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Solved: Dual Monitors using onboard video

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by ~Candy~, Dec 9, 2007.

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  1. ~Candy~

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    I'm trying to set up two identical monitors (don't think it matters, but they are Cornea MP704 monitors). Using ECS P4M800PRO-M motherboard and an add in e-GeForce 6200 128 MB DDR AGP card.

    Seems that the AGP card auto disables the onboard, and I see no options of over riding that, unless there is a jumper on the motherboard, but, the user's manual isn't too detailed and doesn't indicate any jumper setting..........

    or am I out of luck with this motherboard usnig dual monitors? Or do I need another add in card, perhaps PCI and the AGP? :confused:
     
  2. Rich-M

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    Yeah I don't believe any board would allow you to use onboard and an agp or pci-x card together. You need a video card that works for 2 monitors, not necessarily a card with 2 ports either. As for adding a pci card, that would be one I have never tried though it sounds like it would work if bios is set for pci card, I'm just not sure here.
     
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    Hmmm, it all seems so easy on my laptops :D

    I think I have a PCI laying around somewhere, guess it can't hurt to try that and see what happens.

    BTW, my bios has a setting for PCI OR AGP, but, I guess as only the MAIN card......

    I'll go dig around and report back...........
     
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    That's what I was hoping and my guess is leave bios on pci setting as agp will operate there also. I would be interested to hear this one!
     
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    i've used a pci g400 matrox dual head for years with an lcd and crt.
     
  6. Rich-M

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    Right and that was a card designed for 2 monitors bearone.
     
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    Well, the PCI card (I tried 2 of them) won't even take over for the onboard :eek:

    Still testing some other stuff right now, but, it's not looking hopeful :(
     
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    Ok, drum roll please..................

    The video card that I'm using, has a DVI and VGA connector......if you use an adapter for the DVI input to change it to VGA, both monitors will work.

    Solved ! :D
     
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    i'm aware and did mention it was a dual head card.

    the op did mention a "pci" card laying around but didn't say much about the card, if dual head.
     
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    For clarification, the PCI card was not dual head.

    I knew that there were two connectors on the AGP card, but, I thought it was a one or the other issue, not capability for both by using an adapter.

    Hope that clears things up :D
     
  11. Rich-M

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    Very clear, nice work i should have asked that question...it's the one I missed.
     
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    No worries. :) Thanks for the input, and bearone thank you as well :)
     
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    And I think the best part, I bought the video card months ago, I think it was around $30 after rebate :D
     
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    Ah the smell of a good buy!
     
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