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I want to upgrade my AGP card from an ATI All In Wonder 128mb card to a EVGA nVidia GeForce 6200 512 MB.

I have an existing PNY GeForce 6200 256 MB PCI card.

It seems that either the PCI or AGP work fine, but both cards together and I get "no signal" on the AGP connected monitors and just no video on the PCI connected monitors.

Anyone have any ideas why they don't want to play together?

Thanks in advance.
 

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Re: 1 AGP 1 PCI nvidia 6200 in one system?

Also, the system is unusable when I replace the PCI card with another PNY nVidia 8400 PCI.. Starting to think that you just can't have two nVidia based cards in once system...
 

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Re: 1 AGP 1 PCI nvidia 6200 in one system?

Ok need to set the agp first in bios, not pci.
and yes you should beable to use both cards at the sametime.

Before installing the Nvidia card, did you first uninstall the drivers from the ATI card
in add/remove, program files folder, Document and settings under All users and
("your name" folder under application data) and also check msconfig to make sure ATI
is off the startup list also?
 

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Re: 1 AGP 1 PCI nvidia 6200 in one system?

Ok need to set the agp first in bios, not pci.
and yes you should beable to use both cards at the sametime.

Before installing the Nvidia card, did you first uninstall the drivers from the ATI card
in add/remove, program files folder, Document and settings under All users and
("your name" folder under application data) and also check msconfig to make sure ATI
is off the startup list also?
Yes I did that.. I also checked the BIOS and couldn't find a setting on this motherboard to set the AGP first.. I've seen that setting in other boards, but not this one.

(Just checked thru the user manual for the motherboard, no AGP Priority setting)
 

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Re: 1 AGP 1 PCI nvidia 6200 in one system?

EVGA tech support told me that it was very likely that my power supply wasn't providing enough power. I have a 480 watt PS and they suggest at minimum 500 to 550 watts..

Going to pick up a 650 watt to be on the safe side.
 

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Re: 1 AGP 1 PCI nvidia 6200 in one system?

UPDATE... I did find a setting in the BIOS for graphics priority.. it's set to AGP/PCI

I installed a 650watt PSU. A good quality PSU.

I am still having issues.

System runs like a cut cat with just the AGP enabled, but with the AGP and PCI enabled, and drivers properly installed, I get no signal to any of the 4 monitors.

No idea what's going on.

The system is updated with all of the latest patches from MS and I am running the latest nVidia driver.
 

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Re: 1 AGP 1 PCI nvidia 6200 in one system?

Ok lets start here: M/B - Asus P4P800S-E Deluxe

For right now just have 1 video card installed and 1 monitor.

What is the video card that you will be using?
 

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Re: 1 AGP 1 PCI nvidia 6200 in one system?

Ok.. I created a 50 gb partition and installed a fresh copy of XP to test to see if it was a driver issue, maybe something with the registry or whatever..

After installing XP, I updated all of the service pack and hotfixes from Windows Update.

Then I installed the nVidia drivers. (at this point I only had the new AGP card installed)

I went thru a couple of reboots after the drivers were installed and the monitors were setup properly.

Then I powered down and installed the PCI card.

When Windows started up it detected the card and installed drivers automatically.

As soon as the drivers installed, all four monitors showed a "No Signal" message.

After rebooting into SAFE MODE and disabling the PCI card in Device Manager, I was able to reboot and get the monitors on the AGP card to display properly.
 

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Re: 1 AGP 1 PCI nvidia 6200 in one system?

Found a solution...

ASUS P6T SE motherboard, Intel i7 920 processor, 4gb of DD3 2000mhz ram, 2 EVGA nVidia 9400 GT 1gb video cards.

Works great now.. ;)

Going to add a couple Hitachi 7200 RPM 1tb drives in the next couple of weeks.. Whoot.

Thanks for trying guys. I do appreciate it.
 

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Re: 1 AGP 1 PCI nvidia 6200 in one system?

Yes because there was a driver conflict between the 2 different cards.
I thought you were using 2 Nvidia cards in the first place?
Well Im really glad you got it sorted!

you can mark thread solved under thread tools tab near top of the page, ty.
 

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Re: 1 AGP 1 PCI nvidia 6200 in one system?

Yes because there was a driver conflict between the 2 different cards.
I thought you were using 2 Nvidia cards in the first place?
Well Im really glad you got it sorted!

you can mark thread solved under thread tools tab near top of the page, ty.
I was using 2 nVidia cards.. I didn't have 2 different cards. I had 1 pci and one agp, both nVidia 6200...

but on a OLD motherboard

got sick of trying to make that old tech work.
 
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