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ameilius

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#1
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
 

kcnychief

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#2
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
 

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#3
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
 

ameilius

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

trying the disabling thing now.....

brb
 

ameilius

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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
 

Mastershakes

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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
 

ameilius

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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
 

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#11
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)
 

ameilius

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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)
trying that now
 

ameilius

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#14
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
 

ameilius

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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
 

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