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OK, ive got 2 separate screens, my nice 1440x900 screen and the dinky 1024x768 screen that i use for everything else. What im trying to do is drive each monitor separately using an individual card for each one, with my big screen run by my GT240, and my small screen run by a PCI FX5500 i had lying around.

And there i have run into my problem. I can get one or the other card to work, but not both at the same time. Installing the drivers for the FX5500 overrides the drivers for the newer card, and there isnt any drivers as far as i know which support both cards simultaneously.

Now, why would i want to drive both monitors separately using different cards? well, for starters, it would allow my 240 to go into low power mode, which would be great as it would run cooler and quieter, not to mention not be constantly pulling a boatload of juice. I dont pay the power bills so i gotta make do with what i got. Anyone got any suggestions as to how i can pull this off?

Also, i got an ancient S3 Virge VX thats also PCI, but i dont want to put it in because of nVidia doing their thing with competitors cards in the same system. Not to mention i dont think windows even has drivers for it.

EDIT: OK that didnt work at all. No drivers, attempting to reinstall the GT240 drivers ended in a bluescreen, trying the Virge got the same results, had to install drivers from safe mode as windows was bluescreening every time it started. Ok, now i just need a real cheap PCI nVidia card that is just powerful enough for aero and can drive a 1024x768 monitor just fine.
Edited by Cyrious - 2/8/11 at 4:04pm
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ok what you need to do.. run the installer for both the old drivers and the new drivers to the stage where it extracts both of them...

then you have to go to device manager and install the drivers for both cards separately

so go to the FX card and install it's drivers by clicking "update Drivers"

then point it to the older driver location - by default C:\\Nvidia\\"DriverVersion"\\etc...

and then repeat the following for the newer card..

it should work...

i did this ages ago in vista.. it should work in 7 just the same
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