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Video Card not recognized

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by moxy, Feb 6, 2007.

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  1. moxy

    moxy Thread Starter

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    My motherboard no longer recognizes my AGP video card.

    The mobo is a Abit SG-80 motherboard w/onboard video and the video card is an ATI AIW 9600 AGP w/256mb, 500w ps.

    The real headscratcher here is that if I take another AGP card (ATI 7000) the card comes up rather than the onboard video. I have put the AIW into another computer and the video card works. So, the mobo slot is good and the video card is good.

    Once in a blue moon the AIW does come up but it is really hit and miss and lately I can't get it working even with reseating. I have also flashed the BIOS to the most recent with no success.

    Any ideas? Is the card or mobo defective?

    Many thanks.
     
  2. telegramsam

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    Well, your only real option at this point is to test the all-in wonder in another machine. Is that something you're able to do?

    See if there's an updated driver for the 9600...

    Boot into safe mode and remove all video drivers, then reinstall the 9600 with an updated driver...

    When you say flashed the BIOS you mean cleared the CMOS, right?

    Not really enough to call it defective yet, but try these things and see if any of it helps...
     
  3. moxy

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    I will try putting the aiw in another machine in the morning and report here.

    The drivers are not an issue as the mobo isn't activating the card so Windows does not see it. The latest Catalyst drivers are installed (but they are not being used as the card does not show up in the device manager).

    I cleared the CMOS when I flashed the bios. I mean I updated the bios to the latest available one on the Abit site.
     
  4. moxy

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    I put the 9600 into an IBM desktop and it was fine. I could see the bios information when the monitor was plugged into that card. On a whim, I also took the nVidia card from the IBM and put it into the SG80 mobo and it was fine too. When I plugged in the monitor to the nVidia card, the boot up sequence was displayed.

    So... the video card works, the motherboard works. Why isn't that card working in that motherboard? Arggg!
     
  5. lee85boro

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    sounds like a driver issue, what os are you running? have you checked see if your os supports the card, e.g a lot of companies dont have compatible drivers for windows vista yet.. especially if its the 64 bit version. have you disabled your onboard video in the bios ?
    changed your video from pci to agp in your bios.
    on some moboz you have to physically disable the onboard video via jumper pins?
    try these and report back :)
     
  6. moxy

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    It isn't an os issue because I unplugged the HD. The motherboard is one of the new fangled ones :p that automatically detects if there is or is not a card in the AGP slot. I tried setting PCI and then back to AGP but no luck. The video comes out of the other card I put into the computer but not that one.
     
  7. lee85boro

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    im lost... some computers tend to have their own minds...if the other one works and the one your trying works in another machine then.... simply that machine doesnt like that card.. lol :S
     
  8. moxy

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    Well, I'm not giving up yet... I wanna see the cool graphical features of Vista lol.

    I'm going to send the card back to ATI under warranty for them to check for shorts and whatever unless there are any strong objections on the board.
     
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