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Dual Display with Onboard VGA and AGP?

I have a MSI KM4M-V and a ATI Radeon 9700 AIW Pro, and two monitors available. I searched around in the forum, and on google, but i couldnt find anything similar to what im trying to do. Does anyone know if this is possible? The MSI website and Mobo manual gave me no answers either. Thanks for any responses.


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should be doable

In reply to: Dual Display with Onboard VGA and AGP?

the built-in intel video chipset will co-exist with agp cards. so perhaps the via chrome will also.

i only found a multi-language manual and it didn't have many details. check your "integrated peripherals" and "pnp/pci config" bios menus for an option to enable/disable on-boad video when the agp card is installed. you'll want to keep the on-board enabled. there might also be an option to set vga device priority -- if so, set it to the agp device.

ati cards used to be very finicky about co-existing with other video cards. make sure you don't copy/shadow the vga bios.

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on-board + apg video + BIOS

In reply to: Dual Display with Onboard VGA and AGP?

Only thing you have to watch for is if the BIOS disables the on-board automatically when an APG card is detected. Not sure about MSI boards but I know Gigabyte MBs have this feature.


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thank you for the responses

In reply to: Dual Display with Onboard VGA and AGP?

i will look into it when i get home from work.

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