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Bromley

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Hi there,

Having some problems with my new 6800 graphics card and have no experience in this field so please bear with me. :tazz:

I slotted the card into my AGP slot and all seemed to be fine. I then connected my digital monitor to the back of the card via the VGA slot. However when turning my unit on I am given the message "No input" on the monitor.

So, I tried changing to connecting to the moniter via the DVI slot. Still no luck

I know there isn't a problem with the card as the LEDs turn on and the fan opperates.

Anyone have any idea what I am doing wrong? Any help appreciated, Bromley
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did you disable the original card? try updating the drivers for the new one
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Should I disable my old (integrated) card before trying to load up? Would this help?

And I tried to install the drivers but it wouldn't let me as the device wasn't plugged in...If you see what I mean, I can't see the screen with it inserted so I can't update :tazz:

So to repeat, should I disable my integrated card?
Thanks for the help so far, Bromley ;)
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yes, turn the pc off...remove the new card...turn back on and disable the on board card...turn off...reinstall new card....turn on...see what happens
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Thanks. If I don't come back assume the worst :tazz:

Edited by Bromley, 19 July 2005 - 10:07 AM.

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Hmm.. How do I go about disabling my integrated graphics card, I couldn't find it anywhere in the BIOS.
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I worked on one awhile back where the setting wasn't obvious. Look at the video options in the bios. It might have been the 'search first pci or agp' setting. When I changed that setting, then the 'disable on-board video' setting became visible. It's in there....
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Well it doesn't matter now, I realised I hadn't connected the power cable! How stupid am I lol! I bet you get complete rejects like myself all the time - sorry to have wasted yours :tazz:
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the easiest solution to implement is always the hardest one to think of ..... we all do it
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