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Old March 25th 08, 03:32 PM posted to microsoft.public.win98.display.general
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Default Two graphics cards in Windows 98 - possible?

Can I install one AGP and one PCI graphics cards in Win 98?

I'd like one for fast 3D win apps, and one with sharper 2D display
quality for DOS apps.

Thank you for any help, best regards from Robert.
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Old March 26th 08, 08:20 AM posted to microsoft.public.win98.display.general
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Default Two graphics cards in Windows 98 - possible?

Provided the two cards are compatible you can have one AGP and one PCI. You
may need to make the PCI card the primary. Note that the published
specifications for a particular card might assume that it is the primary,
and some features may not be available when it is the secondary - this could
affect your choice of cards and how they are arranged.

Your problem is going to be confirming that the two cards are compatible,
considering the small choice you'll likely have for cards that have W98
support.

Also, by trying to get one fast and one sharp you might end up with a system
which is neither - generally the best rule is to choose two cards that are
as similar as possible and concentrate on optimising one feature only.
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Can I install one AGP and one PCI graphics cards in Win 98?

I'd like one for fast 3D win apps, and one with sharper 2D display
quality for DOS apps.

Thank you for any help, best regards from Robert.



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Old March 28th 08, 01:45 PM posted to microsoft.public.win98.display.general
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Default Two graphics cards in Windows 98 - possible?

On 26 Mar, 08:20, "Jeff Richards" wrote:
Provided the two cards are compatible you can have one AGP and one PCI. You
may need to make the PCI card the primary. Note that the published
specifications for a particular card might assume that it is the primary,
and some features may not be available when it is the secondary - this could
affect your choice of cards and how they are arranged.

Your problem is going to be confirming that the two cards are compatible,
considering the small choice you'll likely have for cards that have W98
support.

Also, by trying to get one fast and one sharp you might end up with a system
which is neither - generally the best rule is to choose two cards that are
as similar as possible and concentrate on optimising one feature only.
--
Jeff Richards
MS MVP (Windows - Shell/User)
"rpgs rock dvds" wrote in ...



Can I install one AGP and one PCI graphics cards in Win 98?


I'd like one for fast 3D win apps, and one with sharper 2D display
quality for DOS apps.


Thank you for any help, best regards from Robert.- Hide quoted text -


- Show quoted text -


Thanks very much for your help.
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Old March 27th 08, 02:28 AM posted to microsoft.public.win98.display.general
98 Guy
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Default Two graphics cards in Windows 98 - possible?

rpgs rock dvds wrote:

Can I install one AGP and one PCI graphics cards in Win 98?


Yes.

Actually, I'm pretty sure you can fill up all your PCI slots with
video cards and they will all work on Win-98.

I also think that win-98 is not limited to how many monitors /
display-adapters you can have (but win-xp home is limited to only one
or two).

I'd like one for fast 3D win apps, and one with sharper 2D display
quality for DOS apps.


There really is no basis for you to distinguish between two different
video cards on that basis.

In other words, any video card you are likely to use would have equal
ability to generate a sharp display for DOS apps.

You should also note that many video cards (even cards that are 4
years old) have dual-display capability (they are essentially 2
display adapters and will drive 2 separate monitors) and you can get a
card like that (Nvidia or ATI) in either AGP or PCI. They are also
known as "dual-head" because they will drive 2 monitors
simultaneously.
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Old March 28th 08, 01:46 PM posted to microsoft.public.win98.display.general
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Default Two graphics cards in Windows 98 - possible?

On 27 Mar, 02:28, 98 Guy wrote:
rpgs rock dvds wrote:
Can I install one AGP and one PCI graphics cards in Win 98?


Yes.

Actually, I'm pretty sure you can fill up all your PCI slots with
video cards and they will all work on Win-98.

I also think that win-98 is not limited to how many monitors /
display-adapters you can have (but win-xp home is limited to only one
or two).

I'd like one for fast 3D win apps, and one with sharper 2D display
quality for DOS apps.


There really is no basis for you to distinguish between two different
video cards on that basis.

In other words, any video card you are likely to use would have equal
ability to generate a sharp display for DOS apps.

You should also note that many video cards (even cards that are 4
years old) have dual-display capability (they are essentially 2
display adapters and will drive 2 separate monitors) and you can get a
card like that (Nvidia or ATI) in either AGP or PCI. *They are also
known as "dual-head" because they will drive 2 monitors
simultaneously.


Thanks very much for your help.
 




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