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A55 and PCIe video card installation

2009-03-16, 20:52 PM
Working with an 8705-DHU and trying to install a video card in the PCIe slot to allow for dual monitor usage.  The idea is to attach a monitor to the onboard card and the new card for a second monitor, then extending the desktop.  I got the second card installed (PN 73P2516) and see Intel 946GZ Express chipset family , no other video card.  I'd expect to see two video cards in the device manager, but see only one.  Both monitors work, however I cannot extend the desktop, only clone it.  Windows display properties only sees one display adapter, and therefore only one monitor.  The Intel graphics options sees 2 monitors but only allows for the monitors to be cloned.  I can't imagine what I am doing wrong, I've been working on PC's for a long time.  There is a FRU number, (39J9334) on the card, but I'm at a loss.  I'll be updating the BIOS tomorrow when I get back to the system, but am looking for any other ideas.  I used the drivers that came with the card, found an update, but once that was installed the cloning quit working.  I couldn't find anything in the BIOS, so I am at a loss.  Any thoughts/suggestions would be appreciated. 
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Re: A55 and PCIe video card installation

2009-03-16, 21:13 PM

Further research shows that the card only supports clone mode on this particular system...too bad I didn't find this link prior to posting.


http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?sitestyle=lenovo&lndocid=MIGR-60292

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Re: A55 and PCIe video card installation

2009-03-16, 21:13 PM

Further research shows that the card only supports clone mode on this particular system...too bad I didn't find this link prior to posting.


http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?sitestyle=lenovo&lndocid=MIGR-60292

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Re: A55 and PCIe video card installation

2009-11-23, 19:14 PM

I also have an Lenovo ThinkCentre A55.  I want an HDMI ouput for my new 24" Widescreen monitor.  There is a riser card that starts off as an PCIe but when it turns, it is something else.  I have an NVIDA PCIe graphics card to put in it.

 

Can I  get a different Riser?  Part # ?

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