Switching from s3 Prosavage to Nvidia

May 16, 2007
  1. So my friend wants to play a pc game (World of Warcraft) that does not support the S3 Prosavage graphics card series so he ordered a new card: Chaintech VGA Geforce 7600 AGP 4x/8x from Nvidia.

    He says his motherboard only supports 4x which is why he bought this card which claims to be "4x/8x". However, after he installed the new card (without disabling his onboard Prosavage graphics chip)and restarted the comp, his monitor doesn't come on. What's the problem here?

    Supposedly, Chaintech VGA 7600 AGP 4x/8x from Nvidia is compatible with computers that have onboard graphics chip. The instructions say to just install it and it should work.

    Has anyone had this problem?
  2. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,206   +424

    He probably needs to disable his onboard video in the CMOS.
  3. Chappu

    Chappu TS Rookie Posts: 49

    Whats CMOS?
  4. halo71

    halo71 TS Rookie Posts: 1,090

    "Short for complementary metal oxide semiconductor. Pronounced see-moss, CMOS is a widely used type of semiconductor. CMOS semiconductors use both NMOS (negative polarity) and PMOS (positive polarity) circuits. Since only one of the circuit types is on at any given time, CMOS chips require less power than chips using just one type of transistor. This makes them particularly attractive for use in battery-powered devices, such as portable computers. Personal computers also contain a small amount of battery-powered CMOS memory to hold the date, time, and system setup parameters."

    Google is your friend! ;)
  5. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,978   +362

    Did he plug in the auxiliary power connector on the card?
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