Videocard, integrated graphics, and hardware resources conflicts

By MrPlow
Jul 1, 2006
  1. I'm having trouble getting my new AGP videocard to work on my computer, which is currently using integrated graphics. When I plug the monitor into the videocard, all I get is a blank screen. I think the monitor receives the signal though, because when it isn't hooked up to anything it says "No Signal" on the screen. When I plug the monitor into the videocard, the "No Signal" display goes away and the screen turns black. When I turn on the computer, the status light on the monitor changes from amber to green and back to amber, and I can hear the beep from the power on self test and the computer loading into windows normally.

    Before I installing the videocard, I tried disabling the intregrated graphics as instructed by the videocard manual. I searched online for instructions on how to do this and read that this can be done through the device manager, the BIOS, or jumpers.

    I tried disabling and even uninstalling the display adapter driver (SiS661FX) in the device manager but that didn't work. I looked through the BIOS menu and couldn't find an option to disable integrated graphics. There was only an "Init First Display" option, which I changed from PCI to AGP. I only found two sets of jumpers on my motherboard, but I don't know what they do.

    I have a Foxconn motherboard with a SiS 661FX chipset and an Intel Celeron 4E at 2800MHz. I tried searching online for documentation or a motherboard diagram to see what the jumpers do, but I coudn't find anything.

    My videocard is a 3D Fuzion GeForce 6600 AGP 8x with 256MB DDR.

    I looked at the System Information Tool from Accessories -> System Tools in the Start menu and saw several conflicting hardware resources that weren't listed in the device manager. These conflicts existed before I got my new video card, but I have no idea how to resolve them.

    Thanks for your help.
  2. CrossFire851

    CrossFire851 TS Rookie Posts: 766

    Well maybe reseting BIOS would work. You can do so by removing the battery that looks like a coin and unplug the computer. wait a good 10 secs and put it back in and see if it works.
  3. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

    you have to turn off integrated graphics in BIOS, before installing a new card.
  4. MrPlow

    MrPlow TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Resetting the BIOS didn't work, but thanks for the suggestion. I already tried disabling integrated graphics in BIOS, but there was no option to do it.

    It looks like the problem is a compatibility issue with the motherboard. According to those manuals, the jumpers are for clearing cmos and selecting the cpu model. On page 29 of the second link, it says that the motherboard only accepts 1.5v agp cards and not 3.3v, but I'm not sure which one my video card is.

    On page 30 of the second link, it lists the cards that the motherboard was tested with, and all seem to be lower end cards. I just bought this computer system a year ago, so I didn't expect it to be so stubborn about upgrading...

    I think I'll just return this card and get a lower end one to tide me over until I eventually get a new system with pci-express.

    Should I get this card?
    I think it'll be compatible since the motherboard was tested with the FX5200 and FX5800. Is there a better card that would be compatible with my system?
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