AGP + PCI graphic cards simultaneously. Possible?

  AndyFo 14:04 02 Apr 2005

Hi there, See if you can help me with this one. I have an old Keycorp LCD monitor (K57), it comes with its own PCI graphic card and it doesn’t even need a power cable as it is powered by the graphic card itself, it runs on a generic driver found in XP. My question is: is it possible to add a standard AGP graphic card to the system, so that I’ll be able to use an additional monitor or projector? Many Thanks Andy

  pj123 14:17 02 Apr 2005

Highly unlikely, as when you boot it will check to BIOS to see which graphics card is the default.

With two cards you may have to go into the BIOS everytime you boot and disable one or the other depending on which monitor you want to use.

More trouble than it is worth.

  bremner 14:51 02 Apr 2005

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  DieSse 14:54 02 Apr 2005

I've set up several systems with two monitors using an AGP and a PCI card. I've never had any trouble setting them up or in use. In fact usually you can just plug in, load drivers and away they go.

Just try it and see what happens - it can't hurt anything.

  DieSse 14:56 02 Apr 2005

PS - Windows can actually handle more cards and monitors than you could normally fit into a standard PC.

  pj123 11:06 03 Apr 2005

Sorry, Guys. I stand corrected. PJ

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