Dual monitor video card

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by copemanm, Apr 25, 2002.

  1. copemanm

    copemanm Guest

    Just bought a new 1.9Ghz Win XP (home) PC. It came with
    an Nvidia GeForce 2 MX/MX400.
    I wanted to use my second monitor using a previously
    installed Banshee 3D blaster (16MB) from my old machine
    and then span the desktop across the two.

    Didn't work! Banshee worked perfectly but the dreaded
    exclamation mark appeared in the device manager by the
    Nvidia card. It told me it couldn't enable it.

    PC World (UK) from where I bought it from told me the two
    cards are not compatible.

    If they're right... what would be the cheapest solution?
    Should I buy a dual output VGA card? I would prefer to
    use the Nvidia card, having already paid for it, and add
    a cheaper second card.

    Many thanks for your help.
    Mark Copeman

  2. silent_bob

    silent_bob Guest

    When i decided to run dual monitors i bought a chaep nvidia card to run alongside my gefarce 2MX. Im not @ my computer right now but off the top of my head its a viper 350 i think, it cost me about 5 GBP.

    The setup works no problem with the Gefarce card as the primary display driver.

    So i woud reccomend buying a cheap 2nd vid card.
  3. Terrahertz

    Terrahertz Extinction Agenda Political User Folding Team

    New York
    Why eat up more resources guys? Just get a one card solution. Go get a GF4 MX. Very cheap and provides dual monitor support with nvidia's new nview technology.