ATI x1900 and NVIDIA 7300 w/ 3 monitors

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by digitaltrader, Nov 11, 2006.

  1. digitaltrader macrumors newbie

    Aug 22, 2006
    I have the ATI x1900 installed in slot 1 and the Nvidia in slot 4 and have successfully booted into OSX and have all 3 monitors displaying. I have 2 20" Dell 2001FPs and 1 30" Dell 3007fpw. One 20" and the 30" are connected to the ATI card with the 30" in landscape and the 20" rotated to portrait mode. Unfortunately in OSX Nvidia will not allow me to rotate the second 20" into portrait mode. I could attach both 20" sceens to the ATI card and successfully rotate them to portrait but I cannot get the NVIDIA card to show anything when I boot into XP via bootcamp.

    So I'm either stuck with this problem unless some can help me to get XP to recognize the Nvidia 7300 and diplay both the ATI and Nvidia together or am stuck with being unable to rotate my 20" 2001FP into portrait mode attached to the Nvidia card in OSX.

    Any ideas?
  2. timb macrumors regular

    Jun 6, 2003
    I can't get Windows to display the other two monitors on my Nvidia either.

    It all works fine under OS X though.
  3. digitaltrader thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 22, 2006
    I'm sure someone has found a solution to allow Nvidia monitors to rotate?
  4. digitaltrader thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 22, 2006
    I'm sure someone has found a solution to allow Nvidia monitors to rotate?
  5. xraydoc macrumors demi-god


    Oct 9, 2005
    MacOS X's nVidia driver doesn't support screen rotation. We're SOL until Apple decides to add it. Clearly the nVidia cards are capable as the Windows drivers support rotation.

    Also, I thought that the X1900 and the 7300GT weren't supposed to work together in the same system (at least for MacOS X). I think even Apple's website states this.
  6. slughead macrumors 68040


    Apr 28, 2004
    ATI and NVidia cards will not both function at the same time in windows XP.

    I have the same setup, guy (sans rotating display), can't be helped.
  7. Ozy macrumors regular


    Aug 8, 2006
    Goodyear, AZ
    You have no idea how many people I asked this question. I called apple directly, every single store I could, and NO ONE could answer the question of if I could mix the ATI card with a 7300. I need 4 DVI outputs, but only want high performance on the main screen for WoW. If you are a WoW'r, can you verify that games work well on the ATI while the NV cards are also working in OSX?

  8. trogdor! macrumors regular

    Mar 7, 2006
    i was looking to get the same type of configuration. 1900 running main two monitors and the 7300 running a 3rd. So this works great in os x, but not in windows? I guess as long as it works great in os x, we all should be good.
  9. xPismo macrumors 6502a


    Nov 21, 2005
    Man, that must be one heck of a gaming platform. I would like to see that... heck I would like to own that!! :D

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