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By kal_lmn ·
Hello there, my friend recently gave me a GeForce Fx 5200 (256MB) since i dont have a video card, and integrated graphics dont have pixel shader, transforming/lighting, etc. The card has Pixel Shader 2.0+, which i need. The problem is actually using the card.
I tried putting in the card, but it just went to a black screen... and stayed there for 30 mins, so i took it out, pre-looked up drivers, and installed them. I RE_TRIED the card, started to load, but froze, so I re-started, loaded finally, but nothing on screen, so i tried back on my original integrated monitor, OK< IT WORKS!!! NOT. i just had my regular integrated graphics, no pixel shader/lighting/other stuff. i inserted the driver cd, updated the driver, restarted once again, drivers old, re updated, and restarted AGAIN!!! still nothing.
I still only had use over the integrated, but i made a little progress, it sees the card, updated the drivers all the way, but i cant use it now. I tried the display options, but seinf how i never had a video card before, i still dont know much in that department, so i tried messing around, only to restart my computer another 3 times, and i FINALLY got the card to work, only to find that its display settings are CRAZY, and look like COMPLETE CRAP.
It wont go above 600 X 480 resolution, and eveything is WAY pixelated at that. No background image, and i cant access my old settings. As you can see, i have tried it on my own... A LOT, and i need your help. I just want to be able to install the card, have a DECENT resolution, and be able to use my pixel shader without corrupting my system, rebooting a mimllion times and updating EVERYTHING!!
Is there any easy way to do this? I feel so ashamed that i cant use a single VIDEO CARD, so ANY help at all would be GREATLY appreciated.

P.S. my PC specs are pentium 4 2.5 GHz processor, 1 gig ram, win XP pro, 10 gigs left on HD, and tryin to use GeForce FX 5200 256MB video card. (sorry for long help question)

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by Jacky Howe In reply to GeForce card

Remove the Video Card from the PC. Restart the PC and go to the Device Manager in Windows, right-click the entry for the driver for your onboard graphics card and select Disable. Apply the changes and shut down your PC.

Boot the PC and enter the BIOS One of these keys should get you in.

F1
F2
DEL
ESC
F10

Tip: If your computer is a new computer and you are unsure of what key to press when the computer is booting, try pressing and holding one or more keys the keyboard. This will cause a stuck key error, which may allow you to enter the BIOS setup.. Go to the 'Advanced Features? page and select to 'Disable Onboard VGA?. The wording and location may vary according to your BIOS, but you should be able to find it. Press [F10] to save changes to the BIOS and exit.

Shutdown and insert the Video Card. Reconnect the Monitor to the new card.

Your PC should now boot recognising your new graphics card and prompt you to install the new drivers for it.

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