(Apologies for the rather long post...)
On early 2012, i was running a Radeon HD2400 and a HD6950 on the same computer, driving 3 monitors; primary monitor on the HD6950 and two side monitors on the HD2400. Everything works just fine.
Now some time later, one of the monitors broke down so i only had two left. Because of this, I removed the HD2400 and ran both monitors directly on the HD6950.
I recently got an extra monitor available and thought i'd just install the old HD2400 back in. I was surprised to learn that this is not the case anymore because AMD removed support for older cards (HD2000/3000/4000) since catalyst 12.7 or something.
So here's the question: is there any way i can make this work on my setup? (Windows 7 x64, 16GB RAM, i2500K, intel z68, radeon HD6950)
Some additional info:
- List item I have tried downloading and installing the "legacy drivers" for HD2000/3000/4000 and they refused to install over the current catalyst 13.1 driver. I can see the card in device manager, with yellow warning icon saying "the device cannot start". The card is confirmed working on another computer though, so this is 100% a driver issue.
- I do have an integrated intel vga (i believe it's HD3000 sandy bridge) but i was having stability issues (random BSOD, etc) when using it on this particular motherboard.
- the HD6950 cannot support triple monitors without one of them using an Active DisplayPort cable. This thing costs at least $50 where i live, so it's not an attractive option. None of my current monitors have DP connection, so i have to add another converter to the cost.
- Assuming there's no way i can make the old radeon cards work, would a cheap low end nvidia card do the job? I've never tried running a mixed nvidia/ati card before. My understanding is that this is not a healthy thing to do, but i might be wrong...
Thanks in advance.