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I want to use my Geforce 3 for gaming and the Radeon PCI for DVD. I have read that the setup is possible in XP.


Does anyone know the step by step specifics?


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Put both cards in.

Install latest drivers for both in Device Manager.

Right click on desktop, hit properties, then the settings tab. Configure them how you want it.


Really not much to it...
 

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Unless I disable my Geforce, the PCI readeon wont function. Or so it seems. I guess my question is how do you make One User in XP use the AGP video, while the other user uses the PCI.


Now Im confusing myself.
 

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even more complicated is the idea of using an add-on AGP card in the same system as an on-board AGP. Not sure what advantages you could get with this, but I am sure someone could find one.
 

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I can confirm that multiple monitors does work reasonably well under Windows XP.


You may need to switch the main monitor when you want to change between playing games and watching DVDs. I think OpenGL is only supported on the main monitor under Windows XP (I'm not certain, though -- I don't regularly play OpenGL games). And my Radeon VE doesn't like to show DVDs on a secondary screen.
 

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Thanks for everyones help. I still dont have any info as to how to make this work. So far, the "Radeon" setup freezes or gives me no start menu or some other such problem.


Is there a correct way to set this up? Specifics would help. Thanks.
 

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I couldn't get three monitors to run off of two cards (one dual head), but otherwise didn't have too much trouble with multimonitor configuration. Then again, I haven't tried with an NVidia card, and this sort of thing does depend on the capabilities of the drivers.


For my setup (two old Matrox Millenium PCI cards and a Radeon VE AGP card), I put in the cards, opened the Displays panel (or whatever it's called -- the one which lets you choose monitor resolutions and such), clicked on the greyed out monitors, and enabled "extend desktop to this monitor". (I'm doing this from memory, so the option names are likely a little different than that.)


The best forum I've seen for Windows multimonitor questions is at
http://www.realtimesoft.com/multimon...?forum=1&tmpl=
 
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