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How do I activate AGP again?

By lopdog
Sep 30, 2007
  1. Help!
    How do I activate AGP again? This is part of a report from Everest Ultimate, BEFORE formating my HDD and reinstalling Windows XP SP2:


    AGP Controller:
    AGP Version 3.00
    AGP Status Enabled
    AGP Device MSI MX440-8X (MS-8935)
    AGP Aperture Size 128 MB
    Supported AGP Speeds 1x, 2x, 4x, 8x
    Current AGP Speed 8x
    Fast-Write Supported, Enabled
    Side Band Addressing Supported, Enabled


    This is the same information AFTER the instalation:

    AGP Controller:
    AGP Version 3.00
    AGP Status Desactivado
    AGP Device MSI MX440-8X (MS-8935)
    AGP Aperture Size 128 MB
    Supported AGP Speeds 1x, 2x, 4x, 8x
    Fast-Write Supported, Disabled
    Side Band Addressing Supported, Disabled


    I´ve tried all options in my BIOS, and I´ve activatet everything that seems to have anything to do with AGP, but still it seems to be disabled.
    How can I activate AGP again?
    (And how much may this affect on my system?)
     
  2. Jase123

    Jase123 Banned Posts: 1,012

    Look in the bios to see that agp is set as the primary display adapter and also that agp is enabled.Also install your motherboards
    newest drivers.

    Also check in the device manager and see under "System devices" There should be a fairly long list, look for an "AGP bus" I've run in to situations where, the AGP graphics card worked fine, but the AGP bus wasn't detected, and all types of software did not detect the AGP bus, but it was obviously there. If this is the case, try flashing the BIOS. Also, if it is there, check to see if there are any resource conflicts.

    Regards Jase
     
  3. lopdog

    lopdog TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 295

    I´ve checked the BIOS, AGP is set as primary display adapter and enabled. Under system devices I find and entry called "Controlador de Procesador SIS a AGP" (spanish version of windows), but no conflicts detected. What else can I do?
     
  4. Jase123

    Jase123 Banned Posts: 1,012

    You could try flashing the bios.

    Go HERE and read on how to do it.

    Note: When flashing the bios you need to be patient, if not it could go wrong and you would have to purchase a new motheboard.

    Regards Jase :)
     
  5. peterdiva

    peterdiva TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,088

    Have you installed the motherboard drivers?
     
  6. Jase123

    Jase123 Banned Posts: 1,012

    Thats what i asked in my previous post, but he didnt say lol.

    Regards Jase :)
     
  7. lopdog

    lopdog TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 295

    Thanks for all your help, I found a newer version of AGP driver at pcchips.com, and that solved the problem, apparently the driver I had was old or corrupt.
    I appreciate the quick help, again: Thank you.
     
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