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Old 08-04-05, 01:11 AM   #1
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Default Multiple Video Cards (5200 AGP and PCI)

Hi Everybody,
I'm having trouble getting the drivers installed for my second video card that I just added, another 5200 PCI. The AGP one that I have been using works fine, but trying to install the drivers through Device manager in XP just hangs. I then try installing using the install CD that came with the card, and after rebooting the PCI card is still not recognized.

Any thoughts or tips?
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Old 08-04-05, 06:48 AM   #2
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Make sure your BIOS is set to initialize the PCI card first.
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Old 08-04-05, 08:49 AM   #3
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Thanks saturnotako, but I tried that already. I set it to initialize the PCI card first and even took out the AGP card, with still no avail.
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Old 08-04-05, 11:23 PM   #4
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Windows is so squirrely at times... Use driver cleaner with just the pci in (since its not being detected anyways). Then boot in safe mode with both cards in. Install each driver through the device manager. Reboot into normal windows. If this doesn't work I don't know what to tell ya man.


EDIT: And if you ever get it up and running let me know how it goes for you. I'm looking to do something similiar.

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Old 08-05-05, 03:51 AM   #5
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If your AGP 5200 is a fanless Gainward PowerPack/680, it has a wonky custom BIOS. The 680 must use the Gainward custom-but-ancient 44.03 drivers on the Gainward site for complete stability. I found my Gainward PowerPack/680 AGP 5200 required these drivers when I paired it with a Gainward 660 PCi 5200.

The replacement PowerPack/685 uses the 'normal' BIOS/drivers but has a fan.
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Old 08-06-05, 12:46 PM   #6
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I'm still at a loss why it won't work. The PCI 5200 still won't accept the drivers on the CD that it came with. I've ordered another PCI card from ATI and will see how that goes. I have a feeling I may have a faulty card.

I'll update you guys w/ my progress...
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Old 08-10-05, 04:38 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by nyapwiltex
I'm still at a loss why it won't work. The PCI 5200 still won't accept the drivers on the CD that it came with. I've ordered another PCI card from ATI and will see how that goes. I have a feeling I may have a faulty card.

I'll update you guys w/ my progress...
I, too, am having problems getting an nvidia PCI card to install drivers.

Did you ever get this fixed?

I have a dual 7800 in SLI mode, and added a cheap nvidia PCI Mx4000 just to use my second monitor (since dual monitor isn't supported under SLI).

Windows see the card but won't let me install any drivers for it

Any tips greatly appreciated...
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Old 08-26-05, 01:47 PM   #8
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Hi Everyone
Just wondering if anybody ever got this sorted out. I run a small post production studio running 2 screens at the moment and would like to add a second card so that i can run 1 or 2 more screens. Would be great to get the movie onto a screen by itself. That way i could place the audio tracks on 1 screen the plugins on another , the mixer on another, and the movie on the 4th.
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Old 10-11-05, 08:46 PM   #9
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I was able to get the PCI card on my machine to work ( a 5200 ) paired with an AGP 5700. To get them working I had to download and reinstall the Nvidia drivers from the nvidia website. After this I rebooted, and made sure I activated the second display under the graphics settings.
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Old 10-15-05, 06:39 PM   #10
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But u should be able to run 2 screens from the 5700 should u not. i'm lookin to run 3 or 4 screens.
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