So this guy at work gave me a spare card. Visiontek 9200 256 PCI, said it was dead and that i might try to get it replaced under warranty and keep it.
I brought it home and put it in and took out my primary card (just in the process of loading SATA controller drivers and formatting new drives so i can install an OS so nothing really loaded right now) and it seemed to work fine (saw POST screen). I was thinking maybe its because im using DVI and he was using VGA...i dunno
at any rate I put my primary card back in the AGP slot (9800 pro AIW) booted back up and neither card displays anything (no post)
Is there some way I should have to set one card to "secondary" or something to get this to work? Or do I need to leave one card uninstalled until I get an OS running?
its possible the card is a dud afterall but when it is in not even my AGP card works...