then click Apply or OK.
If the check box is not displayed on your computer, it may be because your video adapter does not support multiple monitors. See Notes for information about compatible hardware.

Notes

To open Display, click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click Display.
Selecting the Extend my Windows desktop onto this monitor check box allows you to drag items across your screen onto alternate monitors.
Or, you can resize a window to stretch it across more than one monitor.

To use the multiple monitor support feature, you need a PCI or AGP video adapter for each monitor. If you have an onboard video adapter (one that is not a plug-in card but is part of the motherboard) that you want to use as part of a multiple-monitor configuration, it must be set as VGA.
To find hardware that is supported by Windows operating systems, visit the Windows Catalog on the Microsoft Web site.

If your computer doesn't recognize your second monitor, click Display Troubleshooter for more information.
The operating system always needs a VGA device. The computer's BIOS or EFI detects the VGA device based on slot order, unless the BIOS or EFI offers an option for choosing which device is to be treated as the VGA device.
The VGA device cannot be stopped, which is an important consideration for docking units.
The monitor that is designated as the primary monitor will display the logon dialog box when you start your computer. In addition, most programs will display windows on the primary monitor when you initially open them.
If you are using Dualview, skip steps 2 and 3 above. Just plug your second monitor into the video out port on your portable computer, or into the second video out port on your desktop computer. When you turn on your computer, it should recognize the second monitor. Follow steps 5 through 7 to extend your display to the second monitor. If the second monitor is not shown on the Settings tab, you might need to update your display driver.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/2-video-cards-but-no-dual-screen-option.476823/
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A:Setting up dual-monitors using two video cards

dual display only works on 1 pc at a time and as far as im aware you cant bridge 2 diffrent vidoe cards if they are not crossfire or dual SLI, so untill you get a GFX card with 2 output's ont eh one card you are not going to have much luck unfortunatly. if i am wrong then someone please correct me :D:D

and as for the laptop the VGA out is only an output and will never beable to allow you to display somthing on the laptop screen from another device

Madz :D:D

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/setting-up-dual-monitors-using-two-video-cards-467809.html
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So I have a question here on a topic I havent heard much discussed. I am going to be installing multiple machines with two NIC (network/ethernet) cards in them for access to multiple connections.

The first NIC card is for a T1 internet connection.
The second NIC card is purely access a file server for a private network that wants to be very secure about their documents, and does not permit machines that have internet connectivity to view their files.

My questions are:
Is this possible? Can internet connectivity and network access coexist with dual NICs with no problems?
Can it be set up so that when accessing a folder on the private network, internet connectivity is disabled?

If anything is unclear let me know so I can explain better...

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Hi,

As the title states can 1 monitor be run from dual video cards in motherboards with crossfire or sli?

Or is it only if you are using 2 monitors?

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With reference to this thread:
vb/topic23018

I have a Quadro FX 3700M card on my workstation for various CAD programs.. I am searching for a way to perform a software or hardware modification so I can play games and run other programs requiring a GeForce card.
Is there any way to possibly run two non-similar graphics cards side by side, or task designated/sharing?
So I could actually run CAD software on the dedicated Quadro, while relying on an externally connected GeForce card for all other media, pics, music, games, etc?
Any other money saving solutions besides buying/building a desktop?
I?m on a 64bit Vista workstation (soon to be Windows 7 or Ubuntu w/ a Windows VirtualBox) 3GHz Intel Quad Core 2 with 4GB RAM from Xi Computers.

Best regards,
Uriah
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/nvidia-dual-cards-quadro-with-geforce-possibilities.141392/
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A:Satellite A660-166 and compatible Wireless dual Cards

Generally speaking WLAN card upgrade is not supported so there is no public document or any info about ?compatible WLAN cards?.
On this forum you can find several threads about WLAN card upgrade but I don't think you will be so lucky and find info related to Satellite A660.

Maybe stupid question now but why do you want to exchange original WLAN card? Is it defective maybe?

https://forum.toshiba.eu/showthread.php?81270-Satellite-A660-166-and-compatible-Wireless-dual-Cards
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I am intending to make them to distribute to the needy.

I cannot afford a software that makes this, so can anyone suggest a VERY EASY, user-friendly, free how-to for this project?

Also I would like to be able to print them on paper that is more durable than the average copy paper, more like a card paper.

Does anyone know if there are sheets available that are perforated for ease of printing and separating? And where to find them?

I'd like to be able to print dual-sided as well.

I thank you for any information you can share.
 

A:Solved: Creating Prayer Cards - Dual Sided

if you do a search on google for
prayer card template

you will find quite a lot of sites offering templates

what software do you have on your PC - word ?
open office is a free package for wordprocessing spreadsheets etc
www.openoffice.org

Printer
what make / model of printer do you have -
we will need that to see what max gsm of paper it can use
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-creating-prayer-cards-dual-sided.838724/
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http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/nvidia-quadro-vs-various-dual-output-gaming-cards.97450/