?
Solved

Cannot Configure Dual Monitors on a Acer Power2000 Micro Desktop running XP...

Posted on 2013-12-09
7
Medium Priority
?
414 Views
Last Modified: 2014-05-06
Experts,

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
0
Comment
Question by:rojosho
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
  • 2
7 Comments
 
LVL 23

Expert Comment

by:Thomas Grassi
ID: 39707716
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
0
 
LVL 7

Author Comment

by:rojosho
ID: 39709242
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.
0
 
LVL 23

Expert Comment

by:Thomas Grassi
ID: 39709297
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.
0
 
LVL 7

Author Comment

by:rojosho
ID: 39710776
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
0
 
LVL 23

Accepted Solution

by:
Thomas Grassi earned 2000 total points
ID: 39711162
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
0

Featured Post

Create the perfect environment for any meeting

You might have a modern environment with all sorts of high-tech equipment, but what makes it worthwhile is how you seamlessly bring together the presentation with audio, video and lighting. The ATEN Control System provides integrated control and system automation.

Question has a verified solution.

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

Basic computer tune-up with little or no hardware upgrades. Giving an old computer a tune-up usually results in a minimal performance gain, but a gain nonetheless. Several times a week, I’m faced with users at work who ask to make their computers…
This article will show how Aten was able to supply easy management and control for Artear's video walls and wide range display configurations of their newsroom.
Finding and deleting duplicate (picture) files can be a time consuming task. My wife and I, our three kids and their families all share one dilemma: Managing our pictures. Between desktops, laptops, phones, tablets, and cameras; over the last decade…
This tutorial will teach you the special effect of super speed similar to the fictional character Wally West aka "The Flash" After Shake : http://www.videocopilot.net/presets/after_shake/ All lightning effects with instructions : http://www.mediaf…
Suggested Courses

752 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