Motherboard won't detect my video card

By Romial ยท 5 replies
Mar 19, 2005
  1. Howdy all, I just recently sorta rebuilt my older computer by getting a new motherboard in it and a new video card. I now have an Asus A7V8X-X motherboard and a ATI Radeon 9600 Pro. And the mobo won't detect my video card at all, any suggestions? Running XP btw. Thanks. :)
  2. nellakita

    nellakita TS Rookie Posts: 45

    1.thought make that you have to enable the setting in the bios so that it will use the video card
    2.thought did you install all the drivers
  3. Romial

    Romial TS Rookie Topic Starter

    How do I enable it in the bios for it to accept the video card?
  4. nellakita

    nellakita TS Rookie Posts: 45

    well try this
    1.make sure its seated properly in the AGP slot.
    2.try running hardware detection?
    Go into Device Manager, uninstall the device, restart PC, use Add/Hardware Wizard from Control Panel use the onscreen wizrd to select the type of device.

    if that doent work try this
    3.try booting with the old video card, then install just a Standard VGA driver in place. Then shut down, take the old card out, put the new one in.

    4.If that doesn't work go in BIOS and say "Force reset ESCD database" may need to manually configure the settings for the video card. IRQ, DMA etc. should check in the BIOS to make sure that you have teh AGP settings correct. If it supports 8X make sure thats selected, and the AGP aperature size should be around half your RAM or 128

    these are a few things you could try and ill do some more resaerch and hopefully we can figure this out let me know how it goes
  5. Romial

    Romial TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Well I got it so it's reading the card now, but it says it's 9700 Pro instead of 9600 Pro, the one I have. Anyone know how to get it to 9600 Pro?
  6. nellakita

    nellakita TS Rookie Posts: 45

    if the card is working fine now i would just leave it there are may cases of your card being one type of card but comp says it another this happens
    if it work dont fix it
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