Dual Monitors - 2nd adapter not showing

By Tom123456
Aug 18, 2007
  1. Hi

    i've just inserted my secondary adapter and found that i still only get 1 shown in device manager.

    the second adapter (Radeon 7000) is shown and the inbuilt (intel 82815) is no longer there.

    however when i go into display settings, it does recognise that there is a second monitor.

    drivers are all installed and I'm using XP Pro.

    this is really P*ssing me off. Can some1 please please help !
  2. wii-ste

    wii-ste TS Rookie Posts: 197

    Usually adding a second adapter causes the on-board card to be disabled - usually not a way around this
  3. Tom123456

    Tom123456 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    so would i need 2 cards to run dual monitors???
  4. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,714

    either that or a card with dual output.
  5. wii-ste

    wii-ste TS Rookie Posts: 197

    Yes two cards or dual output - if suitable, you could get one with TV output instead.
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