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Onboard Video + Video Card Working Together


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#1 brightshininglights

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Posted 14 August 2006 - 09:27 PM

i was just wondering that if one had onboard video with one port and a video card with 2 ports, if he could have 3 monitor support? what i mean is, could he use both cards at the same time? does dual video cards or dual sound cards work? i'm pretty sure that the dual cards work, but i'm just checking.

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Posted 15 August 2006 - 04:11 PM

No its not possible, when you have the AGP (or PCI-e) video in the slot, the BIOS automatically disables the onboard to prevent damage to the motherboard.

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Posted 15 August 2006 - 09:51 PM

what of audio? same deal?

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Posted 15 August 2006 - 10:09 PM

It's not exactly the same, I don't know about all motherboards but I know that on most you must disable the onboard sound in the BIOS and uninstall all onboard sound drivers to correctly use a dedicated sound card. Not doing so can cause corrupted sound or no sound at all. Basically it's just all-round not recommended.




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