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    Mixing ati and nvidia, and how to wire an internal LCD

    I have a motherboard running integrated graphics (ati radeon xpress 200) and a seperate nvidia pci card. I want to run the integrated graphics as the primary, and then just use the pci to drive a secondary screen. I know this is possible with 2 dedicated video cards, but I wasn't sure about this situation.

    Also, assuming I can get that working, I have a 15" LCD one or two workdays away from being mounted in a side panel (whenever i stop being lazy and work on it). The PCI video card from above would be driving it, but the card only has a DVI and S-video output, and the LCD only takes VGA. The video card has solderpoints for a VGA port (there is a VGA only version of the card as well), and I was wondering if I should solder up a cable from there, or if I should just run the cable from the LCD out the back of the case and through a DVI->VGA adaptor.

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    Mixing ati and nvidia, and how to wire an internal LCD

    Soldering would be lengthy yet clean, but using the adapter would be fast and dirty. For long term use I recommend soldering, if you feel comfortable. I don't have personal experience running pci graphics as secondary to integrated, but I believe that it's possible.

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    Mixing ati and nvidia, and how to wire an internal LCD

    Meh -- it didn't work. I tried setting up (in bios) the integrated as primary, but it immediately booted off the PCI card... I guess Im just stuck with one monitor and a TV.

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    Mixing ati and nvidia, and how to wire an internal LCD

    Umm you can't just use a DVI to VGA adapter?

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    Mixing ati and nvidia, and how to wire an internal LCD

    Dex that was one plan, but I was hoping to keep the cables inside the case. Now, I have to run one outside the case anyway (until I get a new PCI-E graphics card at least), so it doesnt really matter.

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    Mixing ati and nvidia, and how to wire an internal LCD

    Hmm yeah, that might be a problem then

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