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Two Graphics Cards And Dual Monitors

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#1 Cody_McE


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Posted 30 October 2005 - 03:19 AM

Windows XP SP2
Celeron CPU 2.5GHz
248 MB RAM
PCI Invidia 256 MB
Intel onboard 64 MB

I have an old monitor that I would like to hook up to my PC.

I recently installed the PCI card and unloaded the drivers for my disable onboard card.

My main concern is if there would be any possibilities of damaging my system by re-installing the drivers for my onboard graphics card.

Logic tells me no, and that it would only confuse my PC, but I want to be sure.

I know there are conflicts while using two graphics cards, especially an onboard, but I know it is possible.

I would appreciate any suggestions for the installation of the old monitor,

- Cody McEntyre

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Posted 30 October 2005 - 11:18 AM

Some motherboards disable the onboard video when an aftermarket card is detected. In any case it will not hurt your computer to have both hooked up at the same time.
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#3 Cody_McE

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Posted 30 October 2005 - 04:49 PM

Thank you for the reply.

I updated my onboard with new drivers, and plugged my old monitor in.

It seems to be working fine.

No problems so far :thumbsup:

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