Question about Dell Vostro 200 Desktop Computer

2 Answers

I want to run 3 monitors on my dell vostro

I have installed 2nd grap[hics card which runs 2 happily but when i plug 3rd in to the original card it defalts to that 1 and the other 2 dont work !!??? help

Posted by on

  • chrisric Mar 04, 2009

    this makes sence,is there any way to get round it without having to add another graphics card ??

×

2 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

Another option to try since you have a Graphics card with dual outputs (whether they be HDMI, VGA, DVI, or a Combination of any of these), would be to buy a small video adapter/splitter. this will split the image from one output into two outputs enabling you to use up to four displays if you had two of these adapters on a dual display device. the cable is available online, but you would have to do some searching for it as they are not too popular and easy to find. i hope this answers your question or solves your problems. also you will need a good power supply as the voltage drops for your displays will increase. may not be possible with all cards either.

Posted on Mar 13, 2009

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Sniper:

    An expert who has posted more than 50 answers, of which 90% or more were rated as helpful.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

  • Expert
  • 55 Answers

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

Posted on Mar 04, 2009

  • 2 more comments 
  • Vivek Jacob
    Vivek Jacob Mar 04, 2009

    Hi,


     


    Assuming your monitors are
    connected to the (DVI & VGA) or (DVI & DVI) depending on the card. If
    your video card and monitor have a HDMI(High resolution) or SVideo(low resolution
    mainly used to connect TV’s) port, you could connect it to this. If not another
    video card would be the only option.



     


    Hope this helps. Thanks for
    the feedback!



    Cheers!


    VJ



  • dhosani
    dhosani Feb 16, 2013

    Another pci video card or PCI express card? There are two slots for PCI and one for PCI-E. Which pci card i can get

  • dhosani
    dhosani Feb 16, 2013

    to run Three monitors?

  • dhosani
    dhosani Feb 16, 2013

    Please email at dhosani@aol.com

×

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

2 Answers

Are 2002 Aztec computers compatible


I am assuming you are discussing the 2002 Pontiac Aztec, the early crossover with the rather distinctive look. I would assume that since they were made by the same manufacturer and they used the same parts that their computers should be compatible. I can't say so for certain as you haven't provided much information, but, unless one of the Aztec owner swapped out the original computer and replaced it with an updated device, the computers should be compatible.

If you are thinking of trying to swap computer chips, I would advise you to wait and let a professional do it at an independent shop. The reason I suggest this is simple, unless you know how to access the computer chip correctly, you risk accidentally ruining it. If you handle the replacement chip incorrectly it is entirely possible that for a stray static charge to ruin the chip by blowing out a trace. Also, if you damaged the socket from which the original chip was removed then it is possible that you will not be able to reinsert the new device without bending any leads on the bottom. If the leads are damaged, then the new computer won't work.

Even if the new computer chip and the original chip were already installed in installable cases (the way most desktop computer chips are installed), it is possible that when you removed the computer, you might have damaged the receiving socket which means that when you go to insert the new computer carrier it won't work correctly because a few or many of the pins on the bottom of the board won't sit correctly.

Jan 03, 2015 | Computers & Internet

2 Answers

HP vp17 screen is turned blue How to get back the colours?


I recommend you check the signal cable plug (from the monitor) is fully inserted into the PC.

Jun 10, 2014 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Error code 0151


hard drive failure. replace with new drive and reinstall whatever os you choose. i recommend 240-480 gb ssd.

Apr 12, 2014 | Dell Vostro 1015 Laptop Computer (Intel...

1 Answer

I can't hook my monitor up to my pc I have a dell optiplex gx620 Sff


On the back of your PC there is a blue 15 pin video connection. Connect your monitor to this video connector, power up your monitor the boot up your PC.

Mar 23, 2013 | Computers & Internet

3 Answers

HOW TO ENABLE BLUETOOTH IN THIS NOTEPAD ?


The Acer Aspire is a high-performance laptop that includes a fast processor, widescreen display and an internal wireless card. In addition to these premium features, certain models also include one-touch Bluetooth access. If you have an Acer, enabling the Bluetooth is very easy and will only take a few seconds.

1.Turn on your computer and wait for Windows to fully boot. Then log in as an administrator. You will not be able to use Bluetooth under a non-administrator account.

2.Press the button with the Bluetooth symbol on the left side of the computer. This will launch the Bluetooth utility. From here you can sync and manage Bluetooth peripherals.

3.Press the Bluetooth button again to disable Bluetooth. This will disable all connections, but the utility will save your settings so the same devices will sync with the computer again when Bluetooth is re-enabled.

I hope you may find it very helpful.

Aug 25, 2011 | Acer Aspire One PC Notebook

2 Answers

How to install bluetooth on my pc


Hello,
This depends on what kind of bluetooth you plan on using. Certain things like a Blu-Ray DVD Drive needs to be installed and hooked up internally in your PC, while something like Headphones or a Keyboard simply just needs a USB-based transmitter or a Bluetooth card that plugs into your computer.

Hope that helps,

Aaron Busch

Jan 01, 2011 | Computers & Internet

2 Answers

Freezes on the warm boot screen MC9000


This can be for a number of reasons.

First thing would be to try and cold boot the device:-

Remove battery half way, hold power button and trigger, push battery in fully until click and then release power and trigger

If that fails next thing would be to try and re-flash the operating system. This is done by using an SD card and loading the latest operating files onto it. The SD card slot is located under the keypad. A cross head screwdriver is required to remove the keypad. Search on symbol software download site for the latest. The download also has a readme with detailed instructions. Once the files are on perform a cold boot.

Remove battery half way, hold power button and trigger, push battery in fully until click and then release power and trigger. Drop the terminal in a cradle so that it runs on external power.

Hope this helps.

If you need any more help then please do not hesitate to contact us:-

http://www.biastechnology.com/

or TEL 01202 620955

Dec 09, 2009 | Symbol MC9000-G Portable Terminal

3 Answers

How do I start bluetooth on the qosmio g25-av13?


Try the ff:

1. Are you also using a wireless internet? If you are and you cannot also connect on wireless, make sure that the wireless is enabled on your laptop. On the left side of the laptop there is a on/off switch push the switch to on. (beside the usb port).

2. if it is already on, make sure that the bluetooth is enabled also, you can check it on control panel, system, hardware, device manager, bluetooth, right click on bluetooth driver, if you see enable bluetooth click on it, if you see"disable bluetooth" that means it is already enabled.

3. If the above is already configured, lastly, look for the bluetooth icon (bluetooth manager) on the lower part of the screen on the taskbar/tray if you see the bluetooth icon, right-click on it then click "Enable Bluetooth Radio". Now, if there is no bluetooth icon on the tray at the lower right of the screen, go to Start, Toshiba, Bluetooth, Bluetooth Settings, inside the Bluetooth SEttings, click on Bluetooth, Options, CLick on Enable Bluetooth Power, also, inside the Tray Icon (still inside Bluetooth Settings) select an icon so you can always see the status of your bluetooth on the Tray and you don;t need to do and check everything everytime you cannot connect via Bluetooth.

Hope this helps.

Tricia

Aug 19, 2008 | Toshiba Qosmio G25-AV513 Notebook

Not finding what you are looking for?
Dell Vostro 200 Desktop Computer   Logo

1,764 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Dell Computers & Internet Experts

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18354 Answers

mukhtar21 shaikh
mukhtar21 shaikh

Level 3 Expert

2017 Answers

Are you a Dell Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...