Secondary Display Adapter?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by -seek-, May 16, 2005.

  1. -seek-

    -seek- OSNN Addict

    Hello, I was just going through my device manager today and
    couldn’t help but notice that there is a secondary video card
    listed “RADEON 9600 SERIES” and “RADEON 9600 SERIES – Secondary.
    I only have one Radeon AGP installed and only one AGP slot.

    Anyway, is this normal and can you please explain to me what’s up?

    P4 3.15 GHz 800MHz Bus
    ASUS P4C800 Deluxe Motherboard
    1024 MB DDR SDRAM
    ATI Radeon 9600XT 128MB DDR
    WinXP Home Service Pack 2

    -thx guys
    -seek out!
  2. King Ratt

    King Ratt OSNN Junior Addict

    I believe this is normal because you should have the TV out and that counts as the secondary display. Can anyone verify? I've got it on mine too.
  3. -seek-

    -seek- OSNN Addict

    Yes i do, I do have a TV out.
  4. Howling Wolf

    Howling Wolf We did not deserve this !

    Amongst the Native Ones
    I confirm, I have a 9800 Pro myself.
    The secondary display adapter is for Tv-out.
  5. yea i have 9800 and 7500 they both have that feature, but what idont like that when i display on my tv the text is never clear and the resolution fits to 1024x768 nothing higher, is there a way to get that fixed and be able to view it normally on the tv?
  6. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    Not fullly no. At least I don't think so. Remember a tv and a computer monitor are different, tv's aren't as good quality as a monitor (also think how many wires are used for data).

    You may be able to clean it up a little but not fully, not unless you have a DVI connection on your tv and that I'm not sure of the quality u'd get.
  7. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

    A normal (non-HD) TV only has about 630x400 for resolution. So if you try to display anything higher, it will look crappy. 800x600 is usually just about readable, above that it's just a mess unless you use big fonts. ;)

    An HDTV however can display much higher resolutions, up to (depending on HD standard) 1920x1080 (1080i, many only do 720p though). But then you'll need to use RGB component signal or DVI instead of SVHS or Composite.