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ok, i know this is kind of basic but i want some info from other people. i have a spare monitor and want to use it. my main vid card is a radeon 9550 256mb apg. the card has an extra plug for an lcd screen but i dont have one. so i want to use my old nvida card (pci) ; will it cause problems with the other card? i dont want to plug it into the onboard plug because that takes away ram.
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In theory, you should be able to get an agp video card to work alongside a PCI video card without too much problem. Just make sure that after installing the PCI card, that the two video cards are not sharing the same IRQ etc. If they are, you will have to move the PCI video to a different slot.
thanks for the guide. now i have a wee problem. the pci card that i am usin is a geforce mx 4000 64 mb. thr thing is that on its option panel i can only get a settin of 4 colors and a size of 800x600. i used to run it at 32 and a size of 1024x768. i have the latest drivers from nvidia. any ideas to how i can get the most out of the card?
i checked it out and the cards do not have same resources. the location of the agp card comes up PCI bus. the nvidia card has an extra memory range the first pic is the one that shows my agp card as pci bus http://img347.images...esource11nz.jpg
the 2nd and 3rd pic show the mem range and other resources
the machine or card (if you bought the card seperately) should have come with a converter for that white port on the back of the card..the converter would convert that port to a db15 connection..i have a couple here at work...let me see if i can get the numbers off of them and let you know what you need to have dual monitors on the one card (always easier than having two cards)
using this would allow you to simply hook two vga monitors to the one card...after which you can have your desktop continue over to the otoher monitor...or you can have it mirror your monitor...or whatever you want to do..
yup its that card. i bought the card from some one so it did not have the converter. i got the driver cd and thats all. one more thing i was thinking of buying need for speed, will having two monitors hooked up to the card give me less FPS?
i just wanted to extend my desk top over. so no drop in frames is good. everytime i reset my pc i can see other settings for the nvidia card. when i try to change the setting i get on error mesage saying i do not have the needed admin right. is there any way around this? i am the only user/admin on this pc. is there something in the regitry that i can change?
thanks for the help