Aspire SA85 MMX3
Pentium D Processor
SiS 661FX + 964 Motherboard
Running 32-bit Windows XP Home Edition
With AGP 8x VGA Graphics Slot
I was fairly sure the Graphics Card is compatible but perhaps it's not, I really don't know enough to tell.
Since I installed it, the PC does not recognize it but monitor is running through it without problems.
I had difficulty finding drivers for it, each driver I tried to install would come up with the message: Driver is not compatible with Hardware or Operating System.
So I tried installing generic Windows drivers, but it came with a message saying there are no supported drivers.
I finally found and downloaded a driver that would install, but when I go to load the driver the PC Restarts half-way through, there is no Error Message, Blue Screen, Startup Message or anything. It just instantly restarts.
I tried this several times with the same result and PC still does not recognise the Graphics Card or any drivers and Catalyst Control Centre did not install even though it said it had.
It still restarts when trying to run drivers and it also restarts if I try to run any kind of Diagnostic program.
I guessed that maybe the Graphics Card is not compatible with that particular Motherboard but I can't find anything to say that it isn't and after numerous searches on the net to find some info on Graphics/Video Card to Motherboard Compatibility has come back with nothing other than AGP cards are compatible with AGP capable motherboards.
I don't know what to do.. any help/advice would be greatly appreciated.