video card driver, BIOS, dual monitors issue


J

John Doe

I have two video cards, one AGP and one PCI (GeForce 3 AGP and FX 5200
PCI). Running Windows XP SP2.

Using the most current NVIDIA video card drivers, I cannot set the BIOS
to boot AGP first. If I do, Windows doesn't show the secondary monitor
in display properties.

Using an older version of NVIDIA video card drivers, all works fine
even when I set the BIOS to boot AGP first.

Anybody know what the deal is?

I can still set the AGP monitor as the desktop monitor in display
properties, but I have a feeling that some minor display problems might
be caused by not being able to set AGP first in the BIOS.

Thank you.
 
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M

Michael Hawes

John Doe said:
I have two video cards, one AGP and one PCI (GeForce 3 AGP and FX 5200
PCI). Running Windows XP SP2.

Using the most current NVIDIA video card drivers, I cannot set the BIOS
to boot AGP first. If I do, Windows doesn't show the secondary monitor
in display properties.

Using an older version of NVIDIA video card drivers, all works fine
even when I set the BIOS to boot AGP first.

Anybody know what the deal is?

I can still set the AGP monitor as the desktop monitor in display
properties, but I have a feeling that some minor display problems might
be caused by not being able to set AGP first in the BIOS.

Thank you.
It would appear that new driver has a BUG. Let NVIDIA know, then wait
for them to fix it before you upgrade again.
Mike.
 
J

John Doe

Michael Hawes said:
It would appear that new driver has a BUG. Let NVIDIA know,

That might be a good idea. Would be nice first to know whether
anyone else is experiencing the same problem or not.

And then again, they should subscribe to USENET :)
then wait for them to fix it before you upgrade again.

Testing drivers is no problem, my system is bulletproof. I can roll
back the driver.

The problem exists on my system for all NVIDIA Unified Driver
Architecture (UDA) drivers beyond about version 56.72 (offhand, I am
not sure what the version was, that information disappeared when my
hard disk drive recently broke), including WHQL Certified drivers
(for what it's worth).

Thanks for the concern.
 
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dawg

There is nothing in the newer drivers for Geforce3 or FX cards.
Just go back to the drivers that work best. I've found 45.23 were about the
best for my FX5900.
 

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