How to install my geforce fx card?

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by bullman, Dec 15, 2003.

  1. bullman

    bullman Guest

    The problem is that i have one geforce mx PCI already installed. And I can't start the computer with only my Geforce FX card that i bought a cuople of days ago. I've tried to change the settings in bios from PCI slot to AGP. The problem i think is in the geforce 2 mx vga bios. I can't find anyway to uninstall it. Does anyone have a clue how to deal with this problem?
     
  2. bullman

    bullman Guest

    i'm in desperate need of guidance. Have a matsonic 8137C board, with VIA chipset, AMD XP1900+, 256 mb ram, 80 gb seagate 7200 rpm, Geforce 2 mx and Geforce fx 5200 128 mb agp,
     
  3. Mr. K

    Mr. K OSNN Occasional

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    I can't think of a reason why the BIOS of your old MX would affect anything. Do you have both cards installed simultaneously?

    Before you uninstall the old MX and install the new FX, set the Windows video adapter to be generic VGA--it shouldn't be running on any nVidia drivers. Be sure to uninstall any previous nVidia software related to your MX, and then you can remove the MX and replace it with the FX.

    If it's the only video card in your system, Windows should start properly, still using the generic VGA drivers. At that point you can install the new nVidia drivers for the FX.

    Good luck...
     
  4. bullman

    bullman Guest

    thanks. Hope it works. I don't think i have any Mx program installed except the drivers.
     
  5. bullman

    bullman Guest

    I don't have both cards installed simultaneosly because then i wouldn't have enough power.
     
  6. LeeJend

    LeeJend Moderator

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    If you are still having problems:


    Steps
    1) Go to www.guru3d.com and download the detonator destroyer program. It is a small freeware program. Or there is another pogram out there called Nasty File Remover nfr.exe that also removes persistent files.

    2) Set the video in bios to AGP (you did that, just make sure you saved it that way).

    3). Set windows to 640x480 16 color on properties-settings.

    4a). Go to add/remove programs and uninstall all nvidia programs.
    4b)GO to device manager and uninstall the video drivers. Then before rebooting run detonator destroyer or NFR.

    5) Shutdown and remove the old card and install the new one. Then restart. Just for the heck of it check the Bios setting for video is still at AGP on the way in.

    6). Windows should go out and install some generic drivers for the new card now and the video should come up. You can then install the drivers and support programs you want.

    Let us know if this works. Sticky drivers on video upgrades is not unusual.
     
  7. Goatman

    Goatman Ska Daddy

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    It's possible that either A, your Power Supply isn't big enough, or B, your motherboard does not support 1.5 V AGP cards.
     
  8. bullman

    bullman Guest

    i am using my PCI card now and the BIOS is preset on AGP. Can you tell me how that is possible
     
  9. Mr. K

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    I believe that the BIOS preset determines where the computer looks first for a video adapter; it does not necessarily force the use of a particular adapter.

    Even though you set your BIOS to AGP, your PCI card will be used because it's the only one available.

    At least I think that's how it works--correct me if I'm wrong.
     
  10. bullman

    bullman Guest

    The problem now is that there is no signal between the graphic board and the monitor.
     
  11. bullman

    bullman Guest

    The monitor is in suspend mode and won't start up when I start my computer.
     
  12. bullman

    bullman Guest

    think i found the solution to the problem. The Mobo has a BIOS protection in Jumper 3. It is enabled by default maybe that is the problem.
     
  13. bullman

    bullman Guest

    No it didn't solve the problemo.Have also downloaded the latest via chipset drivers
     
  14. bullman

    bullman Guest

    maybe must update the bios. Anyone now where i can find BIOS savior? The
     
  15. Arniestan1

    Arniestan1 OSNN Addict

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    You might try flash the BIOS. the latest upgrade is xxxx7. It really is easy to do just follow the directions.
     
  16. bullman

    bullman Guest

    Flashing the bios is the last resort before buying a new PSU. I hope someone could solve this problem. At Creatives forum there is plenty of people who have had problems with their graphic board using a matsonic motherboard. Even when it's only a PCi card and geforce 2 mx
     
  17. bullman

    bullman Guest

    how much is the driving current for the Fx-card? In my bios you can alter the amount of power that the agp-port can have. How much is a good value?.
     
  18. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    1.5v is stock. it should only be increased if you're overclocking the agp bus or troubleshooting instability problems.