Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

Two Graphics Cards And Dual Monitors


  • Please log in to reply
2 replies to this topic

#1 Cody_McE

Cody_McE

  • Members
  • 9 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:05:22 PM

Posted 30 October 2005 - 03:19 AM

Windows XP SP2
Celeron CPU 2.5GHz
248 MB RAM
PCI Invidia 256 MB
and
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

BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


#2 acklan

acklan

    Bleepin' cat's meow


  • Members
  • 8,529 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Location:Baton Rouge, La.
  • Local time:03:22 PM

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.
"2007 & 2008 Windows Shell/User Award"

#3 Cody_McE

Cody_McE
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 9 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:05:22 PM

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:




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users