Can't get PCI video card to work w/ Intel onboard video


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Bill Eversole

Hi,

A client of mine requested that I set up her computer to use dual
monitors. Her computer has an Intel D915GAG board w/ onboard Intel
video. I purchased an EVGA GeForce 6200 256MB PCI Video Card for the
2nd monitor.

The computer booted into Windows XP successfully w/ the original
monitor connected to the PCI Video port. Driver was installed from
the EVGA supplied CD.

Checked Device Manager to see if both video adapters were working
properly. The Intel onboard video adapter was listed in Device Manager
as "Video Controller" w/ yellow exclamation point. Device Status
indicated driver was not installed. This is strange since there was
no problem w/ the onboard video before the PCI video card was
installed.

Attempted to reinstall Intel video driver from the original Intel
motherboard CD. Partway through the installation the screen went
black. Had to shut down computer by holding in power button 5-10
secs.

Rebooted. Downloaded latest driver from Intel web site. Blue screen
stop error during installation.

What am I missing? Shouldn't this video configuration work?

Thanks in advance.

Bill
 
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helmut

Bill Eversole said:
Hi,

A client of mine requested that I set up her computer to use dual
monitors. Her computer has an Intel D915GAG board w/ onboard Intel
video. I purchased an EVGA GeForce 6200 256MB PCI Video Card for the
2nd monitor.

The computer booted into Windows XP successfully w/ the original
monitor connected to the PCI Video port. Driver was installed from
the EVGA supplied CD.

Checked Device Manager to see if both video adapters were working
properly. The Intel onboard video adapter was listed in Device Manager
as "Video Controller" w/ yellow exclamation point. Device Status
indicated driver was not installed. This is strange since there was
no problem w/ the onboard video before the PCI video card was
installed.

Attempted to reinstall Intel video driver from the original Intel
motherboard CD. Partway through the installation the screen went
black. Had to shut down computer by holding in power button 5-10
secs.

Rebooted. Downloaded latest driver from Intel web site. Blue screen
stop error during installation.

What am I missing? Shouldn't this video configuration work?

Thanks in advance.

Bill

Have you looked in the bios for any options regarding vga devices. It might
say something like :-
Primary VGA Device:-
Onboard
PCI
Auto
Juggle around till it works or not..maybe that mobo wont support dual video
cards.
 
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Bill Eversole

In order to have dual monitor using the onboard graphics, you have to
use a special ADD2 video card:
<http://support.intel.com/support/graphics/intel915g/sb/cs-013595.htm>.
<http://www.buy.com/prod/add2-sh-dvi-adptr-dc7-cmt-dx6100/q/loc/101/20...>
The monitor connected to the ADD2 card has to have a DVI-D connector.

A dual head PCIe x16 video card would also work, with the onboard
graphics disabled.











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Andy,

I was wondering if it was something like that, but what does this note
mean from the Intel link you listed:

"Note: An Advanced Digital Display 2 (ADD2) card must be installed as
an additional display adapter for dual monitor capabilities. The GMCH
graphics engine is incapable of operating in parallel with an external
PCI Express* graphics device. The GMCH graphics engine can, however,
work in conjunction with a PCI graphics adapter."

If I understand Intel's note correctly, it should work with the PCI
video card.

Bill
 
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Bill Eversole

In order to have dual monitor using the onboard graphics, you have to
use a special ADD2 video card:
<http://support.intel.com/support/graphics/intel915g/sb/cs-013595.htm>.
<http://www.buy.com/prod/add2-sh-dvi-adptr-dc7-cmt-dx6100/q/loc/101/20...>
The monitor connected to the ADD2 card has to have a DVI-D connector.

A dual head PCIe x16 video card would also work, with the onboard
graphics disabled.











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Andy,

Would this video card work w/ this motherboard and two monitors having
vga/d-sub cables?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127295

Thanks for your input.

Bill
 
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Bill Eversole

In order to have dual monitor using the onboard graphics, you have to
use a special ADD2 video card:
<http://support.intel.com/support/graphics/intel915g/sb/cs-013595.htm>.
<http://www.buy.com/prod/add2-sh-dvi-adptr-dc7-cmt-dx6100/q/loc/101/20...>
The monitor connected to the ADD2 card has to have a DVI-D connector.

A dual head PCIe x16 video card would also work, with the onboard
graphics disabled.

Please recommend a dual-head PCIE-16 card at Newegg that I can
exchange for the EVGA GeForce 6200 256MB PCI Video Card I bought at a
similar price. Thanks.

Bill
 
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Bill Eversole

The card will drive two independent monitors simultaneously. If both
monitors have VGA connectors, the supplied DVI to VGA adapter converts
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This is my first experience with a two monitor setup. Please pardon
my ignorance. My client wants to be able to have one program window
up on one monitor and a different program window up on the other
monitor. Will the previously mentioned MSI card allow her to do this?
Is this what is meant by "extended desktop"?

Thanks once again for your help.

Bill
 
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Paul

Bill said:
This is my first experience with a two monitor setup. Please pardon
my ignorance. My client wants to be able to have one program window
up on one monitor and a different program window up on the other
monitor. Will the previously mentioned MSI card allow her to do this?
Is this what is meant by "extended desktop"?

Thanks once again for your help.

Bill

Some ATI options are shown in this picture.

http://common.ziffdavisinternet.com/util_get_image/8/0,1425,sz=1&i=81841,00.jpg
( http://forum.hardware.fr/hfr/HardwarePeripheriques/Ecrans/pc-dvi-comment-sujet_31716_1.htm )

Getting a manual for CCC is difficult. I haven't checked lately,
but you couldn't even download a manual from ATI. The last one I
got, was from Visiontek. And in any case, the above picture
isn't in the manual.

ATI has a KB, and this item is a description of setting up an
HDTV. Providing a good manual, containing this level of detail,
would be an asset to their products.

http://support.ati.com/ics/support/default.asp?deptID=894&task=knowledge&questionID=18883

Paul
 
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Andy

This is my first experience with a two monitor setup. Please pardon
my ignorance. My client wants to be able to have one program window
up on one monitor and a different program window up on the other
monitor. Will the previously mentioned MSI card allow her to do this?
Is this what is meant by "extended desktop"?

You will be able to set the video card into dualview mode, which
allows the desktop to be extended onto the secondary monitor.
 
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Bill Eversole

You will be able to set the video card into dualview mode, which
allows the desktop to be extended onto the secondary monitor.





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Didn't have to get a different video card after all. The EVGA PCI
video card I purchased had two video ports. I called EVGA tech
support. The technician said that the card supported dual monitors.
I connected the second monitor to the DVI port, disabled the onboard
video in Device Manager and all is well.

Thanks once again to all who responded!

Bill
 

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