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In the BIOS, there are a few settings to tweak:
Set your AGP aperture to what the card can handle. (tech support suggested that the usual value should be half of what your card is capable of).
Turn off your video ROM shadowing, (this allows your video card to do ALL of the graphics processing without using your system memory to duplicate the information.
Make sure your power supply can handle the increased power requirements of the card. and make sure you can keep the video card cool. An ironic twist of marketing is that today's CPUs are sold without heat sinks or fans despite the fact that you WILL destroy your processor if you run it without the cooling hardware.
Even though you may have just purchased your card, it may have sat on the shelf for 6 months. Go to the OEM website and get the latest drivers. ( there may even be specific game driver patches available).
Run the DXDIAG.EXE program, and go to the display tab at the top. Run all of the tests provided and get the score. If any fail, if will direct you on what to do.
For games, make sure you have the latest OpenGL and DirextX (9.0c I think)
I was very dimayed that the 256 ddr 5500 OC NVIDIA card I purchased did not work in my system. I had been drooling of smooth video playback and increased FPS for about 6 months now. But I will have to make sure my system can handle the increased data flow first.
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