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Need help getting computer to run with graphics card

By i_pledge_my_aligence_to_you ·
I just got an ATI Radeon X1300 PCI card. i went to device manager and disabled the integrated graphics, the manual says in some systems you might have to disable the integrated graphics in the BIOS. so i put the card in and whenever i turn on the computer it acts like it no's something is there, but not the right way, like if you dont put the RAM in all the way. It turns on, the fan turns on the power supply and on the card so i no i dont need a bigger PS. So in the BIOS there is absolutely nothing about booting from PCI slot or whatever. i have more than the minimum specs for the card. i have XP Pro. and the computer is a Compaq Evo D510 Small Form Factor. The only thing about graphics stuff in the BIOS is VGA controller or something and the options for it are some numbers and disabled. Please help if you can.

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oh yeah

and twice i got it to turn on, out of like 25 tries, and it booted windows n everything, just no video at all from the card and the integrated graphics

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welp

i got it all fixed, on my own, without help from people on this site, thanks guys!!! i put in an agp card my dad has and that shut off the integrated graphics just like it should, then the video card just worked. although i had to switch monitors because the one i had wouldnt work for some reason, and i no that wasnt the problem overall because the computer was not loading the OS at all.

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You are describing a Chip Set Incompatibility

by OH Smeg In reply to welp

This happens when you get a conflict between the M'Boards Chip Set and the Video Cards Chip Set. When this happens you only have one option change the Video Card and it may work. Sometimes just changing the brand with the same Chip Set will have different results.

OH BTW you can not rule out the Power Supply as the ones fitted to the Compaq Evo's are very marginal to begin with. I've had Guarantee Repair Work where several Power Supplies have been tried and none make any difference but the moment that I plug in a 500 W Antec PS the unit works perfectly. The only problem then is that there is a Propriety PS fitted and the standard Form Factor PS can not be fitted into the case of the Evo so you have to keep changing PS's till you get one to work and then you need to hope that it continues to keep working. If you add more to the unit the PS can be easily overloaded and start causing problems. What makes things worse is that initially it will work and then some time latter the unit will begin to fail which makes it hard for the users to understand why it is so.

Col

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PCI-E and AGP on the SAME mobo ? - That's novel...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Need help getting compute ...

I didn't know you could do that.

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I've seen them but.....

by JamesRL In reply to PCI-E and AGP on the SAME ...

Not on any new boards - any made in the last 2 years.

Conceptually it makes sense for those looking to do an upgrade of the MB now and the GPU later.

But, while PCIe in theory has twice as fast a bus, in practise many AGP boards were just as faster (and occasionally faster) than their PCIe equivalents.

And since PCIe boards didn't pan out to be cheaper (they are cheaper to make but someone is absorbing the difference) and AGP were still available for a long time (only in last 6 months do you find top end cards that are PCIe only).

So if it made the board more complex(read expensive), and no one really cared, it died off.

James

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What is an 'aligence', is it an Americanism ???

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Need help getting compute ...

Or a bastardization of:


Noun: allegiance u'leejuns
1. The act of binding yourself (intellectually or emotionally) to a course of action
2. The loyalty that citizens owe to their country (or subjects to the sovereign)

Or, didn't you like the idea of a number after the email ID ??

Just thought I'd ask!...

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