Can't disable Onboard Video on PC Chips M841LR Board - Award Bios, HELP

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jaykali

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I've got a PC Chips M841LR board which works fine but it won't let me install my new Xtasy 64MB Geforce 2 PCI card. I tried it in windows 2000, & now in XP. It seems like this is a common problem but I've yet to see a decent solution. Here's what I've tried,

-disabling &/or uninstalling onboard video drivers & rebooting in vga
-disabling shared video memory (default is 32MB)
-rebooting in vga then installing video card's drivers and restarting

When ever I boot back up my computer locks up with the mouse cursor in the center of the screen. PC Chip's support is not existent, I've seen supposed IRQ reassigning solutions & that confuses me a little bit. I've pretty much given up, please help!!! Thanks in advance,
-Jay Callicott
 
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Ok good...

I down loaded the manual and am looking at it, because it sounds to me like it is an IRQ conflict...

Can you go into the BIOS and under the " PCI / Plug and Play Setup Page " set the " Allocate IRQ to PCI VGA " to No and see if it helps...
 

jaykali

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ya i tried that too, it still froze & i had also disabled the shared memory too
 
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You probably dont want hear to this .......... but I have NEVER been able to get integrated video to be overridden by a card, which is plain ol' crud, since they all say you can.

Sound, has never been a problem, but video always seems to be...dont know why?

sorry, tv
 

jaykali

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nope, why would that matter? and am i doing the right thing in windows, do i have to uninstall the onboard driver or just disable it?
 
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You will have to uninstall the driver, and I have seen with some video cards, they do not like some PCI slots ( I don't know why, I think it has something to do with the slots being assigned a specific memory address and/or a certian IRQ ), if you can try changing slots and see if it helps...

Just my humble 2 pennies
 
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LOL !!! :D

PC Chips does have a bad reputation, but I have a PC Chips M585LMR MBO, and have seen my share of problems with it, but since VIA got off their dead A** and wrote some good drivers for XP, this pc has been running error free ( other than the ones that I cause :D ) for quite a while now...
 
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I'm jus sayin, motherboards cost like $100 for a good one. That's cash-money, but not thaaaat much.

I mean, take Gigabyte's KT333 board for instance. It gives you ATA/133 RAID, 10/100 LAN, 5.1 sound, 5 pci, 1 agp, overclocking options, dual bios, and 3 memory slots. All for like $105. That's awesome.

http://www.giga-byte.com.tw/products/7vrxp.htm
 
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