So i built a pc with this graphics card in it, an xfx geforce 6600 pci-e
And recently bought two Sony 19inch flat screen monitors for it, got the neccessariy adapters and set everything up. Nvidia software managed to co-ordinate the two monitors fine.
But i've noticed in somegames the card comes up with the message 'had to reduce power to card to keep optimum performace' etc etc. And NOW sometimes my 2nd Monitor has no input and randomly decides to accept a video feed. i switch it on and it says theres no input but there is!
Now im hoping it isnt that particular LCD screen, tired it with a diffferent pc, works fine.
From what i can gather im having a guess at the following diagnosis and solutions
- Buy a cheap 2nd graphics card for a PCi slot and run 2nd monitor from that (around £10). Let games and 3d intensive apps run on the 1st monitor. Nvidia's drivers should be able to handle that?
- Buy a 500 Watt Power supply (i have a 450 watt at the moment)
- Look into replacing the LCD screen or buying a new graphics card?
Any advice or suggestions would be appreciated