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  1. #1
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    Dual Monitor Setup, Plz Help

    I have a V3 2000 pci and a tnt
    I want to use the Voodoo for my monitor and the tnt for tv out.

    I installed both cards with my voodoo as primary and put a monitor on each card, got everything going and when i installed the tnt drivers at startup and pressed finish to complet the setup the second monitor on the tnt turned on and it showed the tnt bios screen and a screen saying

    "If you can read this.." but the monitor shuts back off after about 5 seconds and my system locks up

    Can anyone help.

    I'm running
    k6-2 400
    soyo 5ema+ mobo
    128 megs ram
    latest drivers all around

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    I believe the AGP card has to do primary duty while the PCI card drives the second monitor. Never tried it though...
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    I tried that one. Windows (microsoft) did not make the AGP graphics port as primary. If you have one of both, the AGP is secondary automatically and I didnt find a way to change it. Sucks huh.... I dropped back to a single AGP and said forget it. Nice idea dual moniters if the software was written right! Oh little hint, make sure if your going back to a single moniter system that all your opened screens are returned to the primary moniter screen or they will remain off the screen forever! I had to take it apart and put them back in several times to fix that also. Let me know if you get a fix from Microsoft I'm not patient enough to call and hold for hours.
    EE, Memory Specialist

  4. #4
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    Well both cards are pci bus. so i guess it ain't happening

  5. #5
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    So you can't have dual monitors with 2 pci cards?

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