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Three Monitors with two Video Cards - Windows will not See Second PCI Card!!

Discussion in 'ATI' started by tngilbert1s, Oct 21, 2006.

  1. tngilbert1s

    tngilbert1s Guest

    I have a agp x850xt that I would like to run two displays and a radeon
    7000 to run a third. Windows sees the x850xt (I have had this installed
    for some time) but when I go to install the 7000 it says "cannot find
    software". I tried doing a manual search - but the oldest driver I see
    is for a ATI 9600xt. Anyone know how to get the 7000 installed?
    tngilbert1s, Oct 21, 2006
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    EDM Guest

    What version of Windows are you running?

    Maybe the other adapter already appears in Display Properties?
    EDM, Oct 21, 2006
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    tngilbert1s Guest

    Im running XP SP2 - the x850 shows that it is correctly installed in
    device manager - but the 7000 just says (VGA Adapter)... it does not
    show up in the display manager - only the x850 does. That help?
    tngilbert1s, Oct 21, 2006
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    tngilbert1s Guest

    BUMP - anyone know what I can do?

    tngilbert1s, Oct 23, 2006
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    T Shadow Guest

    Just a guess. Get display drivers that support the 7000. Unpack to a
    location other than C:\ati\support but don't install. Update the drivers for
    the 7000 in Device Manager.
    Have no idea if it's even possible to run 3 displays this way and whether CP
    or CCC will control them. Good Luck.
    T Shadow, Oct 23, 2006
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    pjp Guest

    I've had nothing but grief ever getting two ATI cards both working in same
    system. I could/did get it to work but the hassle of having to go thru same
    bs every time want you update drivers etc. just wasn't worth it. I put an
    old Matrox in instead and it works fine.
    pjp, Oct 31, 2006
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    PhxGrunge Guest

    Do not believe that XP will let you use the same drivers/driver names for 2
    video cards.
    After initializing the first card, XP freezes the driver files so that the
    files cannot be copied, deleted, or used by a second card.

    Two video cards work fine IF they are not using the same drivers - such as 1
    nVideo card + 1 ATI card.
    PhxGrunge, Oct 31, 2006
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    tngilbert1s Guest

    I bought some cheap other branded video card - should be here soon. I
    will let you all know how it goes.
    tngilbert1s, Nov 11, 2006
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