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By diskaus ·
I am using an Epox (EP61LXA-M) motherboard , Running Win 98SE. I have downloaded and installed the Main Board drivers from Epox,the trouble is that the system will not detect the AGP Card s3 86c368 trio3d2x
(purchased Second hand)

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by Deadly Ernest In reply to AGP Card Installation

First open the case and remove the graphics card, clean the connectors of the card and the slot with a tissue. Reset the card in the slot and make sure that it is fully seated and that it sits level for its length, make sure it stays level whilst you tighten down the screw (some motherboards sit too high or low and the cards are levered partially out of the slot whent he screw is tightened down fully.

Second check the bios settings and ensure that it is looking for an AGP graphics card and not a PCI card or an onboard graphics chip.

Beyond that check that the card is OK by swapping with another for testing. Either the card or the motherboard may be faulty.

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by diskaus In reply to AGP Card Installation

see answer below , thankyou anyway

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by Steven.Schulze In reply to AGP Card Installation

First of all, never clean anything off with a tissue... Those things are full of lint and dust which can make things worse. If you must clean something, make sure you use something anti-static and anti-lint/dust. You may want to go into your BIOSand make sure that it says that your primary video card is AGP and not PCI. Most BIOS's have this setting. I forget exactly how it is worded, but it will stick out. If that doesn't do the trick, try to put in another AGP card. IF nothing else works, check the device manager for any hardware that is X'ed out. If the computer displays an output during boot-up or POST then maybe you need to reinstall the VIDEO card drivers.

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by diskaus In reply to AGP Card Installation

I had already tried different things in the bios , everything ok in device manager , i ended up downloading the mainboard drivers from a different scource and that worked , thankyou for your thoughts though.

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by TheChas In reply to AGP Card Installation

I have seen several AGP cards that will not function in specific motherboards.

Usually, this is because the motherboard requires signals on pins that are not present on the AGP connector of the AGP card.

If the fingers are not are there on thecard connector, you may have a motherboard that requires all the signals to be present.

Is the Trio replacing an AGP card, or a PCI card?
If you still have a PCI video card connected, the AGP card may not function at all.

Another thing to try, is to enable reset Configuration (ESCI) in BIOS settings.
Then shut down, and change cards.

Chas

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