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Thread: Using two video cards on one box




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    I'm guessing this can't be done, but I'd thought I'd ask anyways. I was thinking about getting a PCI video card for my current machine, so I could hook up two monitors. Then on one monitor, maybe I could keep current projects open... word, games, etc, and then on the other monitor I could have, say my instant messages. It sounds like something that would be overly complicated if possible at all, but I'd thought I'd ask. Is there anyway to do this, without getting a second computer?

    Thanks.

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    Yes it can be done (done it twice myself with 98SE) so long as the drivers for both cards can live with each other and be careful with your IRQ's and Windows 98 onwards does support this. ;)

    Good Luck. :thumb:
    <center>:cheers:</center>

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    ya I would do the same if I had a PCI video card on my hands. I have one but I don't know where it is.

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    hehe, I got a pci card. How hard is it to do what he's talking about?
    New Sig soon, old one was way outdated.

    :thumb:

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    It's easy to do, pretty much plug and play
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    Yes so long as ya watch for what I already said it is very easy (in SE anyway). ;)
    <center>:cheers:</center>

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    yeah, it's rather easy. just remember to set whichever card you want (usually the better card / AGP) in the BIOS so it knows which one to use as a primary.

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    Nice:) Thanks, gonna try it out.

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    Thanks! Any suggestions for shopping for computer parts online? I'm looking at newegg.com, but their PCI video card selection isn't as large as I'd like.

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    Track down a Voodoo 3 PCI :p

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