Dual monitors with integrated video?

By shadow191 ·
recently, i bought an AGP nVidia GeForce 7950 GT with 2 DVI ports. even more recently, the primary DVI port stopped producing the color red. this is a problem, seeing that i use two monitors. before sending in the card and dealing with the frustration of being without a monitor, i was wondering if there is any way to have an AGP video card installed and enabled, along with having the integrated video enabled. i am not sure how to pull my specific system specs, but i do know i have a PowerSpec model 6344.

any help would be very much appreciated.


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re: dual monitors

by ThumbsUp2 In reply to Dual monitors with integr ...

Usually, when you plug a video card in, the onboard video will disable itself. The only way to know for sure is to try it.

Before you do though, test that DVI port with the other monitor to make sure it wasn't the monitor that lost the color red. That's a typical problem with monitors and not so often a video card problem.

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tried it

by shadow191 In reply to re: dual monitors

i have tried three separate monitors on the bad DVI port and all turn up without the color red.

currently, i have two monitors connected to the video card and one connected to the motherboard, but i am only getting video through the ones connected to the video card. is there any way to have both the onboard video and the AGP video enabled?

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Not that I know of

by JamesRL In reply to tried it

The motherboards BIOS needs to know which is the monitor circuit - onboard or other (PCI/AGP/PCI-express). It checks this at boot. It has to be one or the other.

Do you know what your warranty is on your card? Some makers, like BFG have a lifetime one, so the best thing to do would be to replace the card.


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