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quick guestion about pci and pcie cards.. now i need help enabling it

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im again running out of screen space, and i was wondering if i could add a bit more os screen area..

well.. right now im running dual monitor at 1600x1200 and 1280x1024 (2880x1200 total) and ive heard that a pci card can be used for 3rd monitor.. is this right?

if so.. can i use this.. erm.. a bit old ati pci card from 1996 with my nvidia 8800gt?
and.. is there any drop in performance if i do this? if so.. how much?
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Yes you could, is the PCI card a nvidia card? If so you'll have to download the program to manage the drivers, if it's not, it makes your life a whole bunch easier. Let me find the thread where I helped someone else with this.
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Yes you could, is the PCI card a nvidia card? If so you'll have to download the program to manage the drivers, if it's not, it makes your life a whole bunch easier. Let me find the thread where I helped someone else with this.
as i said in my post, it is a ati card from -96
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oh my bad, sorry man just woke up, yes your alright then to go, it should work, any more issues you know where to come
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oh my bad, sorry man just woke up, yes your alright then to go, it should work, any more issues you know where to come
ahh no problem, and thanks! ill go get another monitor from downstairs and test..
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okay, i got it installed and windows fould it and everything seems to be well, but then i noticed i cant enable it, and device manager says for the Standard VGA Graphics Adapter:
This device cannot start. (Code 10)


any ideas?

edit1:
i tested changing it to primary in bios, and it worked, so the card is not broken, but when it was primary, windows couldn't make my 8800GT work..

edit2:
i finally managed to identify the card.. and it seems to be "ATI 3D-Rage II Video Adapter" according to everest
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