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Any one heard of any Hardware conflicts

By HAL 9000 Moderator ·
Between an ABIT KV7 M'Board and ATI Radeon Video Cards?

I've just put one back together after replacing the M'Board and Video Card and I can not get a display to even see the POST on several ATI Radeon cards, but after a lot of mucking around I got a display with an Old TNT 2 AGP Card.

As the distributors are currently closed for Stock Take and there is nothing on ABIT's Web Site I'm just wondering if any one else has seen this happen.

Col

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by dmiles In reply to Any one heard of any Hard ...

The problem could exist if you donot have the correct drivers to support the Operating System that you ahve loaded

Download the latest drivers from manufacturers web site,then try installing video card.

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to

Sorry my fault I should have added that this was a new build with out anything installed I couldn't get any video out put from the ATI series Cards to even setup the BIOS.

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Any one heard of any Hard ...

Sorry I should have added this was on a clean system something like a new build I could get no video output from the Video Card or actually several for that matter.

I couldn't even get a POST Screen up or enter the BIOS to set the date and time.

The M'Board specs are at

http://www.abit.com.tw/page/au/motherboard/motherboard_detail.php?pMODEL_NAME=KV7&fMTYPE=Socket%20A

and the Video card specs are at

http://www.elsa.com.tw/EN/Products/detail.asp?newsid=267.

This is a problem computer as it belongs to a girl doing work experience and the fan on the GPU failed seized and took out the Video Card, M'Board & CPU as well as damaging the power supply. SO the HDD was disconnected and it had a new M'Board CPU Video Card and Power Supply fitted.

At first I just wanted to get into the BIOS to set things up and I couldn't do this with any ATI Video Card. But eventually after much mucking around I tried an old 32 MEG TNT 2 card which worked. Currently that is in the computer and it has now run for well over 50 hours without a problem other than the limited performance of the current Video Card.

Col

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by pierrejamme In reply to Any one heard of any Hard ...

Motherboard specifies the voltage, but the vid card doesn't. Do you have any documentation with it. I have see were differnet voltage requiremnts cause this problem. this is Mobo specs from your link:
Accelerated Graphics Port connector supports AGP 8X /4X (0.8V /1.5V)

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to

According to He listed paper work this card uses 1.5 V at 4X and 0.8V at 8X which are the set standards as per the M'Board specs.

While it does have a higher voltage rating at less than 4X as Chas has said the default setting on the M'Board is 4X which should be well within the limits of the cards requirments. Although the book does claim that it is possible to use it at a slower rate and conquencly the higher voltages that it requires 3.3 V at 2X and it complies with the Universal USB 3 bus configuration.

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by TheChas In reply to Any one heard of any Hard ...

Hi Colin,

2 things that I commonly run into are:

Some Abit motherboards will not power up into the fastest AGP mode.
The video card needs to support 4X mode so that you can enter BIOS setup and enable 8X mode.

You might be able to work around this "feature" by booting up with a PCI video card installed.

More common, (for me anyhow) is that the bracket mounts the video card too high to fully seat into the AGP port.
The quick check for this is to remove the slot bracket and carefully seat the card into the AGP port.
If the card seats better, and the PC boots up, then you either have to raise the motherboard or, modify the bracket to allow the card to seat properly.

Chas

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to

Well after trying for about 8 hours straight I just gave up and fitted a different Video Card which worked perfectly.

I don't know what is going on with this combination of M'Board and Video Card as it will just not work together but an older ATI Radeon 9200 Worked perfectly. I susppose I was lucky to find one of these chip sets around. Thank God for Demo Stock.

Col

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by dmiles In reply to Any one heard of any Hard ...

Connect the monitor to the onboard graphics cardif this brings up screen then you are expierencig a conflict,with on board and video installation

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to

This M'Board does not have onboard Video. I can only use a AGP or one of the older PCI non express type Video Cards on it.

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