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Dell PC with ATI Radion X1300 Pro using High quality short DVI cables

When I connect my Dell PC with an ATI Radeon X1300pro Graphics card to a (tried various) Hi/res 17" Monitor running 1600 x 1200 using a DVI Cable I have no problem but when I add-in a good quality Kramer DVI Distribution Amplifier (to eventually add additional DVI Monitors), I get very bad sparklies. It has been suggested that the ATI Radeon is running on it's limits & the DA is amplifying any slight display errors making the picture appear worse. Does this make sense or do you think it is a problem with the DA.

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Hey there Carol H, I would agree that the amplifier is the likely source of the distortion or picture break up. It is the last in the series of steps therefore most likely the problem. Also the problem did not appear until the signal ran through the amplifier, thus indicating that the amp created rather amplify the problem. If your need is to have multiple monitors installed on one machine, I suggest you consider a system which supports Scalable D.G.E., Crossfire, or SLi technology. These allow multiple video cards and therefore multiple connections, as well as improving overall performance, and reducing strain on system resources. I hope this helps. Good Luck!

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Dell dimension 5100


If you are having problems with your video card

the drivers might not be installed correctly you might have to uninstall the graphics card restart your computer then reinstall the graphics card and its drivers

If your computer came with a motherboard disc the drivers could be on it

Click start control panel administrive tools computer management device manager scroll to display adapters + to expand you might see a yellow question mark ? or exclamation mark ! or a red x right click select reinstall drivers or

you might need to download one


http://download.cnet.com/video-ati-ati-radeon/3000-2108_4-175861.html
This package supports the following driver models:

  • 128MB ATI RADEON X600 SE
  • 128MB ATI RADEON X600 SE Secondary
  • 256MB ATI RADEON X600
  • 256MB ATI RADEON X600 Secondary
  • RADEON X300 SE 128MB HyperMemory
  • RADEON X300 SE 128MB HyperMemory Secondary
  • RADEON X300 Series
  • RADEON X300 Series Secondary
  • RADEON X600 256MB HyperMemory
  • RADEON X600 256MB HyperMemory Secondary
  • 128MB ATI Radeon X1300
  • 128MB ATI Radeon X1300 Secondary
  • 256MB ATI Radeon X1300PRO
  • 256MB ATI Radeon X1300PRO Secondary
  • ATI Radeon Xpress 1100
  • ATI PCI Express (3GIO) Filter Driver

Hope this helps you




Aug 07, 2011 | Dell ATI RADEON X300 SE, (128 MB) PCI...

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We have Dell OptiplexGX745 smallform factor desktop computers that we need to run two monitors.


If your Dell Optiplex GX745 came with the ATI Radeon X1300 graphics card, that has One - DVI graphics port, and One - VGA graphics port, it's no problem.

This link shows an ATI Radeon X1300, and the two above mentioned graphics ports,

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5550932&CatId=28

(Please scroll down to the larger photos for more detail.
The Radeon X1300 graphics card in your computer, is a Low Profile graphics card. It will not look exactly like the one shown.

Low Profile means shorter in height. Your graphics card is shorter in height, in order to fit in your SFF computer case. {Small Form Factor}

The longer white connector shown on the left side of the view, is a DVI port. (Technically it's a Dual DVI port)

The shorter blue connector shown on the right side of the view, is the VGA port.

1) If one of your monitors has a DVI connector plug, simply plug it into the DVI port.
If the other monitor also has a DVI connector plug, you will need an adapter to plug it into the VGA port.

2) If both of your monitors have a VGA connector plug, one will plug into the VGA port on the graphics card.
The other will need an adapter to plug into the DVI port, on the graphics card.

This link shows an adapter for connecting a monitor with a DVI connector, to the VGA port on a graphics card,

http://www.directron.com/dviadapter.html

The adapter to connect a monitor with a VGA connector, to a DVI port on the graphics card is opposite of this.
[ I have found them at Radio Shack.
This = Expensive! $14.99
Not advertising for Radio Shack, or the above website in the link]

NOTE*
Use care when selecting the adapter you need.

