Graphics card for a7n8x-e mobo

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by boot_hill374, Dec 7, 2005.

  1. boot_hill374

    boot_hill374 OSNN Junior Addict

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    I have an Asus a7n8x-e deluxe motherboard in the pc I am building. Could someone please help. I got no supporting documentation with it as it was bought off Ebuyer as OEM. Could someone please advise on its graphics capabilities ie do I need a seperate graphics card, and if so, which one would best suit the board?:)
     
  2. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    this should help you out...

     
  3. emeritus

    emeritus Beware the Monkeys!!!

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    I suggest a GeForce 6800GT. I have one in an Abit board with similar specs and the same chipset, and it works great. Any manufacturer of the card should be fine, I prefer Leadtek myself!
     
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    boot_hill374 OSNN Junior Addict

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    Thanks for the quick reply. However I am a newbee to the pc building fraternity and your wealth of information has just pushed me into overload!!

    Let me explain. Once upon a time I purchased a complete setup from Time Computers. After upgrading the hard drive and adding a graphics card (Voodoo3), it soon became apparent that the system could not take any more so I decided, nervously, to attempt to build my own. The Voodoo card does not fit the Asus a7n8x-e motherboard so my system is currently running without one. When I go online, any site that is showing movement (ads etc)causes my monitor to flicker a lot. This is why I began to wonder whether the motherboard had its own graphics capabilities. I cannot understand why I get the flickering :)
     
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    Yharn meh.

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  6. LeeJend

    LeeJend Moderator

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    "Voodoo card does not fit the Asus a7n8x-e motherboard so my system is currently running without one."

    A system can't run without video. There is either an add in card or video is built into the MB. The a7n8x-e does not have built in video. You must have the part number of your MB wrong.

    There is no reason a voodoo 3 card would not fit into a a7n8x-e MB. It either fits into the Brown AGP slot or one of the white PCI slots depending on whether the voodoo 3 you have is PCI or AGP.

    Something is missing from what you have told us.

    Download a free program called cpuz.exe it is available here
    http://www.cpuid.com/cpuz.php
    click on the CPU-Z 1.31 link in the upper right corner of the page under the words latest version.

    When you install and run the program click on the tab marked Mainboard and it will tell you what the motherboard make and model is.
     
  7. boot_hill374

    boot_hill374 OSNN Junior Addict

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    Manufacturer - ASUSTeK Computer INC
    Model - A7N8X-E Rev 2.xx
    Chipset - nVidia nForce2 Ultra 400 Rev C1
    Southbridge - nVidia nForce2 MCP-T
    Sensor - Asus ASB100

    BIOS
    Brand - Phoenix Technologies, LTD
    Version - ASUS A7N8X-E Deluxe ACPI BIOS Rev 1009
    Date - 02/04/2004

    Hope this helps you help me
     
  8. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    Well, obviously, you have to be using the Voodoo or you wouldn't even be able to boot.
     
  9. boot_hill374

    boot_hill374 OSNN Junior Addict

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    OK, I am stupid, the voodoo card is in a PCI slot. However, I have changed it for a SIS6326 PCI slot card, dowloaded the relevant drivers for the card, and the screen still flickers. As an explanation to the 'flickering', for example, if a web page is carrying a banner advert of a vehicle passing across the screen, each frame of the vehicle is shown as is passes across the screen, thus giving the impression of flickering. I have eliminated the monitor from my enquiries because I still get the flickering when I hook my base unit up to a modern Dell TFT monitor.:dead:

    ????
     
  10. LeeJend

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    That is a very slow video card at work. The Voodoo is ancient and so is that SIS card. Any PCI slot card is going to be unpleasant even just surfing the web. I assume you are running the monitor at 1024 or higher resolution. It will work smoother at 800x600 but it's painful surfing at that low of a resolution since most pages are designed for 1024 or higher. You also need to go into display properties appearnce tab then select effects and uncheck transition effects and show contents while dragging.

    Balance is important when upgrading. There is no point in doing a high speed motherboard and processor upgrade when the video card can't push the info out to the screen fast enough. You really need an AGP graphics card. the PCI interface is too slow. The minimum I'd consider is an nvidia 5200.

    You could also still have a driver conflict / issue. Download ccleaner.exe (it's free) and remove any video drivers and then reinstall the drivers.
     
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  11. boot_hill374

    boot_hill374 OSNN Junior Addict

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    Thanks for the great advice. I had better start saving....again!!!