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So I've got my crossfire up and running just fine with one monitor. I've got the crossfire cable connecting the two cards, with my main display (the Samsung) connected. It runs fine.

I'm trying to connect my old 17" Dell LCD. This is what I can't exactly figure out. I first plugged it into the other port on my x1900 master card (the crossfire edition) and it worked - The only thing was it some how became the main display. The Samsung wouldn't display anything after windows booted.

So i then plugged the Dell into the other port on the secondary X1900XT. Now nothing shows.

So...how do I get the 2nd display to show my desktop? I just want to use it for widgets, temp monitoring, etc. Thanks in advance.
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Okay so I answered my own question - in the display properties by enabling the second monitor I'm able to extend my desktop onto it.

BUT, and this is a HUGE but....crossfire had to be disabled. So my next question is - How in the world do I get around this? I don't want to have to manually enable crossfire everytime I play a game.
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I'm trying to connect my old 17" Dell LCD. This is what I can't exactly figure out. I first plugged it into the other port on my x1900 master card (the crossfire edition) and it worked - The only thing was it some how became the main display. The Samsung wouldn't display anything after windows booted.
Do the same trick in the control panel again. But just make sure your dell is monitor 2.
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