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two monitors

By dirk
Mar 29, 2003
  1. Bought a Radeon9100 card last week.
    Problem = because we don't have a dvi-monitor we have to use a dvi-vga connector to connect to the second monitor. Tried on several pc's but we aren't able to get the second monitor to work. The card doesn't find a second monitor.

    Anyone any idea how to get it to work?

    Tia
    Dirk
     
  2. cslord15

    cslord15 TS Rookie Posts: 47

    There should be an option somewhere in your display settings to detect your second monitor. Try that, if that doesn't work, either your monitor's cord is broken, or the DVI port or the DVI-to-VGA adapter is broken...
     
  3. dirk

    dirk TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thnx for your reply, but that's not the problem, the second monitor just can't be detected.The monitor's cord is not broken, cause as a single monitor it's working fine and the adapter is a brand new one and we already tried another one.

    all ideas are welcome

    tia

    dirk
     
  4. cslord15

    cslord15 TS Rookie Posts: 47

    In that case, you might want to take out your card and return it, it's got to be the port.
     
  5. dirk

    dirk TS Rookie Topic Starter

    radeon9100 problem

    thnx again but that just can't be the problem cause it's already the third card we're trying. (We even got them from different suppliers)

    tia

    Dirk
     
  6. deicide

    deicide TS Rookie

    I have the same problem, Second monitor just doesn't come on at all. Will be trying a new DVI-VGA converter in the next few days (which is known to work). If I try and force the second monitor to be attached (in settings) XP blue screens onthe ATI driver. Anyone else have any ideas?
     
  7. DigitAlex

    DigitAlex TechSpot Paladin Posts: 583

    that kinda sux since I wannna buy a 9000 Pro or 9100 and use it with multimon too :(
     
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