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AGP/PCI Dual Monitor problem

By cat219 ·
I have my Radeon 7500 AGP set as primary in the BIOS (so that the TV tuner will work). And have a S3 Virge as the PCI to achieve dual monitors. If the PCI is set to primary in the BIOS then the TV tuner doesn't work. If I have the AGP set as primary, the dual monitor does not work because it does not see the PCI anymore. Somebody must have seen this should work...or am I just SOL? I have updated all drivers (except the S3 Virge is no longer supported anywhere). Thanks for any ideas.

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by TheChas In reply to AGP/PCI Dual Monitor prob ...

You should have compatible video cards to run a dual monitor setup.

That is, the video cards should have GPUs that are from the same family of devices.

I would not even try an ATI Rage series card. You should upgrade your PCI card to a 7000 series ATI Radeon based card.

Look at it this way. If your car had separate steering wheels for each side there would be steering lags and conflicts as you worked to keep both sides in sync.

With 2 different video drivers, the PC has to work extra hard to keep both displays in sync. Sometimes, the instructions are so different it can be like trying to turn left on one side, and right on the other.


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by pierrejamme In reply to AGP/PCI Dual Monitor prob ...

The following site lists Dual Monitor Compatible video cards. They list several ATI;en-us;q307397

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