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Nvidia 5200 problems installing on Dell Dimension 3100

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by salljf77, Feb 2, 2008.

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  1. salljf77

    salljf77 Thread Starter

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    We have a Dell Dimension 3100 with onboard graphics. Wanted to upgrade so bought a Zotac Nvidia 5200 for PCI.

    We have put the card in the computer but when we restart and try to install the drivers it starts to do this and then hangs on a blank screen with a cursor blinking.

    We have read comments that we need to disable the onboard graphics, but cant see how to do this! we have pressed F2, and set the BIOS to auto, but this doesnt make any difference.

    We found what we think is the onboard graphics card which is called: Intel(R) 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset Family under Advanced Display properties and then Adapter. There is an option to disable this but we are worried that we might disable the wrong thing!

    Can you help?
     
  2. salljf77

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    OK, finally figured this out after hours of frustration! Thought Id post this on here in case anyone else is having the same problem!


    to make it work I had to go to Control Panel, then System, then Hardware, then Device Manager, then double click on Display Adapters. then right click on the intel etc etc (long name so cant be bothered to type it here but should be the only option under Display Adpaters) and choose disable. Then close the computer down. Put the graphics card in your PCI slot attach the lead from the graphics card to your monitor. Then restart the computer and install the drivers from the CD that came with the graphics card ( or download it from the Nvidia site). This should do the trick!
     
  3. Elvandil

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    That would have been my advice. [​IMG]Thanks for sharing your process.

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