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Doomed_to_a_pathetic_computer

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My brother bought a game a few years ago and it didn't work because the built in graphics card wasn't powerful enough. After months of searching for one/waiting for him to save up for his own, I have found him a GeForce2 MX400. I found drivers for it and everything. This is one of the few times I can not blame Windows XP for this, but the computer refuses to use the graphics card. It's been years since I had to deal with a motherboard with a built-in graphics card, and last time the BIOS settings had an option to disable onboard graphics cards. My brother's computer doesn't have one. The closest option was a "Init Display First" which I set to PCI, but it only used the graphics card once and then never again.
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Sorry, but i dont think anyone knows.. maybe its just that his comp is too old, i think you should save up and buy him a new one.
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Old? We bought that computer brand new last year (or two years ago, I think.) It's just stubborn. His computer is running with a newer motherboard than mine.
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Hmmm.,.. its strange that it used it once then not again.. It would either work or it would fail to work and stick to it. It could be possible that the GFX card is damaged, mybe its been exposed to static whilst you were fitting it?
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Thats the same graphics card i have - i got it over 5 years ago, maybe try getting one that is modern, and will last you a few years
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