Solved

Can I enable my onboard analog video card and expansion pci video card at same time for dual monitors?

Posted on 2007-12-05
3
981 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-08
If so, how?
0
Comment
Question by:ispexpert
3 Comments
 
LVL 39

Accepted Solution

by:
PUNKY earned 200 total points
ID: 20412558
With Dell GX280, the answer is no. Put in other PCI or PCIe video card that will disable the onboard video. Some newer motherboard will have such option for what you want.
0
 
LVL 25

Assisted Solution

by:kode99
kode99 earned 100 total points
ID: 20413546
Dual head cards are pretty common and will provide much better video than a onboard card.  Most motherboards I've worked with would allow it but I always just put in a dual head card anyway.

Matrox also have a slick external option with the DualHeadToGo,

http://www.matrox.com/graphics/en/gxm/products/dh2go/home.php

It costs around $200-250 so it is more expensive than a basic dual head card.  Gread option for laptops though.  You do need to verify that your video driver will support dual monitor resolutions though,  they have  a downloadable utility to check it for you.

0
 
LVL 2

Assisted Solution

by:r2r
r2r earned 200 total points
ID: 20455326
Nop, it wont work, some mainboard would just detect any presence PCIe video card or AGP and disable onboard video, just what as kode99 says, dualheadtogo is the alternative way.
0

Featured Post

The Eight Noble Truths of Backup and Recovery

How can IT departments tackle the challenges of a Big Data world? This white paper provides a roadmap to success and helps companies ensure that all their data is safe and secure, no matter if it resides on-premise with physical or virtual machines or in the cloud.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

The Rasberry PI is a low cost piece of hardware that you can have a lot of fun with through experimenting and building/working on projects like media players, running a low cost computer, build data loggers etc. - see: https://www.raspberrypi.org
Although Jacob Bernoulli (1654-1705) has been credited as the creator of "Binomial Distribution Table", Gottfried Leibniz (1646-1716) did his dissertation on the subject in 1666; Leibniz you may recall is the co-inventor of "Calculus" and beat Isaac…
A short tutorial showing how to set up an email signature in Outlook on the Web (previously known as OWA). For free email signatures designs, visit https://www.mail-signatures.com/articles/signature-templates/?sts=6651 If you want to manage em…

831 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question