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    Default Cannot see 2nd graphics card after updating bios, help!

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mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-fareast; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;} </style> <![endif]--> After having problems with my pc (processor speed) i was advised to update the bios. Since doing this i can no longer see the 2nd graphics card, can anyone help please?

    Previously i had the following set up:

    Windows Vista 64 PC with 3 monitors on 2 graphics cards (GeForce 8200 & GeForce 9500GT)
    Motherboard- ASRock K10N78-1394
    Chipset- GeForce 8200
    Bios- American Megatrends P1.20
    CPU- AMD Phenom II X4 955

    My PC has been sluggish since i bought it and crashes quite often, which i put down to Vista so I decided to upgrade to Windows 7 but discovered that the CPU was only running at 800MHz rather than the advertised 3GHz. I was told this is a bios issue and to update the bios to AMI P1.60

    After doing so i can no longer use the 3rd screen and i cannot see the 2nd graphics card (GeForce 8200)

    The system shows that the motherboard chipset is now nForce 720a and the graphics card as GeForce 9500GT (no sign of the 8200)

    The CPU is now faster though!

    Can anyone advise how to get the 2nd graphics card (3rd screen) back?

    Many thanks

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    Default Re: Cannot see 2nd graphics card after updating bios, help!

    did you enable the second one in the nvidia control pannel?

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    Default Re: Cannot see 2nd graphics card after updating bios, help!

    Quote Originally Posted by ABEIQ View Post
    did you enable the second one in the nvidia control pannel?
    I cant see it in the control panel or anywhere else.

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    Default Re: Cannot see 2nd graphics card after updating bios, help!

    hmmmmm :S

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    Default Re: Cannot see 2nd graphics card after updating bios, help!

    Indeed!

    I tried to reverse the bios update to the older version but it still didnt show the motherboard graphics card.

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    Default Re: Cannot see 2nd graphics card after updating bios, help!

    Try each card one at a time and make sure they both work.

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