Video Card Help - Looking for Suggestions/Information

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Belmont777, Jun 9, 2006.

  1. Belmont777

    Belmont777 OSNN One Post Wonder

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    Ok... I have a dell dimension 3000 with a gig of ram and a pentium 4 3.2 ghz processor. Im sick and tired of my integrated graphics card so i decided to get a new one. I bought a Geforce 6200 PCI card. Well, I put it in an available PCI slot and turn on my comp and its says new hardware recogonized..... yadayadayada. So it doesnt install the "Video Controller (VGA Compatible) because I dont have the disk. So im like whatever I can get the drivers off the manufactures website.. so i get them and download and get this message in the middle of the install " The software you are installing for this hardware: Nvidia Geforce 6200 has not passed windows Logo testing to verify its compatiblity with windows XP." I dont know waht that means because I downloaded the windows xp drivers from the site. there are many other small problems too, but i think if i can figure this one the others will work out. Any help would be apreciated.
     
  2. kcnychief

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

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    It's just a warning message, usually you can click Continue Anyway or something like that.

    Were you not able to get the drivers to install?
     
  3. Brad

    Brad Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    Yeah, it just means that the drivers are not Microsoft approved. If you got them from Nvidia.com, they are safe.
     
  4. Belmont777

    Belmont777 OSNN One Post Wonder

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    Ya.... I clicked continue anyway.... But then i plug my monitor in to my graphics card and its just black.... the green light on my monitor is on but the screen is just black.
     
  5. kcnychief

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    Windows is still pointing to your onboard video card. The changes must be made in the BIOS and you need to un-install the adapter from Windows as well.
     
  6. Belmont777

    Belmont777 OSNN One Post Wonder

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    How would I go about doing that?
     
  7. kcnychief

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    Well the BIOS is where you should start, not sure of what the options are called specifically but I believe it's something along the lines of "Video" - and then it will have two options. One being onboard (which is probably selected), and the other being something like expansion, PCI, etc.
     
  8. American Zombie

    American Zombie Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    Dimension 3000 setup

    This tells you how to enter setup and what options you can change.

    I do not see an option to disable the onboard video but you can specify which video is your primary under setup options. Maybe if you set that to your PCI card you will be good to go.
     
  9. Belmont777

    Belmont777 OSNN One Post Wonder

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    What would happen if i went to open Device Manager/adapters/ highlight my onboard graphics card, click the remove/uninstall box? would it help?
     
  10. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    No, you need to do it in the BIOS so that the hardware knows to display on an add-in card.
     
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