PCI over AGP dominance on boot

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Wrathchild, Sep 29, 2003.

  1. Wrathchild

    Wrathchild OSNN Senior Addict

    Hey folks,

    I have 3 21" IBM P202 monitors hooked up to 2 video cards; 2 are hooked to an ATI Radeon 9800 Pro and the remaining one is connected to a Radeon 7000 PCI. I have a MSI 865PE Neo2 LS mainboard. In my bios settings, I have the option to set preference, PCI or AGP as primary boot display. I have it set to AGP. However, when I boot up, the monitor connected to the PCI card displays the post. WHen I get to the XP login, my center, AGP connected monitor takes over, because I have it set as the Primary display under XP's display settings. One question. What the Freakin high hoo ho hay?

    I would really like to use a 3 monitor background that would span my monitors naturally, from left, to right. As it is, XP sees my monitors as 2, 3, 1, left to right. 1, on the far right, is the PCI monitor/card. So to sum up. I have 3, identical monitors, connected to 2 video cards, one AGP and one PCI. I want the monitors to be seen by XP as 1, agp, 2, agp and 3, PCI. Left to right, just how God and my massive techno lust intended.

    So,.... help?


  2. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    your boot issue I dont know about.. it should automatically display on the agp card's primary first... mine does...

    regardless of the alignment as win xp sees it in the display options... you can drag the windows into any setup you want... and by dragging you change the order that images will be displayed if spanned and the way your mouse will move over... again this what I did...

    my setup...

    1 radeon AIW 9700pro (agp and primary)
    2 radeon 7000 (pci and secondary)

    in bios and in win xp my setup works as I have programmed it....

    fiddle around some more with your display properties and see if it helps..