Dual video card problem

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I have a system with two video cards. One AGP and one PCI. The PCI
card won't work unless I change the bios "Init. Graphics Adapter
Priority" from AGP/PCI to PCI/AGP. Unfortunately, this causes the
initial boot up screens to go to the PCI card and it really confuses
the users with which card is primary and which is secondary in
Windows. All of the dual-monitor PCs on my network are AGP/PCI and
everyone is used to that. The vendor says this is just the way it has
to be but I have older dual-monitor PCs from the same vendor that work
with AGP/PCI .

Mainboard: MSI 865PE Neo2-P
AGP video card: NVidia GeForce FX 5200
PCI video card: Jaton 117PCI
Windows XP Pro / SP2

I also tried an ATI Rage 128 as the PCI card but it didn't show up as
a second video card in Windows Display Properties regardless of the
bios setting. It did get recognized in Device Manager correctly.

Any thoughts?

Ken Long
Albuquerque

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Use a video card that does not have to be initialized during POST in
order to work.
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On Thu, 03 Mar 2005 17:44:03 GMT, Ken Long <kenl@despammed.com> wrote:

>I have a system with two video cards. One AGP and one PCI. The PCI
>card won't work unless I change the bios "Init. Graphics Adapter
>Priority" from AGP/PCI to PCI/AGP. Unfortunately, this causes the
>initial boot up screens to go to the PCI card and it really confuses
>the users with which card is primary and which is secondary in
>Windows. All of the dual-monitor PCs on my network are AGP/PCI and
>everyone is used to that. The vendor says this is just the way it has
>to be but I have older dual-monitor PCs from the same vendor that work
>with AGP/PCI .
>
>Mainboard: MSI 865PE Neo2-P
>AGP video card: NVidia GeForce FX 5200
>PCI video card: Jaton 117PCI
>Windows XP Pro / SP2
>
>I also tried an ATI Rage 128 as the PCI card but it didn't show up as
>a second video card in Windows Display Properties regardless of the
>bios setting. It did get recognized in Device Manager correctly.
>
>Any thoughts?
>
>Ken Long
>Albuquerque
>
>(Reply address works as is.)
 

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