A monitor with a VGA cable connector has the Male pins.
Your adapter must have the VGA Female sockets.
The DVI side of the adapter must have the Male pins.
It goes into the Female socket holes on the graphics card.

Same with a monitor that has a DVI cable connector.
The adapter must have Female DVI socket holes.
The other side will have Male VGA pins.

If your ATI Radeon X1300 only has One - graphics port, I Do Not advise using a splitter.
This is an adapter cable that has a connector on one end, and splits into two cables.

The graphics quality will be poor.

If you have No graphics card the situation is worse. This is Onboard, or Integrated Graphics.
(OnBoard. On the motherboard)

Using a splitter cable will result in very poor graphics.

How to tell if your Optiplex GX745 only has Integrated Graphics?
Look at the back of the computer. Come down from the audio ports. (Green and Blue)

Look under the USB ports.
The Blue VGA port is the Integrated Graphics port.

If you have an ATI Radeon X1300 graphics card, you will see a blue VGA port in an adjacent slot, also.

(Your computer can have Integrated Graphics, and a graphics card.
You CANNOT use the Integrated Graphics port, and a graphics port on a graphics card, At The Same Time!
It will Not work)

Once the two monitors are attached.

1) Turn both monitors on.
2) Turn the computer on, let Windows load

3) After Windows has loaded, Right-click on any empty area of the desktop screen.

4) Go to the bottom of the drop down menu, and Left-click on Properties

5) There are tabs across the top. Left-click on the
Settings tab.

6) You will see two rectangular icons. These icons represent monitors.

The one on the left side with the white border around it, is your Primary monitor. The main monitor you have always had.

The grayed out icon on the right side represents a Secondary monitor. This is for the second monitor you plugged in.

Note how the two monitor icons are sitting.
Primary on the left, Secondary on the right.
This is how your monitors should be sitting.

If it is Not, left-click on the Secondary monitor icon. Hold the left mouse button down, and drag it over to the left.

Now scroll down this window with your eyes.
Under the resolution settings you will see -

Extend my Windows desktop onto this monitor

There is a square box to the left of it.

Left-click in the square box. Go below to the right, and left-click on Apply.
Now go to the left, and click on OK.

Your monitors will now both be showing your desktop screen.

[Note* When doing this procedure, you have clicked on the Secondary monitor icon. Clicking on the icon activates it]

When you open the internet, or have a program going.
Go to the right side of the screen to the blue border,
of the Primary monitor.

When the mouse cursor turns into a double-headed arrow, hold the left mouse button down, and drag the screen to the right.

(You will note that the mouse cursor changes quite easily. It has to be double-headed in order for this to work)

If this direction does not work, go to the left side of the screen, drag to the left.

(You have to drag in the direction your monitors are actually sitting, in relation to each other)

Need some clarification, or have further questions? Click on Comment.

Jan 14, 2010 | Intel computers9: P3 Computer Computer...

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What dual video card is compatible with the M52?


The 256MB ATI Radeon HD 2400 XT Dual-VGA or Dual-DVI, TV-Out Graphics Card (43R1962)

The 128MB ATI RADEON X300 VGA, VGA PCI-e Dual Head Graphics Adapter (40Y8405)
The 64MB NVIDIA GeForce 6200 VGA PCI-e Dual Head ThinkCentre Graphics Adapter (73P2517)
The 256MB ATI Radeon X1300 Dual-VGA or Dual-DVI, TV-out PCI-Express Graphics Adapter (41U5028)
The 128MB ATI RADEON X300SE Dual-VGA or Dual-DVI Dual Head ThinkCentre and Lenovo PCI-e graphics adapter (41U4813)
The 128MB ATI RADEON X700 VGA, DVI-I, TV-Out PCI-e Dual Head ThinkCentre Graphics Adapter (73P2518)

All above are compatible with the ThinkCentre M52. Hope this helps, Best Regards, - md

Nov 10, 2009 | IBM ThinkCentre M52 8113 - P4 551 3.4 GHz...

