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I ave a new pc with gforce onboard video. I want to run two monitors

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I use MS Flight Sim 2002 and MS Combat FS

My onboard video is AGP. Can I install a PCI vid card and then have two monitors going in the game. Or do i have to go buy a new AGP with duel head output. My budget is small.
I ave an albatron amd 2500+
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by:Callandor
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Onboard video is normally turned off when you add another card.  Check your motherboard manual for a BIOS setting or jumper that describes what happens when you change that setting.  If you don't have one, it may be automatic.  What exact motherboard do you have?
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by:marius_petrescu
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Try to add a PCI video card. The on board cards are usually AGP which get deactivated if you put another one in the AGP slot.
Try it with a cheap PCI card first. If it works, go fore something like a Gforce 440 PCI.
The one getting the satus of primary card is usually selectable from the bios (init PCI or AGP first)

Good luck.
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by:norfarm
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I have an Albatron km18gpro/km18g pro with Gforce on board. It is good for flight sim 2002 and unreal tournament 2003 and most other games.

I will just have to try different PCI cards. till i find one that works along side my onboard AGP. I think this might be the best if i can find PCI cards.
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There are gforce4 440MX PCI cards in production, and their performances aren't bad.... But they are not very easy to find.

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