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nVidia GeForce 4 Ti on a 2x AGP board

By aeon17 ·
The manual for the GeForce 4 Ti says that it should be supported by any board that supports at least 2X/4X AGP, which the Gigabyte GA-6VXE+ does. However, when I put the card in, graphics displayed on the screen appear somewhat garbled. (The Blue Award logo has bits of green in it, fonts are mangled in Windows, black pixels follow the cursor around.) Occasionally, the monitor will go idle as if the PC is turned off. I've installed the Detonator drivers from nVidia's website, and this is on a fresh installation of Win2k Pro. I can't figure out what's wrong.

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by dmiles In reply to nVidia GeForce 4 Ti on a ...

First open the BIOS configuration panel and check that on board graphics if available is disabled.

Then check the display from the control panel,make the adjustments necessary to the refresh rate,and other display settings that may help you to correct the problem.

You should also try uninstalling all drivers and reinstalling the updated drivers.

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by sgt_shultz In reply to nVidia GeForce 4 Ti on a ...

i dunno. but your symptoms match 'wrong driver'

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by TheChas In reply to nVidia GeForce 4 Ti on a ...

Start by making sure that you have the latest BIOS. Many graphics issues are fixed by BIOS updates.

Check the AGP graphics settings in BIOS setup.

Make sure that the mode is set correctly.

The AGP Aperture should be at least 2 times the video RAM, but not more than 1/2 system RAM.

Make sure that you have the latest AGP mini-port driver for the motherboard installed.

Which version of DirectX are you running?
The latest Nvidia drivers work best with DirectX 9.

Also, make sure that your monitor is correctly detected by Windows.

Chas

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by RCOM In reply to nVidia GeForce 4 Ti on a ...

I have a dead Gigabyte GA-6VTX and originally had simular problems just before the board went completely out. I had a G-Force 4 with 64 MB ram. It worked fine before and after installing the video card. I had a G-force 2 before that. Then every once in awhile I started having what seems to be the same type of problems. After troubleshooting the video problem it seemed to go away. Not that I found anything that I knew fixed the problem, but it worked.

Then after a couple of weeks it started happening again. I put in a diferent CPU and video card, I think it was ATI and the problem was gone. The CPU and video card are on another board that works fine. Just figured it was an compatibility issue with the AGP slot or something like that.

A couple of days later I woke up and the system had shut off and that board has never started again. Not sure if its related but after the board failed I examined it and found there where 4 3300 microfarad, 6.3 volt caps and all were leaking. Or in other words they all had white corrosion coming out of the top of the caps. 3 of these are located next to the CPU fan connector and the other is about a 1/2" from the lever that releases the CPU. I got this motherboard 9/01. It isn't really long enough for the the components to do this. Plus its only with the same caps, none of the others have any sign of leaking at all.

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