Enabling onboard vga and AGP videocard simultaneously

By Ralphmex
Apr 10, 2007
  1. Hello, anyone know how to enable onboard VGA and AGP videocard simultaneously, because when i connect the AGP videocard, the onboard VGA seems to automaticly disable.

    Here´s my specs,

    Pentium D 3.4.
    1 MB RAM.
    Asus P5VD-MX Mobo.
    Visiontek Radeon X1300 AGP videocard.
    80 GB IDE HD.

    Thanks a lot!

  2. KingCody

    KingCody TS Evangelist Posts: 992   +8

    hi Ralphmex,

    you cannot run both the on-board video and AGP at the same time.

    the only reason I can think of why you would want both the onboard video and your AGP card enabled would be to hook up more than 2 monitors (since your X1300 already has 2 video outputs). if that's the case you would need to purchase a second [PCI] video card to go with it, or purchase a quad-ouput [AGP or PCI] video card.

    cheers :wave:
  3. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    KingCody is correct. You can hook up two of either, but not one of each.
  4. Ralphmex

    Ralphmex TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 41

    Yep, i want to connect 3 monitors, thanks for answering, i´ll look for a second videocard to do the job.
    Never heard of quad output videocards, gotta take a look at them too.

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