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Chaintech GeForce5200 FX 8X AGP Problem...this is driving me nuts.

By Mark37
Jun 21, 2005
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  1. I'll try no to be too long winded with this!
    I recently built a new system for myself : Abit IS7-V2 Board,
    1 gig PC3200 Azenram, 80 Maxtor SATA, P4 3.0 gig
    Prescott HT CPU, 400W PSU, Chaintech GeForce FX
    5200 256 MB 8X AGP .

    My issue is this: When I install the Chaintech video card into
    the mobo and power up I get video error beeps (1 long, 2
    short), and cannot make this card work at all (black screen-
    no boot). I have the same problem when I tried to use it on
    an ECS 848P-A (both boards 8x agp compatible) With both
    boards the chipset drivers were installed properly & bios is
    set to 'AGP first'. The funny thing is, this card will work with
    my old system (Asus P4T-E) but it runs at 4x AGP (board
    supports only 4x). This leads me to believe that the card is
    just not compatible. The Abit board states that it supports
    cards with both 0.8volts & 1.5 volts, but I can't seem to find
    any voltage specs on the vid card, even in the manual ( It's
    gotta be one of the two voltages, right?). I also only see 1x
    & 4x AGP options in the bios for the Abit board with the
    latest chipset drivers. (I don't know if this is because I have
    a GeForce 2MX400 4xAGP card in - i.e. board senses 8X
    agp and makes option available?)

    I also have unplugged everything not mandatory and tried
    to boot, just to rule out the power supply being bad.

    I'm just about ready to tear my hair out over this!!
    Any enlightenment anyone can provide would be great.
  2. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 4,985

    Sounds like the card is dodgy, perhaps you should send it back and get another one if its under warranty.
  3. Mark37

    Mark37 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Yeah I guess that's my next course of action. Thanks Rik!
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