Trying to run two graphics cards in Win 7 !

  Paul33 22:04 17 Jun 2012

I want to run my desktop PC off an NVIDIA graphics card that I have installed but - on the limited occasions I need to - run a hdmi PC to TV link from an AMD card that I also have installed and which has the necessary hdmi connection and on-board audio.

How do I do that under Win 7 ?

I have an AMD control centre program that shows the two "monitors" and correctly identifies the 42" Plasma as one of them but all I seem able to do is duplicate AMD settings across both screens which leaves me with massively too high resolution for my PC. I can't seem to appy different settings to each screen, let alone run one screen from AMD and one from NVIDIA.

Both cards are showing as fine under Device Manager but I can't reach my NVIDIA card via the NVIDIA software as it says I'm not connected to it !

Any ideas ?

  KRONOS the First 09:41 18 Jun 2012
  Woolwell 09:45 18 Jun 2012

Extended desktop or cloned display?

Chronus probably has the answer to your question.

  Paul33 10:00 18 Jun 2012

Not sure what the difference is !!!

When I watch TV via the hdmi link, I will only be watching the TV but I'll need access to the PC to set up whatever I'm watching so I guess I need the HDMI output at HD resolution but the PC showing the same but retaining standard desktop resolution !

  birdface 10:07 18 Jun 2012


Chronus maybe able to help you but for some reason his posts are not working.Maybe when he gets that fixed he may be able to give you the advice that you need.

  KRONOS the First 10:29 18 Jun 2012

Can you download and install this? SIW (the home edition is fine) Please post what you see under the Hardware> Motherboard and Video on the left-hand side. At the moment I am confused as to what exactly you have in regards to graphics output. Both the HD4300/4500 and the GeForce 7025 seem to be mobility GPU's not graphics cards. It might be that you have just posted the wrong model numbers.

So if you can post your Motherboard,graphics card/s and CPU I would be grateful.

  KRONOS the First 10:31 18 Jun 2012

It will not accept a link to SIW so just Google it and download the home edition.

  Paul33 12:24 18 Jun 2012
  KRONOS the First 12:53 18 Jun 2012

Great, thanks for that but you have missed the CPU, could you post that?

Your motherboard has integrated graphics, see details here.Chipset. Clearly shown in your second screenshot but I am having great difficulty find the ATI 4300/4500 card. I suppose you could not photograph it could you?

  retep888™ 13:01 18 Jun 2012


CPU is AMD Phenom 9550

Primary gx card is AMD HD 4350

  KRONOS the First 13:03 18 Jun 2012


Thanks mate.

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