08-18-2011 02:02 PM - edited 08-18-2011 02:06 PM
My team has recently been given M70e SFF machines with dual monitors to work on. These computers for some reason all came with nVidia Quadro FX380 workstation GPUs, I've installed drivers for both the nVidia cards and the integrated intel chips (both work fine individually). My problem is that I cannot get them to work at the same time, I can only have one monitor working at any one time.
Currently running Win7 Pro 32-bit on all the machines, and have checked the BIOS settings for the display adapters, I get the following options:
IGD (Which I assume is integrated graphics due to it activating the VGA alone)
IGD/PCI (Integrated/regular PCI card, only VGA monitor works)
IGD/PEG (Integrated/PCIe, only VGA works)
PCI/IGD (PCI/integrated, only VGA works)
PCI/PEG (PCI/PCIe, only monitor hooked up to the quadro works)
PEG/IGD (PCIe/integrated, this is the one I wish worked, but only the quadro works on this one)
PEG/PCI (PCIe/PCI, only quadro works)
I've searched all over the BIOS for any other options that refer to the display but I've had no luck.
Thanks in advance.
EDIT: Forgot to mention that I do have the ADD2 adapter which works fine alongside the integrated graphics, cannot try it with the Quadro as there is only 1 PCIe slot.
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01-19-2012 06:43 AM
We have the same machines here. 7 of them work just fine showing the BIOS on both displays, 380 and G41 showing in device manager. But we have one that simply refuses to work w/ both and only displays 1 monitor despite having the same BIOS and settings as the rest.
I did call support, but they don't have a clue what's going on, lol. Anyone figure this out yet?
01-19-2012 08:36 AM
Hey Jodiuh, would it be too much to ask what the BIOS settings are on the ones that work so I can test that out here? I still haven't found a solution unfortunately.
01-19-2012 08:48 AM - edited 01-19-2012 08:50 AM
01-19-2012 11:13 AM
Ok, I just popped open one of the functioning w/ dually machines and found this card in place of the quadro 380:
01-19-2012 05:33 PM - edited 01-19-2012 05:39 PM
It is not possible to have dual displays where one display uses the Intel integrated and the other uses the Nvidia. Dual displays on Lenovo machines are only possible with the ADD2 card installed (Utilizing Intel integrated graphics) , OR if a dual display capable graphics card is used. These dual-display cards usually have the DB-59 connection on the back, and require a dongle to split the signals into two monitors. The later ADD-2 cards (the one you reference at Compuvest) is capable of a DVI signal only, VGA monitors won't work.
Check out this link HERE for more information. Lenovos available information for support of this function is woefully lacking.
01-20-2012 09:27 AM
It's a crying shame that it's not supported (mainly because it can be done with ANY non-brand-name system).
But thanks for the info losmeme! Now I can at least put that idea to rest.