Re: video card problem
- From: "Mike T." <noway@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2007 09:48:40 -0500
<arthur.nudge@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
First you need to find the exact specifications of your mainboard. There
were THREE different versions of it (P4VMM) released by ECS. I know the
latest version supported AGP 4X, but did all three of them? If you can
confirm that your board is AGP 4X compatible:
I double checked, it's the p4vmm3, and the manual confirms that it
You must be missing something in the BIOS.
The only thing I can find is on the PCI/Plug and Play page:
Share Memory size [32mb]
Primary Graphics Adapter [AGP]
Allocate IRQ for PCI VGA [NO]
The manual claims that "the default AGP setting still lets the onboard
display work and allows the use of a second display card installed in
an AGP slot."
Oh!!! That throws a different light on the situation. I'd suggest you test
your new AGP video card in a different system. If you can confirm that the
new video card is working fine, then you probably need to flash your BIOS to
a later version. Regardless of what the manual says, what should be
happening is NOT happening. So you've got a hardware problem (new video
card defective) or more likely a BIOS issue, which hopefully would be solved
by flashing your BIOS to a later version.
You've got another problem. If you can get the computer to boot at default
BIOS settings, Windows will want to use your monitor as a SECOND monitor.
So you've still got to find a way to disable onboard video, somehow. -Dave