Available PCI slots for additional Grap-Card

December 13, 2010 at 11:23:41
Specs: Windows 7, 3GB
I am trying to work out how to Dual Screen my Computer. Currently I run only one screen, but have another screen available and I would like to extend my current screen on to the other one.

Currently the graphics card I have is a nVidia Geforce 9200 with 1 VGA and 1HDMI.
I have tried running one VGA and one HDMI, but the Screen resolution doesn't seem right and sound becomes non-existant, also the 'Recommended Resolution' gives me the message 'Mode Not Supported'.

I have come to the conclusion that I need a new graphics card or additional one, and would like to know the available slots that I have. Also Advice on what my options are.

My PC is as follows:

Acer Aspire X1301
Mobo: WMCP78M
Graphics Card: nVidia GeForce 9200
OS: Win 7 64-Bit
CPU: AMD Athlon II X3


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December 13, 2010 at 13:14:36
You should be able to support multiple monitors with that card. Re-read the owners manual maybe. Might have to check your monitor too. It may not support the higher resolutions.

Why did it take me over a year to phone in a problem to ATT?

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December 13, 2010 at 13:21:58
Have tried all resolutions via HDMI. all make the text appear too small and cramped. The screen is great when I use VGA, but its disgusting when using HDMI, so I dont want to use it with my current monitors. Need another VGA socket.

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December 13, 2010 at 13:31:26

You are restricted to low-profile graphics cards and you have one PCIe2.x16 slot and one PCIe2.x1 slot. Not sure whether you can run two graphics cards but I doubt it.
You will need a low-profile card with dual output support.

Interesting that on the NVIDIA website they do not seem to list the 9200 as a separate discreet graphics card, only as a Mobile IGP for laptops. Maybe it was built only for Acer. Did you get a graphics manual with the system?

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December 13, 2010 at 13:43:19
I have just taken the cover off the computer just to double check. The graphics card looks to be inbuilt into the Mobo. I looked for ages for that kind of spec sheet but couldn't find it.

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December 13, 2010 at 16:31:56
To be able to run HDMI & get audio, you need to configure the audio settings plus you need to plug the HDMI cable into a device that supports audio. Does your monitor have bulit-in speakers? If not, does it have an audio out port that you have your speakers connected to?

As for the monitor resolutions, you need to configure them separately. It's best to run an LCD monitor at it's native resolution. If that makes the desktop icons & text too small, increase the DPI setting, don't decrease the resolution.

I don't think you have a hardware problem, I think your settings are out of whack.

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December 13, 2010 at 16:40:15
The monitor has inbuilt speakers. And I'm not fussed about the sound for the minute, it was just a small problem I encountered.

The monitor I currently use works perfectly at 1440 x 900 via VGA. This is the same monitor that I want to connect via HDMI as the other one doesn't support HDMI.

All screen resolutions have been tried on both monitors. None seem to want to work. The text seems squashed and 'sharp'.

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December 13, 2010 at 17:32:59
"I think your settings are out of whack"


Why did it take me over a year to phone in a problem to ATT?

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