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windows 8 and ATI Rage 128 pci graphics adapter


asiaexpat

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this doesnt work--i am trying to add it as a second card so i can add an additional monitor

the device manger shows microsoft basic display adapter with a warning triangle
in the properties it says windows cannot load the drivers for this device.

i tried that windows 9-7 vista ccc thing--it doesnt detect any of my cards-my other card is hd 4400

would appreciate any help on this
 

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On some system (at least not on mine), you would have to disable the onboard graphics card to make PCI graphics card work. Check the card manual. Although that would defeat the purpose of "adding" a monitor but that's how some systems work. If you want to add another monitor just for basic computing task without the hassle of opening up and trying to make a card work, you might want to look at USB to VGA adapters.

Buy the Power Up USB 2.0 VGA Adapter 1680x1050 at TigerDirect.ca
 

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asiaexpat

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thanks--i don't have on board graphics

that usb2-vga adapter--is that something that windows 8 can deal with ? i never thought of that option
 

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I've tried that before on Win 7 and it works instantly. It's plug and play. No installer (at least the one I got before). But I already upgraded to another card. No harm trying the USB adapter. You can always return it if it didn't work on 8. It is the simplest solution to adding another monitor. I don't see why it won't work on 8.
 

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many people have problems with that on windows 8
just a side question--im planning to upgrade my system--if i get a mainboard that has 2 pci express slots i should be able to install 2 video cards and use all or any of the inputs on those cards? and windows 8 will manage the multi monitor part of it?

and the cards dont have to be the same--right?
 

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You don't need to change your mainboard. just get a graphics card (supported by your mainboard) that supports multi-monitor setup. It's very common these days. But also check you power supply.

Like this one (link) is cheap, but supports 2 monitor setup. But it's not a gaming card.
 

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    Main PC - 2x Sony PS3 3D LED Displays + 1x 22" Philips; HTPC - 47" HDTV w/ 17" LCD secondary display
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    Internal- 1TB on each system; 1x120GB SSD on main PC
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its not that simple-- i was planning to upgrade my whole system--anyway-- yes i could get a card that supports 3 monitors--but--my power supply cant handle those cards----i will investigate the usb thing further as a short term solution

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