We are having a few problems with secondary display detection on video cards
that are connected to projectors, displays with extension cables, or
It seems the ability of the different chipsets to handle detection issues
S3 integrated laptop: Always enables the secondary even if no device is
GeForce MX400: Won't enable the secondary at all unless a display is
directly connected without an extension lead.
ATI Radeon 9600: Enables the secondary always; detaches it if no device is
The S3 is a dream. The Radeon is not so easy to use, but can be turned on
just by a couple of clicks in Display properties. The Geforce is a pain in
the ass. We have to take special steps just to ensure we even can attach the
display in Display Properties.
I'm looking at a PCI card that I need to put in a PC that has onboard
graphics and no AGP slot. Would a Radeon 9250 behave roughly the same as the
9600? Is there a better option?
I also need to find a card to replace that loathsome Nvidia :)