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

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  1. jaykali

    jaykali Thread Starter

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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
     
  2. Jedi_Master

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    In the BIOS is it set to AGP or PCI ??

    It should be PCI...
     
  3. jaykali

    jaykali Thread Starter

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    its definately pci, but that option doesnt seem to affect anything
     
  4. Jedi_Master

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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...
     
  5. jaykali

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    ya i tried that too, it still froze & i had also disabled the shared memory too
     
  6. Jedi_Master

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    Have you tried to move the card to a different slot ??
     
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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
     
  8. 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?
     
  9. Jedi_Master

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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
     
  10. jaykali

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    thx i'll try that later - i hope it works
     
  11. CPU_Polizei

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    laff, PC Chips, replace that crap now! :D. Sorry man, I had to say it, it's PC chips for God's sake.
     
  12. jaykali

    jaykali Thread Starter

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    you can be so cruel when you're sober
     
  13. Jedi_Master

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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...
     
  14. CPU_Polizei

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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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