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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by r01axb, Feb 19, 2003.

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  1. r01axb

    r01axb Thread Starter

    Feb 23, 2002
    Hello, I just installed a video card, and my computer keeps shuting down on it's own, does anybody know what the problem can be?
  2. cybertech

    cybertech Retired Moderator

    Apr 16, 2002
    Here's what I do to install a new piece of hardware.
    Remove the old device via control panel and shut down the device. Install the new device, turn the machine on and let the wizard search it out, then I provide the software if it was provided.

    By what method did you install?
  3. Jtoast


    Oct 3, 2002
    1) uninstall everything related to the old video card in add/remove programs.

    2) boot into safe mode

    3) remove ALL entries under display adapters.

    4) if onboard video, check motherboard manual to see if you need to set a jumper or bios setting to disable the onboard video.

    5) boot into normal mode and reinstall drivers.

    if still causing a problem, then we need a little more info.

    1) what os

    2) what make/model old and new video card

    3) what make/model motherboard

    4) is new card agp or pci....how about the old one.
  4. r01axb

    r01axb Thread Starter

    Feb 23, 2002
    Did everthing on the list, still having the same problem, I turned of hardware acceleration in display properties, now the computer doesn't does not shut down on it's own, but with this option the card is useless.

    I'm running Windows 98SE

    The old video card was integrated with the mother board.
    The New video card is Visiontek GEForce4 mx 420 64MB PCI.


    · Small PCB size in the Micro ATX form factor (ATX V1.2 form factor)
    · 227mm * 244mm * 1.6t (4 Layers)

    · Intel Socket-370 (370pin PPGA Socket)
    · Intel Celeron 500MHz processor support

    Main Chipset
    · AGPsets PCI/AGP Controller : Intel 440LX
    · PCI bus mastering controller, and Power management interface : Intel PIIX4e
    · Graphics : ATi RAGE Pro Turbo with 4 or 8 MB SGRAM
    · Audio : Crystal CS4280 with Ac97 Codec(CS4297)
    · Super I/O : ITE8673
    · DC-DC Converter : SC1164
    · Clock : ICS9148BF (66MHz host clock support)

    Memory Configuration
    · System Memory
    - Two banks of 3.3V EDO/SDRAM (168pin unbuffered DIMM) with max 256MB
    - EDO/SDRAM operation in 66MHz front side bus
    · Flash Memory : Programmable 2MB Flash memory

    I/O Feature
    · Integrated standard I/O functions in the rear side
    - One multi-mode parallel port
    - One FIFO serial ports and optional port by header type
    - PS/2 styles keyboard and mouse port
    - One USB port
    - Three audio jack for Line input, Speaker output and MIC input
    · Integrated standard I/O functions in the front side
    - One Joystick port
    - One USB port

    Audio Subsystem
    · Crystal CS4280 PCI audio controller with fully DOS Games compatibility via PC/PCI, DDMA support
    · Compatible with sound blaster, sound blaster pro, and window sound system
    · Enhanced Stereo full duplex operation
    · Advanced MPC3-compatible input and output mixer
    · Joystick port and MPU-401 compatible MIDI interface
    · PC97 and PC98 compliance(and compliance with preliminary PC99)

    Graphics Subsystem

    · General features
    - First graphics accelerator to support AGP 2X mode with Sideband Addressing and AGP Texturing (Execute mode) to realize all the benefits of AGP
    - Superior 3D performance achieved through a floating point setup engine rated at 1.2 million triangles/sec
    - 100MHz SGRAM support for maximum 2D and 3D performance
    - Integrated 230MHz DAC allows 85Hz refresh at 1600x1200 resolutions
    - Flexible graphics memory configuration : 4MB or 8MB SGRAM(Manufacture option)
    - Integrates superior video features, including filtered scaling of 720 pixel DVD content and MPEG-2 motion compensation for software DVD
    - Highly integrated 64 bit graphics accelerator with superior support for 3D and motion video, making it ideal for multimedia PCs
    - Ati Rage Pro Turbo delivers superior 3D acceleration and comprehensive 3D support including support for true color (32bpp) rendering, a triangle set-up engine, single-pass trilinear filtering, six perspectively correct texturing modes, video texturing.
    · 3D Acceleration
    - Hidden surface removal using 16-bit z-buffering
    - Full support for Direct3D texture lighting
    - Dithering support in 16bpp for near 24bpp quality in less memory

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