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System won't boot with Nvidia Riva TNT2 64 8Mb

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by JL_COG, Mar 15, 2001.

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  1. JL_COG

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    i can't even bet a boot with a nvidia riva tnt2 model 64 w/8mb ram on a MainBoard TXpro-II or a knock-off replica thereof. funny thing is: the card workes fine in another comp with a diff mobo (this one, a spearfish with a xeon 450 pentium 2) and to add to insult, a couple of old junk video cards WILL work in the TX-proII. i also have an Aopen socket 7 mobo i could use for this system but the exact same story applies: the junk video cards work in it but not the tnt2 card which i just bought. by junk video cards i mean they have bad memory chips on them and they have garbage mixed in the on-screen display which makes them kind of useless except for getting a system to boot at all. if it matters they both have S3virge chips on them. running win98 fully updated with ie 5.5 also fully updated. have the latest nvidia drivers avail but of course haven't gotten that far. i did, however remove all the old drivers from device manager and found no nVidia references in the registry to delete at all. any clues would be highly appreciated. thanx, JL
     
  2. Chum

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    When does your system bang...what message? If it's Windows protection error, you probably need to assign an IRQ to VGA in bios. I had this same problem...see Replacing Video card...steps?" in this forum.
     
  3. JL_COG

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    it never even boots with the card in...searching for bios flash now :(
     
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    Nothing at post? Can you hear drive? Any beeps?
     
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