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Problem installing new Graphics card on Asus board

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by DannyBoy99, Sep 29, 2007.

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  1. DannyBoy99

    DannyBoy99 Thread Starter

    Sep 29, 2007
    Hello all,

    I have an Asus M2A-VM HDMI mainboard and am trying to install my new Geforce 8600 GTS GPU. Up until now I have been using the on-board ATI x1250 graphics via the bundled riser card to output via HDMI. In display settings I showed 2 screens, one for the VGA and one for the HDMI. When I tried to install the Geforce I had a whole bunch of issues....

    When I first installed it, I left the on-board graphics set as primary, and windows wouldnt even detect the card. Switching off the HDMI support in the BIOS sorted this, and the next time I booted up, windows saw the card and installed the drivers off the CD.

    Next I rebooted and changed the primary GPU in the BIOS to PCIE from on-board VGA. As soon as I saved and exited, the screen when blank. The machine continued to boot into windows (I have a VFD that fires up when windows starts, so I know it was running), but the display remained blank. The only way to fix this was to pull the graphics card and reset the primary GPU back to on-board VGA in the BIOS.

    After this I plugged the card back in and let windows start normally. Now when I try and access the display settings, I get a message about the primary display drivers being for a previous version of windows (I am running MCE2005) and that the default display adaptor is disabled. In my displays window, the onboard ATI is now screens 1&3 (which are the only 2 that are selectable) and the geforce is number 2.

    No matter what I do, I cant get any display from the Geforce. The HDMI cable is fine as I've tested it on the onboard DVI port (via an HDMI>DVI converter).

    Can anyone tell me what the heck is going on?
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