Thanks a mil!
Quick question about onboard video card.
Posted 21 April 2009 - 10:42 AM
Thanks a mil!
Posted 21 April 2009 - 11:04 AM
Look for the fan that is on top of the cpu attached to the motherboard. If the power lead is connected to the mb then it's most likely the graphics has gone out as the mb then is getting power. If the cpu fan is hooked to the mb and it is not turning then the mb is out and a replacement will be needed. Please post your findings or any other questions you may have
Edited by rshaffer61, 22 April 2009 - 03:11 PM.
Posted 22 April 2009 - 08:59 AM
Posted 22 April 2009 - 09:39 AM
Scroll to the advance settings or features....depending on your mb.
Click enter on kb
Scroll down to onboard or integrated and click enter
Scroll to onboard graphics and highlight. Click enter to disable>>> this will depend on mb so check the bootom of the screen to see how to modify
Make sure that it is set to disabled
When done click F10 to save and exit...you will be prompted to verify. Click Y and then enter.
System will then reboot with new graphics card installed. When the system boots into window then you will see the notice that New Hardware has been found. When prompted for driver then make sure it is looking at cdrom disc. If this step does not happen then go to
Go to START-->RUN and type devmgmt.msc
Scroll down in the list to what now will be a entry for your graphics card and it should have a yellow exclamation mark next to it. Right click on the card and then click on update driver. Tell it to look at the disk.
It should find driver on the disk. If not then let me know and we will install it manually
Edited by rshaffer61, 22 April 2009 - 03:13 PM.
Posted 22 April 2009 - 01:52 PM
I booted it up there but am not getting a signal now, i cant even get into safe mode, would there be jumpers on the motherboard somewhere to disable the onboard graphics? i am not up on where to get the specs for the motherboard i am looking at it at the moment and it says ms-7207 ver 2.0, does that mean anything? This is an emachines AMD Athlon 64 3500+ processor. 2.2ghz/512ram 2000mhz system bus... thanks for helping me,
Posted 22 April 2009 - 03:15 PM
Posted 22 April 2009 - 03:38 PM
Posted 22 April 2009 - 04:23 PM
Can you see anything that looks like that on the mb? Let me know.
Posted 22 April 2009 - 04:58 PM
"ATI rage XL 8mb PCI VGA"
8 megs of memory?
I believe The problem is the card you bought. This is a old type connector on the card and what you need is the new pci express. Now this is making sense allot more.
Go HERE to see your mb specs. Let me know if I can explain this alittle better for you.
Posted 22 April 2009 - 05:17 PM
Posted 22 April 2009 - 05:35 PM
Posted 22 April 2009 - 05:40 PM
Posted 22 April 2009 - 05:55 PM
Disconnect everything from the Motherboard except
* video output
* 20+4 powercable
* 4/8 pin 12v wire both coming from the powersupply,
* Cpu fan wire
* power and reset button to the case
Now you should have NOTHING connected to the motherboard except what was listed above.
The goal here is just to test the mobo:
If the computer still will not boot up the please remove the motherboard from the computer along with the power supply
place the motherboard on a piece of card board larger than the motherboard,
this will eliminate a short from the mobo to the case witch could be a possibility
Install the cpu with, 1 stick ram in dimm 1, power supply, video card, case switch and case speaker
Connect ps2 mouse and keyboard along with the monitor
Repeat the above and power on
If the computer now boots into bios you most likely had a case short so make sure when installing the motherboard in the case that you use standoffs and they line up with the mounting holes in the motherboard and none of the standoffs touch anything else on the underside of the board.
Posted 23 April 2009 - 08:37 AM
Galaxy GeForce 8400 GS Video Card - 256MB DDR2, PCI Express, Supports 512MB, (Dual Link) DVI, VGA, HDTV
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