Quick/Simple Help

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by ameilius, Feb 23, 2007.

  1. ameilius

    ameilius OSNN Addict

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    Ok - im working on a dell dimension - on-board video - bios is old, minimal features (no feature to use pci graphics card)

    so im trying to get this new pci card to work in the machine, but alas, i cant get video out of it

    the machine SEE's the card - latest catalyst drivers are installed.... but no video

    card is good....

    radeon 7000 - pci (i know, its complete junk - but customer wanted it)

    no agp slot on the mobo

    please help
     
  2. kcnychief

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

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    Have you disabled the onboard video within the BIOS? Sometimes it won't output to another device if the primary in the BIOS is still set to the onboard adapter
     
  3. Mastershakes

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    Flash that BIOS !

    DISABLE THE ONBOARD VIDEO CARD IN THE DEVICE MANAGER -
    * Right click the My Computer icon
    * Click Properties
    * Click the Hardware tab and/or the Device Manager button
    * Open the Display Adaptors. You should see the Intel video card
    * Double click the listing for Intel whatever
    * At the bottom under "Device Usage", click the down arrow and change this to "Do not use this device, disable"
    * Click OK- Apply- OK
    * Close all boxes when done
    * Click Start- Shutdown- Restart- OK or Click Start- Turn Off Computer- Restart

    SOURCE
     
  4. ameilius

    ameilius OSNN Addict

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    BOTH bios updates from a00 to a02 wont work - bios never updates....

    trying the disabling thing now.....

    brb
     
  5. Mastershakes

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    Which Dimension is it yo?
     
  6. ameilius

    ameilius OSNN Addict

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    even when i click disabled.....

    windows boots back up... and no video until i plug it back into the onboard, it just has no colors etc.....

    cannot get any video out of this freggin pci card - grrrrr
     
  7. ameilius

    ameilius OSNN Addict

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    Dimension 2350

    service tag - 3gjg721
     
  8. Mastershakes

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    Try another PCI slot, hehe... I know what you are going through. Maybe a DOA vid card.
     
  9. Mastershakes

    Mastershakes Moderator

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    K try this:

    RESET THE BIOS TO DEFAULTS -
    * At the blue Dell screen, press the F2 key
    * The message, Entering Setup should appear
    * When the System Setup screen appears, press the F9 key
    * Press the Enter key to confirm that you would like to load the defaults
    * Right arrow over to Advanced
    * Down arrow to Peripheral Configuration [press Enter]
    * Ensure that all USB listings are set to Enabled or On except for USB Emulation which should be set for No Boot
    * Press the F10 key to Save your changes
    * Right arrow to Exit
    * Down arrow to Exit Saving Changes and [press Enter] and reboot the system
    * Once the blue Dell screen appears, power the system OFF
    -or-
    * At the blue Dell screen, press the F2 key
    * The message, Entering Setup should appear
    * Press the [Caps Lock], [Scroll Lock] and the [Num Lock] keys to light up all three lights on the keyboard
    * Press the [Alt] and [E] keys at the same time. The system will emit a beep tone to indicate that nvram has been cleared
    * Down arrow to Integrated Devices [press Enter]
    * Set everything to On except for USB Emulation which should be set for No Boot
    * Press the [Esc] key, and then [press Enter] to save the changes and reboot the system
    * Once the blue Dell screen appears, power the system OFF
     
  10. ameilius

    ameilius OSNN Addict

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    i tried another slot...

    OK!!!! update ---- i got some video out if it after disabling and setting the default monitor to the radeon7000

    but i can see nothing but a shrunk desktop image - no icons, functionality
     
  11. Mastershakes

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    Now go after the latest ATI Drivers. Delete (uninstall the card) from Device Manager, and reboot. When Windows says WHAT THE F&%K and sees the new device, point it at extracted ATI drivers you've expanded somewhere in a folder on your drive (anywhere)
     
  12. Mastershakes

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    Heading to work, will check back with you. Shakes out.
     
  13. ameilius

    ameilius OSNN Addict

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    trying that now
     
  14. ameilius

    ameilius OSNN Addict

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    whenever i reboot, i get no video again

    bios is reset to defaults....
    intel card is disabled (although, this is the only way i can make changes, by plugging into the onboard adapter)
    ati is set to default, but only picks it up AFTER i log into windows and switch it physically from the onboard to the pci plug
     
  15. Mastershakes

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    Gimme make / model of ATI card then..... back in an hour
     
  16. ameilius

    ameilius OSNN Addict

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    ati radeon 7000 pci
     
  17. ameilius

    ameilius OSNN Addict

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    just installed .net 3.0 so i can fully install the latest catalyst etc

    thats all installed FYI
    ill wait for your response
     
  18. ameilius

    ameilius OSNN Addict

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    GOT IT!
    YAHTZEE

    thanks for all yer help shake!
     
  19. Mastershakes

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    WOOT Gratz.