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ATI/ASUS Conflict?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Acrylic, Jan 26, 2006.

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  1. Acrylic

    Acrylic Thread Starter

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    I really Hope someone has come across this before!

    Specs:
    Win Xp Prof Sp2
    ASUS A7V8X-MX SE motherboard
    ATI All-In-Wonder 9600XT multimidia card (AGP) 128mb
    512MB DDR Ram (3200)

    I tried installing my ATI card today and when i went to boot up, the BIOS beeped 4 times one long 3 short. When I looked at my monitor it was black and the power led light was flashing as though in "sleep" mode. I unplugged it and it had the standard "no signal" image on the screen. I then proceeded to plug it into my on board graphics and again the same thing occured (black).After removing my new card and then pluging in my monitor again...everything was fine! I read the troubleshooting for the ATI card and it stated that you may need to disable the on board graphics...is this possible? I also checked the ASUS manual and it did not have anything regarding disabling the on board graphics, however it did state that the beeps mean that it cannot recognize a graphics card, or that the memory is bad. I really hope that there is a better fix to this than taking it back and trying another one! Also i was wondering if the monitor reaction may be due to the Graphics card not getting any power?

    Thank you!!!!!!!!
     
  2. dustyjay

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    does your motherboard have onboard video? If it does enter bios and find your on board video and disable it.
     
  3. CarlssonMB

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    If the card requires it, make sure you plugged the 4 pin power connector to it from power supply. Its a 9600 so that shouldn't be neccessary.

    You do need to disable the onboard graphics in BIOS as ATI said, once you do that it should work fine. Maybe someone with the same board on here can help you out?
     
  4. Acrylic

    Acrylic Thread Starter

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    Thank you both for your suggetions!

    I have searched through the BIOS and have found nothing to disable it! I was reading through some other forums as well and have come across an intruiging answer for another frustrated person, that apparently their card isn't being detected (which makes sense) and that there is no need to disable the onboard VGA because it should happen automatically...however on this other forum they did not say how to get the computer to detect it.

    SO....i am really hoping that you guys know where i can find this option to disable the onboard video. i have searched with a fine tooth comb...do you think i should download new BIOS drivers?

    Another solution that was given on that forum was to try disabling the onboard through the device manager and then reboot with the new card in and the monitor connected to it. Does this seem like a bad idea?
     
  5. CarlssonMB

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    If you have the motherboard manual try looking through that to see where you disable onboard video. There may be a pin on the motherboard you have to change instead of an option in the BIOS
     
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