Card thinks there is 4 monitors when only 2 are hooked up
I am running windows 2000 with this card.
It has a dongle with 4 connectors to connect up to 4 monitors. I only have 2 connected and have the other two disable in the device manager but the computer thinks there is four monitors. So it uses the very right side of the right monitor as the middle of the total display and the resolution choices are crazy like 4096 x 480. I have tried reinstalling but the same thing happens. How do you get the card to recognize that there is only two monitors connected???
Re: Card thinks there is 4 monitors when only 2 are...
Is the dongle an active or passive device? It could also be that the card is set up in a mode that forces, rather than senses, the 4 monitor option (e.g., I think this device supports composite mode). Please provide info on this dongle, and whether this setup was working as in now broken (and then what did you change before it broke) or if this is something new altogether.
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Test the card with another monitor first of all I seem to think that this card requires a connection from the PSU ( check if there is a connection that would take a 12volt 4 pin molex or a floppy drive type power connector on the card)
Also, you should be running at least a 550 watt psu
You could find the exact model of your graphics card by clicking on run and then running dxdiag. You will then goto the display tab and it will show you what you need to know. Then just google the drivers for whatever card you have.
The monitor is not detecting that it connected to a video card. You did not specify which computer model but if there is only one then you must ensure that the connectors are seated properly. If there is a built-in connector and a add-on video card connector also then make sure that the monitor is connected to the correct connector. When the computer is off there will be a yellow light indicator on the monitor and when the computer is booted it will turn green normally.
If you have another computer, even a laptop you can connect the monitor to that to ensure that the monitor is working and the cable has no bent pins at the connector therefore verifying whether the trouble is at the computer end or monitor. Please repost if you try these steps and still need help.
At a guess it is the refresh rate the video card is sending to the video out. What is the Max Resolution of the monitors and refresh rate ??
I would think there is a program to be able to setup the driver refresh rate and resolution don't use window drivers get the ones from the makers of the card rather than using the default nivida drivers
have you tested the power supply connection feeds? test each connector I think you will find your power supply has failed on either the 5 volt or the 12 volt side more than likely 5 volts are down' the agp adapter needs 5 volts to run. since you have changed out every thing else I would replace that or test your dads power supply in your computer, that should do the trick