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    Combining onboard land dedicated graphics

    I've been messing about with my computer, trying to set up a third monitor, and I can't get it to display anything.

    I have a dvi and one vga from the card [nVidia geforce 210] and I'm trying to add another vga [intel somthing or other I think]

    In the BIOS I have the options of:

    IGD
    PCI/IGD
    PCI/PEG
    PEG/IGD
    PEG/PCI

    None of them enable the onboard graphics and the card. [PEG/IGD is what I'd have thought it would be.]

    The monitor is in powersave, so it knows it's connected to something, but it isn't detected at all.

    Have I missed a setting somewhere or is it a case of needing a new motherboard/graphics card/dooblydoo to achieve this?
    Last edited by X-13; 14th June 2013 at 03:38 PM.

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    The BIOS settings normally determine which graphics device is posted to first, by the PC.

    Which motherboard are you using? Some older motherboards let you enable both, but I've not seen that for a while..

    Could be you need another cheapo graphics card, to get your third monitor.. What free slots (PCI, etc) do you have, and what connector does the monitor use?

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    The motherboard is from an old RM "desktop" [it's full of laptop parts...], I believe I have 2 PCI connections free and the only monitor I have is VGA only. [it's an old Dell 4:3 monitor. Not as cool as my big one.]

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    My HP has 3 connections but only supports 2 at any one time.

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    I think I may be able to do it with one of these... [I believe this is the dooblydoo I was referring to.]
    Last edited by X-13; 14th June 2013 at 04:34 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by X-13 View Post
    I think I may be able to do it with one of these... [I believe this is the dooblydoo I was referring to.]
    I "think" they are only suitable for mirroring a display, eg,a desktop monitor and projector.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rawns View Post
    I "think" they are only suitable for mirroring a display, eg,a desktop monitor and projector.
    According to my PC, my second monitor is a projector...

    I think I have a splitter box at work, I'll see how it goes with that. If it works fine... 3 MONITORS! [Because I can.]

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    Quote Originally Posted by X-13 View Post
    [Because I can.]
    ....except you can't?


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    Quote Originally Posted by X-13 View Post
    According to my PC, my second monitor is a projector...

    I think I have a splitter box at work, I'll see how it goes with that. If it works fine... 3 MONITORS! [Because I can.]
    Yeah, but that thing is for making two displays show the same image (like classroom PC monitor and projector), you want a separate, independent display.

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    The best way for three monitors = two dedicated graphics cards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FishCustard View Post
    Yeah, but that thing is for making two displays show the same image (like classroom PC monitor and projector), you want a separate, independent display.
    I need to retest but I think I achieved it.

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    You have probably tried this already but don't you have to go into the nvidia control panel utility to setup how you want the displays to display ie extended, single display, cloned etc ( regardless of how you have set the BIOS ref


    IGD
    PCI/IGD
    PCI/PEG
    PEG/IGD
    PEG/PCI

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    You have probably tried this already but don't you have to go into the nvidia control panel utility to setup how you want the displays to display ie extended, single display, cloned etc ( regardless of how you have set the BIOS ref


    IGD
    PCI/IGD
    PCI/PEG
    PEG/IGD
    PEG/PCI
    All that the control panel picks up are my 2 curre nt ones.

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    Ive tried before to have a graphics card with 2 outputs and use the onboard and now a days, motherboards just wont let you do it, ive spent hours trying to get it to work. I ended up buying a USB to VGA adapter which did the trick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timbo343 View Post
    motherboards just wont let you do it
    They do if they include support for LucidLogix Virtu GPU.

    The motherboard in my home PC does.

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