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secondary display adapter on x800gto

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my device manager tells me i have a secondary video card now that i bought this new x800 agp card, i dont see any point in having it on there, since i only use one monitor.... should i just leave it alone, or disabel it, would there be any difference in anything if i did or didnt?

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I think it's a driver thing.
I would just leave it alone, it doesn't seem to hurt anything.
 
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my device manager tells me i have a secondary video card now that i bought this new x800 agp card, i dont see any point in having it on there, since i only use one monitor.... should i just leave it alone, or disabel it, would there be any difference in anything if i did or didnt?

thanks
It makes no difference what so ever unless it bothers you :D
 
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when I first installed my x800gto it showed the same thing and i thought the drivers installed incorrectly. I decided to experiment w/ it and disable/uninstall it. It basically rebooted my pc and reinstalled it. It is supposed to be there and tkpenalty's response (2nd DVI/analog port) makes sense, so just leave it alone. It's normal.
 
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#6
Basically all the ATi cards with multiple VGA/DVI output has a Secondary.
It basically allow you to adjust each monitor output separately as there are multiple cards