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older D850GB Intel MOBO and 8x AGP

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by ez112, Aug 16, 2003.

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  1. ez112

    ez112 Thread Starter

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    I made this system myself and haven't been able to get any video up. I bought a DDR 128 MG RAM GeForce FX card, and it's 8X AGP, but I think the requirements don't say anything about going that high.

    Question is, can a TOO good video card like that not allow me to see anything? DO I have to downgrade to something else to see something. I mean they systems sounds like it's running, but I can't see anything.

    Any advise would be good since, I haven't gotten a reply at ALL.... :(
     
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    AGP 8X is backward compatible with 2X and 4X - but the board must support 1.5V cards, if it ONLY supports 3.3 V cards it will not work.

    There are compatiblity issues between some cards and some motherboards, sometimes a BIOS update is needed.

    Also make sure the card is seated correctly in the slot.

    I assume this system worked with another AGP video card?
     
  3. ez112

    ez112 Thread Starter

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    I'm not sure, I never never got it to work.

    I returned my newer GeForce FX card, because more than likely it would have never worked.

    So we'll see what an older GeForce 4 can do to this.

    How can I update the BIOS, though? I mean the computer has never been used, and I don't have an operating System, nor can I SEE ANYTHING! lol
     
  4. ez112

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    WHOO HOO!


    I used a 2X 4X GeForce 4 and the video popped right up...everything thing is great in ez112 land!
     
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