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Lane Rendell

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I just recently installed(the unistalled :tazz:) a NVIDIA Geforce FX 5200 and after the hour it took for me to get it on and install the thing. Then my monitor wont start on startup, and if I put it in after windows begins(which is not smart, my display is lokced on 640x800

Edited by Lane Rendell, 11 July 2005 - 02:55 PM.

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You were saying?
You've got the card screwed into your mahine, at startup your monitor won't come on and later you can only use 640x480 ?
Sounds like it's switched to default VGA (probably to make sure you at least see something).
Could it be you need to jiggle your BIOS a bit? Do you have all drivers installed?

Success :tazz:
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Lane Rendell

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Yup updated drivers and everything, and what do I need to change in BIOs
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Do you still have the booklet that came with the videocard?
Maybe you don't need to change anything.
I don't know the exact settings for your card. My own newest
needed some kind of 'AGP' thingie set to x8.
( I suppose it's to tell the main board at what speed the videocard wants to suck data, but I don't know )

Maybe The nvidia website.
Here is some troubleshooting

Hope it helps. :tazz:
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Lane Rendell

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I'm using a PCI card and that maunual didnt give any troubleshooting help or settings.
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Can you change the settings?
You start up windows, login and (for win2000 it's right-click on the desktop, properties, settings ) change the resolution.

I'm afraid part of the problem is unclear to me due to translation.
(back to dutch for me)

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You might check the vga settings on the bios make sure it is set so that it knows the gfx card is in the pci slot that it is in.

Edited by warriorscot, 11 July 2005 - 04:50 PM.

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Lane Rendell

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I dont see any VGA setting in BIOS
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Lane Rendell

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nm I figured it out and it was such a noobish thing. :tazz:
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Oh please do post...
That way maybe I can help someone who's making the same mistake.

Thanks :tazz:
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Lane Rendell

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Forgot to plug the monitor in the card :tazz:
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