Dual monitor


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Andreas

I upgrade a dual-monitor PC from XP to Vista ultimate. The second monitor
doesn't work and a message says that a non-compatible VGA driver was
disabled. The operational device is Nvidia Geforce 6600 which works fine
although the resolution is lower than before, and the non-operational device
is Nvidia Geforce2 MX/MX400.

I guess the problem is not the inability of Vista to support dual-display
but the old driver. right?
However, Nvidia doesn't provide new drivers for those older cards.

Anyone has any idea on workarounds or future expectations?
Also, are there any suggestions for the lower resolution of 6600?
 
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Dave Cox

I upgrade a dual-monitor PC from XP to Vista ultimate. The second
monitor doesn't work and a message says that a non-compatible VGA
driver was disabled. The operational device is Nvidia Geforce 6600
which works fine although the resolution is lower than before, and
the non-operational device is Nvidia Geforce2 MX/MX400.

I guess the problem is not the inability of Vista to support
dual-display but the old driver. right?
However, Nvidia doesn't provide new drivers for those older cards.

Anyone has any idea on workarounds or future expectations?
Also, are there any suggestions for the lower resolution of 6600?

Vista driver for the Geforce 6600 is here if you look in the products
supported link you will see the 6600
http://tinyurl.com/yp7g9e

The Geforce2 MX400 I think your out of luck.

Just curious didn't you check for Vista drivers before you upgraded?

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Adam Albright

I upgrade a dual-monitor PC from XP to Vista ultimate. The second monitor
doesn't work and a message says that a non-compatible VGA driver was
disabled. The operational device is Nvidia Geforce 6600 which works fine
although the resolution is lower than before, and the non-operational device
is Nvidia Geforce2 MX/MX400.

I guess the problem is not the inability of Vista to support dual-display
but the old driver. right?
However, Nvidia doesn't provide new drivers for those older cards.

Anyone has any idea on workarounds or future expectations?
Also, are there any suggestions for the lower resolution of 6600?
Vista DOES have the ability to support multiple monitors. It sounds
more like a driver issue or perhaps a BIOS setting assuming your
motherboard can support multiple video cards or you have one of the
newer video cards that alone can drive multiple displays.
 
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Frenchy

Andreas said:
I upgrade a dual-monitor PC from XP to Vista ultimate. The second monitor
doesn't work and a message says that a non-compatible VGA driver was
disabled. The operational device is Nvidia Geforce 6600 which works fine
although the resolution is lower than before, and the non-operational
device is Nvidia Geforce2 MX/MX400.

I guess the problem is not the inability of Vista to support dual-display
but the old driver. right?
However, Nvidia doesn't provide new drivers for those older cards.

Anyone has any idea on workarounds or future expectations?
Also, are there any suggestions for the lower resolution of 6600?

Why not remove the GEForce 2 card and run the two monitors from the single
6600 card? One will have a Digital connection and one an analogue, as I
assume the card has both these output plugs at the back?
It means one of your monitors needs to have a digital (DVI) input, if it
doesn't, get a converter plug from an electronics store so you can convert
VGA to DVI.

NVIDIA then has a nice tool for Dual Monitor set up

Frenchy
 
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DevilsPGD

In message <[email protected]> "Frenchy"
Why not remove the GEForce 2 card and run the two monitors from the single
6600 card? One will have a Digital connection and one an analogue, as I
assume the card has both these output plugs at the back?

I had a 6600 (I believe, I don't have the model number front of me) at
one point, I tried running two monitors (1680x1050 and 1280x1024), the
card simply couldn't keep up with a video playing on one monitor.
Replaced it with two 7300s and the jitter stopped completely.
 

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