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Dual Display for GeForece 4 MX 420

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October 3, 2010 11:50:33 PM

got a GeForce4 MX 420, downloaded and installed the latest driver 99.73, plug in a VGA splitter, try to get dual display on 2 monitors so I can extend window into the 2nd monitor. It keep seeing only one display, whatever the 1st monitor shows, it also shows on the 2nd one. Any solution you can help ? thanks in advance.
October 4, 2010 12:30:51 AM

KT618 said:
plug in a VGA splitter


KT618 said:
whatever the 1st monitor shows, it also shows on the 2nd one.


That's exactly what a VGA splitter does, sends the same signal to two monitors, windows never sees the second display. You need to buy a card that supports dual display.
a b Î Nvidia
a b C Monitor
October 4, 2010 2:11:13 PM

Your card does not support dual display tech which is advertised today. You need a card which supports two displays but I doubt if it's available in the AGP category.
So, most probably it's time you upgraded you rig.
Seeing the specs for you rig would be interesting, since I used to have that card way long ago. :) 
a b Î Nvidia
a c 84 C Monitor
October 4, 2010 2:37:39 PM

You can get a dual monitor card for AGP, however you need to make sure that your card supports it. Many vendors will use the same chipset, but one may only have out output on the card and another can put 2 on.

I installed several APG nVidia FX5200 cards with dual-outs and they run fine, you probably just had the wrong idea on how dual monitor displays work.

Take a look here, http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E... as you can see there are some cards with the same chip that have only one output, others have 2.
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