Hi I am trying to put 3 monitors on my dell vostro 200 ,I have added a new ATI graphix card which happily runs 2 monitors but when i plug the extra monitor into the original on board monitor port it doesnt work ,if you restart it defalts to theoriginal on board ars (1 ) monitor or asks you to unplug and plug into ATI card .
is there a way to turn both cards on so that i have 2 montors runnng though the ATI card and 1 running through the original on board card ??
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Re: 3 monitors on dell vostro 200
Go to your bios and check if your bios allow that. Usually if you connect a card on the motherboard slot automatically the on board card becomes unavailable.
If your bios doesn't allow to make changes you can add another pci video card or connect some vga split signal to get the image on 3, 4, or more monitors with a single device.
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It sounds like the Video card has suffered a catastrophic failure. Remove & go to a parts store or order from someone like Frys.com or ebay or Tigerdirect.com If you don't know how to use someones computer to look up "How to change the Video Card on a Desktop PC" & you will find a video of how to.
OK. First, I'm assuming that you have a Dell Vostro 200 as per the topic title. That said, you machine has a maximum memory capacity of 4GB. So, if you added the 2 - 2GB DIMMS in slots 3 and 4, leaving your original memory in the machine, you will have problems. You must be using DDR2 667 or 800 MHz RAM and the two DIMMS must be in slots DIMM1 and DIMM2 ( closest to the processor). No more than that can be installed.
I have the same problem with the Samsung Camcorder we bought last week. Just plugged it in now and can hear everything fine but the image is static. Will check back to see if you get any pearls of wisdom.
here is the explanation of what can be possibly wrong,
1 long, 2 short - Video adapter error: Bad or improperlyseated video card
Repeating beepsMemory error: Bad or improperly seated RAM
1 long, 3 short-Bad video RAM or video card not present
Keyboard communication failure: Bad keyboard controller or keyboard
This is what the typical explanation is. To avoid assumption, i will need info on *********** board...thanks,
Hi, Couple of points I’d like to
mention. Vostro has two models slim and mini tower. Both of them are mostly
similar so this should be applicable for whichever you have. The default graphics card on
the computer is integrated on the motherboard. When you add another video card,
say to the PCI-Express 16x slot on the motherboard, this disables the
integrated video card. If the 2 monitors are
connected to the video card, both would get display. When the computer is turned
ON, if you plug in the 3rd monitor to the integrated video card, you would not
get any display on the 3rd monitor. BUT if you restart the computer
with the 3rd monitor plugged in, the computer would give a signal to
the 3rd monitor and disable the two monitors connected to the video
card. This feature is added on purpose to diagnose any possible video card
problems. Eg. Assuming there was a problem with the video card, if this feature
were not available you would not get any display on the monitor from any of the
ports and you would not be able to diagnose if the problem was with the
monitor, integrated video or the video card. Hope this helps. Please rate
your feedback! Thanks, VJ