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Does anyone know WHY W98 can't support dual video with a AGP and a PCI videocard?
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erupke earned 10 total points
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W98 does support dual video with an AGP and PCI video card. What you can not do is use a non PCI or AGP card  as a primary or secondary card in a dual monitor system. Heres a quote from the win98 help file:

To install a secondary monitor

Turn off your computer.

Insert your PCI or AGP video adapter into an available slot.

Turn on your computer.

Windows detects the new video adapter and installs the appropriate drivers. You may be asked to restart several times. Click No until you are told you must restart, and then click Yes.
Notes
To use the multiple display support feature, you need a PCI or AGP video adapter for each monitor.
Your primary monitor is the one that displays the items on your desktop when you start your computer.
The full-screen MS-DOS window always appears in the primary monitor.

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by:istal112898
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yes it does support, I think you want to know exactly how it is done. clarify that.
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by:joostbaks
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I know the procedure to use dual monitor, but I had some trouble with a PCI AND a AGP card and was wondering if it was possible.
So erupke, you say it's no problemo?

Are there some technical specs. about this theory?

Regards, JB
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by:erupke
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What is the problem JB?

If you are trying to make the AGP card your primary you are out of luck - the pci card gets initialized first and so is made your primary monitor.

Check out the following link on the ATI web site for more information on multiple monitors:

http://support.atitech.ca/faq/multiple_displays.html



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by:joostbaks
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OK... so it's possible, all I wanted to know..

Thanks
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by:erupke
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I had a lot of problems with my 2 ati cards when I went to dual monitors.  I had upgraded my rage 2 card to the new win 98 driver I found on the ati website.  I could not get win98 to allow me to set up the secondary monitor at anything other than 640x480.  After much messing around I deleted all the drivers and just used the drivers that came with the win98 cd.  This worked perfectly.  I then tried to reinstall the newer driver and had problems again, so I went back to the vanilla win98 drivers.

If you are having problems you may want to try the same thing, or check out the video card's web site for win98 dual monitor information.

Good Luck and Merry Christmas!
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