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    Radeon9000 Pro GigaByte GA-6vx7 4x dead

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    by casemaker ·

    Hi,
    I am trying to install the
    Radeon 9000 PRO Video card into a computer with the Gigabyte GA-6VX7-4X running W ME. I have installed the lastest Hyperion 4 in 1 update from VIA and looked for the bios flash but could not find it.
    The card works in another pc so it is good. I have set res and color to minimum no results. The light on the monitor stays orange and I cannot boot into safe mode.
    Thanks

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    • #3536667

      Radeon9000 Pro GigaByte GA-6vx7 4x dead

      by kahless1972 ·

      In reply to Radeon9000 Pro GigaByte GA-6vx7 4x dead

      this may sound like a stupid answer but did you make sure you turned off on board video? and did you set it for AGP initial dispalay?

      • #3537320

        Radeon9000 Pro GigaByte GA-6vx7 4x dead

        by casemaker ·

        In reply to Radeon9000 Pro GigaByte GA-6vx7 4x dead

        Thanks,
        There is no onboard video, the existing card is being replaced with the Radeon 9000 Pro. The bios is set to agp initial display.

    • #3536663

      Radeon9000 Pro GigaByte GA-6vx7 4x dead

      by cg it ·

      In reply to Radeon9000 Pro GigaByte GA-6vx7 4x dead

      do you know if the computer works without the radeon card?

    • #3536659

      Radeon9000 Pro GigaByte GA-6vx7 4x dead

      by casemaker ·

      In reply to Radeon9000 Pro GigaByte GA-6vx7 4x dead

      Thanks for your question. The pc works with another video card.I am swapping the ati out with a eVGA e-tnt2 32mb agp 4x/2x/1x.

    • #3537293

      Radeon9000 Pro GigaByte GA-6vx7 4x dead

      by paulp ·

      In reply to Radeon9000 Pro GigaByte GA-6vx7 4x dead

      Did you clear CMOS on the computer?
      I always try that when there’s an obvious problem but an elusive solution. Many times it works.

    • #3537222

      Radeon9000 Pro GigaByte GA-6vx7 4x dead

      by thechas ·

      In reply to Radeon9000 Pro GigaByte GA-6vx7 4x dead

      1. Make sure to remove the old video card from device manager before shutting down to physically swap the hardware.

      Windows can get confused when it attempts to load drivers for non-existing hardware.

      2. Check the BIOS settings for AGP aperture and video BIOS shadowing.
      Make sure that the settings match ATIs recommendations.
      The aperture needs to be at least as large as the RAM on the video card.
      You can have problems if the video card has more RAM than the System.

      3. How much RAM do you have?
      Windows 9X / Me have a bug where the system can have numerous problems if you have more than 511MB of system RAM installed.
      The bug is VERY configuration dependant. The requirements of the ATI card may have triggered the bug on your system.

      Chas

    • #3537007

      Radeon9000 Pro GigaByte GA-6vx7 4x dead

      by csmith ·

      In reply to Radeon9000 Pro GigaByte GA-6vx7 4x dead

      This sounds like it may be a tolerance buildup problem. (The tolerance errors in the MB, Case and Card are so that one pin is not connected.)
      To check for this, boot on the startup floppy.
      If you get the display from th3e startup floppy, it is nottolerance.
      If the PC did have display on the startup floppy, then run the WinME CD from the floppy.
      The aperature can be any size. The aperature is just how much system RAM the video card has access to. With low RAM run a small aperature.
      Regards, Chris

    • #3537529

      Radeon9000 Pro GigaByte GA-6vx7 4x dead

      by csmith ·

      In reply to Radeon9000 Pro GigaByte GA-6vx7 4x dead

      Since there is no display on a floppy boot, this makes it easy.
      The problem is either that the contacts are not making, (Look carefully with a strong light that the contacts of the AGP plug properly meet the video card) or the Gigabyte BIOS problemhas bitten you.
      There is a problem where some Gigabyte BIOSs in this time period would not boot with a Radeon 8500.
      Most of the boards have a BIOS update to fix the problem.
      Unfortunately, I think you are correct that Gigabyte has not released a BIOS update for the 6VX7-4X .
      You may have to run a different video card until the BIOS update is released.
      Regards, Chris

    • #3533927

      Radeon9000 Pro GigaByte GA-6vx7 4x dead

      by casemaker ·

      In reply to Radeon9000 Pro GigaByte GA-6vx7 4x dead

      I removed all other cards, disabled modem use irq 4 in bios and the video works fine.

    • #3533924

      Radeon9000 Pro GigaByte GA-6vx7 4x dead

      by casemaker ·

      In reply to Radeon9000 Pro GigaByte GA-6vx7 4x dead

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