HOME-BUILT SYSTEM -- DUAL MONITOR PROBLEM

bbutler247

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I have built a modest system around an ASUS P4S800D-X motherboard. It works fine and is sufficient to my needs. I would, however like to utilize dual monitors for a number of reasons. OS is WinXP Pro SP3.

The problem I'm having is getting 2 cards to work together. I have several ATI PCI cards that all work as a lone installation, but stop working when the second card is installed. I do not currently have an AGP card to try in the mix......could that be the answer? Perhaps I need one AGP and one PCI???

Any help appreciated.

Thanks,
Butch
 
Dual monitors = 1 video card. Two video card not usually required.
List your ATI video cards for us.
I'm guessing none of the have 2 video card outputs?

You maybe having a PCI IRQ conflict keeping you from running 2 video cards.
What IRQ are you assigning to your video cards?
 

bbutler247

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The IRQs are set to be automatically assigned by the BIOS, so I really haven't checked them. The error I'm getting in the Device Manager for the second card is "This device won't start".

The ATI cards are a Radeon 7000 and a Rage 128 GL........I know, both are older cards, but I was trying to solve the compatibility issues before updating the cards......