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32bit Home Premium.

I'd like to say at this point thanks so much for all your help so far, you sure beat the dell support lines.
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No problem ~style :top: I'll go hunt for a solution... if i can :p:
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Do you have both graphics card connected to your motherboard at the moment?
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There is only one reason why I haven't repd you yet, I've already repd someone earlier so you have to wait at least 10 hours. :p:
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That can wait, i don't mind :top: Read post #23 please :p:
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Do you have both graphics card connected to your motherboard at the moment?
You know what confuses me, under display adaptors in the device manager it says Radeon X1300/X1550 series but on my Dell order confirmation it says '256MB ATI X1300 Pro Half Height card (1xDVI, 1xVGA, 1xS-Video)'

Either way the answer to your question is a yes.
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Am i right in saying that you need 2 DVI connections? 1 for each monitor?
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And I do yes. Basically its a DVI cable plugged in and has to VGA cables coming out of it for each monitor, if that makes sense.
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So 2 monitors connected to 1 DVI?
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Yes, using 2 VGA cables.
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Do you not have VGA to VGA cable?
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That didn't work when I tried it, something about the second graphics card being integrated and not compatible.
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That didn't work when I tried it, something about the second graphics card being integrated and not compatible.
Sorry i quickly changed my question :p: Look at #31, or does your answer apply to that?
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Well I have 2 VGA cables but one VGA port. Plus the VGA port doesn't support the monitors, I have 2 plug the 2 VGA cables into that single DVI port.
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I've had dual screens at work(two 20 inch flatscreens) and to be honest I hardly ever use the second one, I'm quite glad I didn't cough up to have a similar set up at home.
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I've had dual screens at work(two 20 inch flatscreens) and to be honest I hardly ever use the second one, I'm quite glad I didn't cough up to have a similar set up at home.
Neither did I, the second screen is the TV and the cables have always been there, just recently bothered to plug them and I sure use them often. I guess to each his own.
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Well I have 2 VGA cables but one VGA port. Plus the VGA port doesn't support the monitors, I have 2 plug the 2 VGA cables into that single DVI port.
Maybe one VGA cable is duff? How are you connecting 2 VGA cables in to one DVI port, via an adapter? Or is it a split 2 way VGA?

Picture would help :p:
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Maybe one VGA cable is duff?
That can't be right. I can extend my desktop on the second monitor and drag things to it fine or even use either as my main monitor, just can't seem to clone my display.
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via an adapter? Or is it a split 2 way VGA?

Picture would help :p:
Yea its an adaptor, DVI on one side and 2 VGA on the other. DVI goes into the back of the pc and each VGA cable goes to the other end of the adaptor.
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I'm out of ideas. Only other thing i can suggest is to somehow get that Catalyst Software working or use XP
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