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AGP in BIOs?

By thadanman2k1
Jul 12, 2002
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  1. my computer literate uncle, told me that when I put in a agp card into my comp that I have to go into the bios and turn something on to get it to work with my comp. Is this true?If so what is it so I can buy myself an AGP Geforce 4! TY in advance.

    BTW- What is IHMO?
    :grinthumb
  2. StormBringer

    StormBringer Newcomer, in training Posts: 2,871

    First, make sure you have an AGP slot, usually a brown color and a little shorter than the PCI slots, but not the AMR which is really short and also brown. You may need to enable AGP in the BIOS Setup.

    IMO=In my opinion
    IMHO=In my humble opinion
  3. thadanman2k1

    thadanman2k1 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 32

    Yes , I do have an AGP. And thank you for IMO.
  4. boeingfixer

    boeingfixer Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,245

    In some cases, enabling the "AGP" card in bios only lets the cute little advertisement and chip info of the AGP card be displayed on boot up before you see the POST page.
  5. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,916   +9

    There's also a setting "Init display first", it's AGP or PCI, needed only when using multiple display adapters, decides which monitor shows up the boot process. If there's more than two adapters, "PCI" means the topmost PCI display adapter.
  6. thadanman2k1

    thadanman2k1 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 32

    Can someone explain to me exactly what I have to do to change my Geforce 2 MX400 to a Geforce 4 something in AGP. Thank you in advance. Oh and this is kinda off subject, but can someone tell me about a good overclocker for my CPu . I got a P3 750 on a Soyo mobo. I'll tell u exactly which model after I boot up. I just forgot.
  7. thadanman2k1

    thadanman2k1 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 32

    the mobo is a SOYO 7VCA-E . and right next to it on the boot up it had a 2AA1, if that is of any signifacance.so it went

    2VCA-E 2AA1
    thank you for your help.
  8. StormBringer

    StormBringer Newcomer, in training Posts: 2,871

    You should be able to simply power off the system, pull out the GF2 and put the GF4 into the AGP slot, reattach the monitor cable and power the system back on. The card should be detected and once Windows has booted it should prompt you for the drivers.
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