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Posted on 2013-12-09
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I have an Acer Power2000 (The small micro desktop).  The specs on this unit indicate that it is using the Intel 946GZ Express Chipset Family.  

Based on my research, I believe that the 946GZ chipset does support a dual monitor environment.  I updated the 946GZ driver and I am currently using version 12/12/2008 v6.14.10.5016

When I go into the driver, the only Display option I have are:
   > Single
   > Twin
   > Clone

I have take screen shots of the driver and the Intel GUI Configuration tool.

Does anyone  know if the Acer Power2000 supports dual monitors?
And WHAT I am doing wrong?

Inquiring minds would like to know...

Rojosho
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by:Thomas Grassi
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It is not the computer it is your video adapter
More than likely you video adapter will only support one monitor

You need to install a dual video adapter into your desktop

When you do that it will automatically disable your on board video
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by:rojosho
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Thank you.  The problem is that this is the micro model and does not allow the addition of it cards - so I am guessing that it is game over.
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by:Thomas Grassi
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I just looked up the manual for this and it has two PCI slots on a riser board in the machine

You should take a double look at that

glad to be of help.
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Trgrassijr55,

Interesting, did you look at the graphic I attached?  This model is pretty compact.  I have taken one of these apart and I am pretty sure that the two video connectors are on the main system board, but I will sure have a another look.

BTW, do you have the link to the manual?

Rojosho
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Thomas Grassi earned 500 total points
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Hi Good news I finally found the correct manual

http://us.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/drivers

YEs you can setup Dual monitors with you Acer Power 2000

There are settings see the manual in the link I provided.

No need for a video card.

You have two video ports on the computer
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