Solved Dual monitor set up using AGP GPU and motherboard VGA?

May 18, 2012 at 17:22:52
Specs: Windows XP Professional 64bit, 1.603 GHz / 1024 MB
Hello all,

I'm trying to set up a dual monitor set up using my on-board VGA output, and my AGP GPU. Here's my setup:

Motherboard: ASUS K8S-MX w/ on-board motherboard VGA
AGP GPU: nVidia GeForce 6200 AGP GPU

My main monitor, connected to the GeForce, is an emachines 20" LCD monitor, and the monitor I would like to use with my on-board VGA is a 19" CRT monitor.

Let me know if you need additional information about my machine.

Thanks,

Comguy

"There are two ways of doing this. My way, or the he's a dead motherf#$%*@ way. You pick." - The Boss, Conker's Bad Fur Day


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#1
May 18, 2012 at 17:41:04
so what's the problem.

All we know at the moment is that you have a problem. Care to give us a clue as to what that problem is.

Stuart


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#2
May 18, 2012 at 18:06:42
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When you install an AGP video card in the AGP slot, the onboard video is ALWAYS disabled automatically, and the bios ignores any settings in the bios regarding sharing memory installed in the mboard with the onboard video. .

If the nVidia GeForce 6200 AGP card has only one video port, you can only run one computer monitor from it.

If an AGP video card has a VGA port and a DVI port, you can run two monitors from it
- one VGA connected, the other DVI connected
- or - two VGA connected, if you use a standard DVI-I to VGA gender adapter in the DVI port

If it has two DVI ports, you can run two computer monitors from it
- two DVI connected
- or - one DVI connected, the other VGA connected, if you use a standard DVI-I to VGA gender adapter in one DVI port
- or - two VGA connected, if you use two standard DVI-I to VGA gender adapters in the DVI ports

Or - if you use a PCI video card, when it's installed, the onboard video will NOT be disabled automatically .

You get the most versatility from both the monitors being connected to the same video adapter.


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#3
May 18, 2012 at 23:24:30
Thanks for getting back to me so quick,

This certain nVidia GeForce 6200 AGP has a VGA input, a DVI input, and a S-Video input. I suppose I will purchase a DVI adapter for my main VGA monitor, and hook up the CRT monitor to the VGA port on the card.

Thanks,

Comguy

"There are two ways of doing this. My way, or the he's a dead motherf#$%*@ way. You pick." - The Boss, Conker's Bad Fur Day


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#4
May 19, 2012 at 07:26:16
Thanks for the thanks.

Local places that have lots of computer parts should have the DVI-I to VGA gender adapter.
Sometimes the video card came with one. If you have the box it came in, it may still be in that.


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