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Hardware Requirements for Multiple-Display Support in Windows XP

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This article describes the hardware requirements for multiple-display support in Windows XP.
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All of the video adapters that are used in a computer that has multiple-displaysupport must be Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI) or Accelerated Graphics Port (AGP) devices that use the multiple-display-enabled video adapter drivers that are included with Windows XP. Industry Standard Architecture (ISA) and Extended Industry Standard Architecture (EISA) video adapters are not supported.

The video adapters that are installed on your computer do not have to beidentical. Each video adapter and monitor combination is separately enumerated by Windows; you can configure each combination to use different screen resolutions and color depths. For example, you can set the primary adapter to 1024 X 768 pixels and 16 million colors and the secondary adapter to 800 X 600 pixels and 32,000 colors.

For additional information about how to enable multiple-display support, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
307873 HOW TO: Configure and Use Multiple Monitors in Windows XP

Video Adapter Chip Sets Supported in Windows XP

You can use any combination of the PCI or AGP-based video adapters that are listed in this section with multiple monitors. Only video adapters that are based on the chip sets that are listed in this section work as primary and secondary video adapters.

The following drivers are supported by Microsoft and are included on the Windows XP CD-ROM:
Company Name                 Device Name 3DFx                         Voodoo3 2000 AGP3DFx                         Voodoo3 20003DFx                         Voodoo3 3000 AGP3DFx                         Voodoo3 3000 3DFx                         Voodoo3 3500 TV 3DFx                         Voodoo4 4500 AGP 3DFx                         Voodoo4 4500      3DFx                         Voodoo5 5500 AGP              3DFx                         Voodoo5 5500 3DLabs Inc.                  3DLabs Permedia2 Compatible Graphics Adapter 3DLabs Inc.                  3DLabs Permedia2 Compatible Graphics Adapter3DLabs Inc                   3DLabs Oxygen VX1 AGP 3DLabs Inc.                  3DLabs Oxygen VX1 PCI3DLabs Inc.                  3DLabs Oxygen VX1 1600SW3DLabs Inc.                  3DLabs Permedia3 Create!Accel Graphics               Accel Graphics AccelStar II AGPAccel Graphics               Accel Graphics AccelStar II Appian Graphics              Jeronimo ProATI Technologies, Inc.       RADEON DDRATI Technologies, Inc        RADEON SDR ATI Technologies, Inc.       All-in-Wonder Radeon AGPATI Technologies, Inc.       All-in-Wonder Radeon SDR AGP ATI Technologies, Inc.       All-in-Wonder Radeon PCIATI Technologies, Inc.       RADEON VE ATI Technologies, Inc.       RADEON M6ATI Technologies, Inc.       RAGE 128 AIW AGPATI Technologies, Inc.       RAGE 128 AIW PCIATI Technologies, Inc.       RAGE 128 GL AGPATI Technologies, Inc.       RAGE 128 GL PCI ATI Technologies, Inc.       RAGE 128 VR AGPATI Technologies, Inc.       RAGE 128 VR PCIATI Technologies, Inc.       RAGE 128 4X AGPATI Technologies, Inc.       RAGE 128 4X PCIATI Technologies, Inc.       RAGE 128 PRO PCIATI Technologies, Inc.       RAGE 128 PRO AGP 2XATI Technologies, Inc.       RAGE 128 PRO AGP 4XCreative Labs, Inc.          Graphics Blaster ExtremeCreative Labs, Inc.          Graphics Blaster ExtremeDiamond Multimedia           Fire GL1000 Pro AGPDiamond Multimedia           Fire GL1000 Pro Digital                      CometElsa                         GLoria Synergy AGPElsa                         WINNER 2000/Office AGP Elsa                         GLoria Synergy Elsa                         WINNER 2000/Office Leadtek                      Winfast 3D L2300 AGPLeadtek                      Winfast 3D L2300Matrox                       Millennium G200 SD PCI Matrox                       Marvel G200 PCIMatrox                       MGA-G200 AGPMatrox                       Mystique G200 AGPMatrox                       Millennium G200 AGPMatrox                       Marvel G200 AGPMatrox                       Mystique G200 VIDEO AGPMatrox                       Millennium G200 SG AGPMatrox                       Millennium G200 SG LE AGPMatrox                       Mystique G200 SD AGPMatrox                       Millennium G200 SD AGPMatrox                       Millennium G250 AGPMatrox                       Millennium G250 LE AGPMatrox                       G400 AGPMatrox                       Marvel G400 AGPMatrox                       Millennium G400 DualHead MaxMatrox                       Millennium G400 DualHeadMatrox                       Millennium G450 DualHeadMatrox                       Millennium G450 DualHead LEMatrox                       Millennium G450 DualHead PCINVidia                       Riva TNTNVidia                       Riva TNT2NVidia                       VantaNVidia                       Riva TNT2 UltraNVidia                       Aladin TNT2NVidia                       Riva TNT2 Model 64NVidia                       GeForce 256NVidia                       GeForce DDRNVidia                       Quadro NVidia                       GeForce2 GTSNVidia                       GeForce2 ProNVidia                       GeForce2 UltraNVidia                       Quadro2 ProNVidia                       GeForce2 MXNVidia                       GeForce2 GoNVidia                       Quadro2 MXRNVidia                       Geforce3					
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