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Low brightness on second monitor using Radeon X1300 video adapter


According to the X1300 specifications here it does support multiple displays. The option to configure the display is found in the Catalyst application. Do you have the latest version of that? You can get it from their website.

Jun 01, 2009 | ATI RADEON X1300 PRO, (256 MB) AGP Graphic...

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Bought this card to replace the other one on the fritz


I believe this card has a DVI jack and a VGA jack. Depending on the card the default may be either jack, most of the time it's the DVI and you'll need to use the adapter that came with the card.

Mar 30, 2009 | ATI RADEON X1300 PRO, (256 MB) AGP Graphic...

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White screen with radeon x1300 pro agp 256m


Hi porkchop_66_ , if you uninstalled factory graphics drivers, chances are you uninstalled the motherboards built in graphics card driver. Since you haven't provided your motherboard model & manufactures name I can't be 100% your weren't using an onboard graphics card. So I'll cover both.
If you added the X1300 AGP card, (Not replacing an older AGP card), you'll need to enter the motherboards bios menu & set the bios to boot to the AGP slot. If you replaced an older AGP card, its possible you have the monitor plugged into the wrong VGA out-put on the Radeon. There are two ports. One DVI & one VGA. Try each & check for display. Lastly, the Radeon X1300 card you have
runs in an AGP port that supports 1.5volts. Check your, motherboard manual. Check if your motherboard supports AGP cards of 1.5v.
If all this does not make sense, post back with your motherboards model number & the manufacture name & I'll be able to help further. Post here.


Good luck porkchop_66_!
Thank you for using fixya.
Mike

Jan 14, 2009 | ATI RADEON X1300 PRO, (256 MB) AGP Graphic...

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ATI RAdeon HD2400 in Dell Optiplex 755.


From the AMD.Com website: Display Support
  • One Dual-Link DVI-I connector for high-resolution digital displays
  • ATI Radeon™ DVI-I to HDMI2 with 5.1 audio (adapter)
  • One VGA analog connector
  • HDTV Component (YPrPb) output (adapter)
  • Drive two displays simultaneously with independent resolutions and refresh rates4
  • TV output requires HDMI, component, S-video or composite cable (not included)
Two integrated DVI display outputs
  • Primary supports 18-, 24-, and 30-bit digital displays at all resolutions up to 1920x1200 (single-link DVI) or 2560x1600 (dual-link DVI)1
  • Secondary supports 18-, 24-, and 30-bit digital displays at all resolutions up to 1920x1200 (single-link DVI only)1
  • Each includes a dual-link HDCP encoder with on-chip key storage for high resolution playback of protected content2
It does using dual link DVI. Is that the cable you are using?

Here is a link to the complete specs

Sep 15, 2008 | ATI RADEON HD 2400 PRO Graphic Card

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Find diver


Please got to the link below & update you're Radeon X1300Pro.
http://game.amd.com/us-en/drivers_catalyst.aspx?p=xp/radeonx-xp.
Go into control panel & uninstall any other ATI software before installing the unpaded software.

Enjoy!
Mike

Jun 02, 2008 | ATI RADEON X1300 PRO, (256 MB) PCI Express...

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Getting a digital connection to my Monitor


I would right down the specs and go to a computer store or a radio shack and ask, usually they have them but they may also refer you to some other store if you ask them, if they cant help you that is. usually the stores that Buy and trad eand selll and have inventorys of used parts, will have alot of adapters on hand like VGA to DVI and what not.

Feb 18, 2008 | ATI RADEON X1300 Pro 256MB PCIE Graphic...

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Blinking monitor first 15 minutes computer is on...


I have this same problem. Try to disable the service ATI Hotkey Poller in the windows (you can use the msconfig). It seems to be all right for me now.

Good luck !

Luiz

Oct 13, 2007 | ATI RADEON X1300 Pro 256MB PCIE Graphic...

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