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Given up on new graphics card

By miffy
Apr 9, 2009
  1. I have a 4 year old computor and want a slight increase in graphics capacity to play my 'Age of Empires'

    Ive got onboard shared graphics at present.

    I put in my new radeon graphics card(AGP). The Windows XP image at start up is enormous. The image lasts about 20 seconds until it goes blank with a few stray lines. This happens everytime even when I have done below,

    Disabled on board Unichrome graphics(as all the guides tell you)
    Check AGP port is correct on Bios and not showing PCI
    Disable shared memory on Bios
    Disable IRQ for VGA(desparate at this stage)

    Ive done them in correct order, out of order, individually and all together. No effect.

    Any suggestions folks or should I give up.

    PS the Graphics card does not need any extra power and I havent even got to loading Drivers yet(that would be exciting).

    Thanks for consideration!

    Miffy
     
  2. redk

    redk TS Rookie Posts: 91

    Your best bet would be to remove the radeon card, boot into windows with the integrated graphics, go to control panel > System > Hardware Tab > Device Manager, then Display Adapter and right click > Uninstall, then restart, and do these only:

    Disabled on board Unichrome graphics(as all the guides tell you)
    Check AGP port is correct on Bios and not showing PCI

    Then see how it works.
     
  3. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,115   +9

    try the other connector on the card if you have it plugged in to the closest to inside change it to the outside port.
     
  4. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,978   +362

    Which Radeon AGP card do you have?
     
  5. Tritton

    Tritton TS Enthusiast Posts: 108

    quote= I havent even got to loading Drivers yet(that would be exciting).

    normaly I find that you install drivers before installing a card, so do you have the cards drivers installed yet
     
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