ATI radeon 9250 graphic card doesn't work

By vreg
Sep 28, 2005
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  1. vreg

    vreg Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 32

    ok i installed the VIA thing but i didnt have a display adaptor shown on the device manager therefore i couldnt delete it.
    when i rebboted teh comp windows didnt do anything
    but i put the software i got with the g/c and i got the same error message.

    would not having drivers for the mobo cause this?
  2. kirock

    kirock Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,598

    The VIA 4in1 is the mobo driver updates that you needed to install, so that's done. Good.
    But not having a Display adaptor in Device Manager is not good. You must have on-board video with this mobo turn on!.
    Turn off computer and install the ATI gfx card. Turn on PC and go into your BIOS and turn off integrated graphics. Make sure your AGP is set to X8 in BIOS and Fast Writes is off. Save and allow to boot. Windows should find card now.
  3. vreg

    vreg Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 32

    whats is 3d mark 2001 se

    whats is 3d mark 2001 se?
  4. kirock

    kirock Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,598

    3DMark is a video stress test. It measures the performance of your video card and your overall system. Did you turn off your on baord video in BIOS?
  5. gary_hendricks

    gary_hendricks Newcomer, in training Posts: 138

  6. vreg

    vreg Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 32

    hi,
    i dont know what bios is so i probably havent turned BIOS off.
  7. kirock

    kirock Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,598

    Press DEL on start up to enter BIOS menu. Look for on-board video and set to disable. ALSO look for PCI/AGP video and set for AGP. Save and exit BIOS menu. The computer will now reboot and Windows should find new hardware, allow Windows to install a default driver. Then run the ATI driver install program you downloaded.
  8. gary_hendricks

    gary_hendricks Newcomer, in training Posts: 138

    vreg,

    Be very careful when in the BIOS - just do EXACTLY what kirock says there - no more then that.
  9. vreg

    vreg Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 32

    hi, thanks for replys
    i did what u said kirock but i couldnt find the words 'onboard video' and i wasnt sure which one i was to disable so i didnt risk it could you be any more specific? i read the manual and wasnt much help at all
  10. kirock

    kirock Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,598

    First make sure your 9250 is installed, but plug your monitor into the onbaord video connector.

    Things to look for in the BIOS menu:

    On-Chip VGA: Enables onboard video,. Set to disable.

    Onboard VGA Memory Size or VGA Shared Memory Size: In computer equipped with onboard video and using UMA architecture (Unified Memory Architecture) the motherboard chipset uses part of the RAM Memory as video memory. sonetimes you set this to 0 to disable onboard video.

    Primary Video: The option might be here, just set this to AGP. This will by default disable your onboard video.

    Now save and exit. When the computer starts to reboot, turn it off. Connect your monitor to the 9250 video card. Reboot PC as normal. Allow Windows ti find new hardware and install a default driver. Now open the driver software and install the ATI drivers you downloaded.

    Cheers,
  11. vreg

    vreg Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 32

    hi,
    ok im a ***** when it comes to computers am i plugging the monitir into the graphic card or into the the socket that goes into the motherboard?
     
  12. kirock

    kirock Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,598

    Before you turn off onbaord video in your BIOS, the monitor must be plug-in the mobo video connector. After you complete the above BIOS steps and turn off the computer, then you plug the monitor in the 9250 video card and restart your computer.

    Cheers,
  13. vreg

    vreg Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 32

    hi,
    yeah i took the g/c out abd plugged the monitor into the mothboard socket.
    im still having a few problems i couldnt find the on chip VGA but i did find VIA on chip IPE device and VIA on chip PCI device are these it?

    i couldnt find the UMA thing but i did find VGA share memory is this it?

    and i couldnt find primary video at all
  14. kirock

    kirock Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,598

    Ok, turn off computer and reinstall the 9250 video card. Now restart and enter your BIOS again. Set VGA share memory to 0 and save and exit. Now turn off computer and connect the monitor to the Video card and reboot computer as normal. Let Windows find the card and install drivers.
    EDit PS DO NOT TOUCH the VIA on chip IDE and PCI settings!!!!
  15. vreg

    vreg Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 32

    hi kirock im glad ur hereto help!
    i cant install the graphic card and plug the monitor to the motherboard socket :confused: i dont get ahnything on the screen.
  16. kirock

    kirock Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,598

    Why can't you install the video card? It's plugged into the motherboard now right? If you turned VGA share memory to 0 and you plugged the monitor into the video card and you still don't see anything on the monitor then you might have to reset your BIOS to undo the memory thing. Is this right? You have the video card plugged into the mobo and the monitor connected to the video card but nothing on the screen?
    IF this is the case then do the following:
    To restore your BIOS settings you must remove your CMOS battery (thin silver looking disk on the motherboard)(sort of looks like a large watch battery). Remove this for 10 minutes! Now reinsert it and plug your monitor into the onboard video connector of the mobo and reboot. All should be back to where we began! No video card installed! :mad:

    Your mobo may have a jumper to enable/disable the onboard video. Please review the mobo manual for where this jumper is located. Are you sure you can't find anything in the BIOS menu which might refer to :
    Integrated S3 Graphics UniChrome 2D/3D Graphics with motion compensation????

    I'll let you get the BIOS reset first, so you can see your BIOS on the monitor :O
  17. vreg

    vreg Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 32

    i took the graphics card out, plugged teh monitor cable into the motherboard and then changed the video memory shared to 0
  18. kirock

    kirock Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,598

    Can you boot into the BIOS menu now? or is the monitor dark?
    You need to install the video card and connect the monitor to it. and reboot computer as normal.
     
  19. vreg

    vreg Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 32

    yeah i can boot now
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