Improve company productivity with a Business Account.Sign Up

x
  • Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 613
  • Last Modified:

Having 3 monitors in Windows 7

I just upgraded my system from xp to Windows 7 and now I can only used 1 video card.  I have a radeon 1600x PCI express that runs 2 monitors along with an older PCI monitor card.  If I put one or the other, the card works just fine, so the drivers are good, but when I install them both together, I get a Code 10 on the PCI card.   I'm assuming there's a shared resource that I need to resolve, but I'm new to Win7 and not sure how to proceed?
0
Mach03
Asked:
Mach03
1 Solution
 
bmsjeffCommented:
What is the make and model of the motherboard?
0
 
chris_martin62Commented:
Have you checked to see if the two vidoe cards are fighting for the same irq settings
0
 
Mach03Author Commented:
It's a Dell OC27W with an IntelQ45 Chipset.  

I don't know how to check to see if they are fighting?
0
The 14th Annual Expert Award Winners

The results are in! Meet the top members of our 2017 Expert Awards. Congratulations to all who qualified!

 
David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
msinfo.exe will tell you about conflicts that you can resolve in device manager
0
 
Mach03Author Commented:
msinfo.exe is not supported on windows 7
0
 
ded9Commented:
Two different graphics card cannot work in windows 7 environment.
That's  the new windows 7 video architecture .

If you mobo supports cross  fire then you can install multiple cards but  ATI graphics card should be identical.

Please check these articles.

http://pc-technic.blogspot.com/2008/11/windows-7-doesnt-support-dual-graphics.html

http://pcgamingcorner.com/wordpress/?p=630






Ded9
0
 
connectexCommented:
Well, I've found you don't have to have identical video cards. Both cards must be from the same vendor. You may need to upgrade the  'older' card to another ATI one.
0
 
Mach03Author Commented:
You know, I'm getting tired of Microsoft telling me what I will and will not like.  If I want to put 2 video cards in my system and it gives me a blue screen or "forces me to reboot" {boo hoo} then that's my choice!  Even though I am surprised about how well win7 is working, I'm sick of every time something new comes out, I loose flexibility!!
0
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

Join & Write a Comment

Featured Post

Free Tool: Site Down Detector

Helpful to verify reports of your own downtime, or to double check a downed website you are trying to access.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now