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Having 3 monitors in Windows 7

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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?
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by:bmsjeff
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What is the make and model of the motherboard?
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by:chris_martin62
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Have you checked to see if the two vidoe cards are fighting for the same irq settings
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by:Mach03
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It's a Dell OC27W with an IntelQ45 Chipset.  

I don't know how to check to see if they are fighting?
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by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
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msinfo.exe will tell you about conflicts that you can resolve in device manager
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by:Mach03
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msinfo.exe is not supported on windows 7
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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






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by:connectex
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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.
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by:Mach03
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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!!
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