PC Hardware forum

General discussion

two video cards?

So in my Hardware profile under Display Adapters, I have x800 Series listed AND x800 Series Secondary. Why is it listing two video cards when I only have one? And how can I safely get rid of the secondary listing? Any ideas? Thanks.

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: two video cards?
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: two video cards?
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
leave it...

In reply to: two video cards?

if you remove it you'll run into problems with the system. apparently ATI does that when the card supports dual monitors or something like that. nvidia does a similar thing when another monitor is connected but ati just has it shown all the time.

Collapse -
good thinking

In reply to: leave it...

that makes sense. although my card doesn't support a second monitor, i guess ATI probably has it in their drivers or something to support other cards that do. and as long as it isn't hurting anything... thanks gmartin!

Popular Forums

icon
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
icon
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
icon
Laptops 21,181 discussions
icon
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
icon
Phones 17,137 discussions
icon
Security 31,287 discussions
icon
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
icon
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
icon
Windows 10 2,657 discussions

SMART HOME

This one tip will help you sleep better tonight

A few seconds are all you need to get a better night's rest.