Compaq Presario 5WV296 + 2 Gfx Cards

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by jonifen, May 9, 2003.

  1. jonifen

    jonifen pffff...

    I have just installed a 64mb gf2mx/400 pci into this machine to go with a 16mb tnt2 agp thats in it to get duel display. However, it boots up and I can have only the PCI card working and the AGP one "cannot start" (according to device manager).

    In the BIOS, I can only give one of the VGA devices an IRQ. If I set the first to 3, and change the 2nd from disabled to 11 (for example), the first goes to "disabled" and vice versa.

    Any ideas?

    The full spec is:
    Compaq Presario 5WV296 Desktop
    AMD Athlon Thunderbird 1GHz
    512Mb PC133
    16Mb AGP TNT2
    64Mb PCI GF2MX/400
    onboard sound
    2x proview 15" tft screens
  2. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

    Sacramento, CA
    i don't think compaq bios'es are meant to deal with more than one display. no advice, sorry. :huh:
  3. jonifen

    jonifen pffff...

    aye, I've come to that conclusion now aswell after updating the BIOS with no solution.

    However, I can easily change which display I want to use in the BIOS on boot, but I need both tbh :(

    oh well, thx anyway