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I need some help

By nasty_63
Mar 17, 2008
  1. Hello everyone! I am a new guy in your forum. I need some help. I've decided to upgrade my video card. I have Dimention 3000, CPU 2.66GHz and Intel Extreme 2
    Integrated Graphics. I've bought Nvidia G-Forge FX5500 , 256MB. I thought it would be easy to change it, but I was wrong.
    1. I left monitor cable where it was
    2. I pulled out old card
    3 Put in a new one
    4. Downloaded and installed all necessary drivers for the new card
    5 Disabled intel graphics controller via device manager
    6. Checked out if Primery Video Controller set to auto in Integrated Devices in BIOS
    7. Turned off Windows
    8.As I started windows again I saw a black screen.

    So, what was wrong? Or what i've done wrongly?
     
  2. rmammen

    rmammen TS Rookie Posts: 26

    Try VGA mode

    As the computer restarts, tap on F8 until you get to an option screen where you can choose VGA mode and continue that way. This works if some settings are out of wack preventing you from seeing anything and thus being able to change it to something that suits your hardware.
     
  3. nasty_63

    nasty_63 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thank you I'll try.
     
  4. kirock

    kirock TS Rookie Posts: 1,221

    6. Checked out if Primery Video Controller set to auto in Integrated Devices in BIOS

    Don't set this to auto..disable this.
     
  5. nasty_63

    nasty_63 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    How can i disable it , if there are only 2 options in Integrated Devices in BIOS- auto and onboard?
     
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