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new graphics card causes PC to shut down

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by rodeognome, Apr 10, 2004.

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  1. rodeognome

    rodeognome Thread Starter

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    I bought a new graphics card. (The old one which fitted into the AGP slot could only get 16 colors)

    Anyhow, the new PCI graphics card was slotted into today and I booted up the system (and crossed my fingers)...and sure enough the screen is just black...and to top it all the system just shuts down by itself after two minutes....

    I have followed all the instructions that came with it...please help!




    system = win 98
     
  2. zeddy

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    Could you post more information about your system, particularly the motherboard details.
     
  3. StillLearnin'

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    You have to have the settings in the BIOS to use PCI instead of AGP.
     
  4. rodeognome

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    Still learning and Zeddy thanks for replying...

    I checked the BIOS and the dam thing (AWARD BIOS) on gives indicated one thing under Video (its just says ATI Graphics) I have tried arrow keys etc....
    but the option to change from AGP to PCI is just not there....

    This is so annoying because I've checked this with another PC and the option
    is clearly indicated to change from AGP to PCI...

    Any other suggestions....?
     
  5. zeddy

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    If you reset the bios to defaults it should revert to a PCI adaptor.....but if not

    Put the AGP card back in and boot up. Uninstall its drivers whilst in windows, power down and remove it. Put the PCI card in and power up, windows should install a default vga driver, then install the driver that came with your card.
     
  6. rodeognome

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    Story so far...I uninstalled the drivers took the PCI and old AGP graphics card out.... I got a new AGP card put it in and installed the drivers...It works but the problem is still there.

    I can now get 256 colors but pictures in IE and photos stored on the system
    still look grainy...

    Does anyone have any suggestions.
     
  7. Rusty1952

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    when u chk under display properties settings there..... is the option present there to select either 16bit hi-color or 32bit true color ?
     
  8. rodeognome

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    Rusty...I've tried both...does not make a difference.
     
  9. auric

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    wat video card was ur old one?
     
  10. rodeognome

    rodeognome Thread Starter

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    Finally got it solved. The pictures are no longer grainy.

    Solved by going to Control Panel>Display>Advanced and changing the
    "dpi" settings from 100 to 96 (meant to be optimum for some reason)

    Thanks to all you have responded to this thread!
     
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