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Vista haven´t detected my card.

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  1. alsord

    alsord Thread Starter

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    I just put a new Videocard in to the PCI/E slot, but now I cant find it.
    Vista cant find it and I can find it in BIOS, its like it isn´t in!

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    OS: MS Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit SP2
    Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 DualCore 4400+
    Menory: 3,0 GB DDR2 Ram
     
  2. flavallee

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    You didn't provide a description of the video card.

    Did you install the driver for it after you restarted your computer?

    What's listed in the Device Manager under Display Adapters and Other Devices?

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  3. alsord

    alsord Thread Starter

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    I have an onboard ATI Radeon 2100 with shared Ram

    I want a GeForce 7300GS.

    "Device Manager under Display Adapters and Other Devices?"
    ATI Radeon 2100 only
     
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    From what you're saying, I'm assuming that you installed a NVIDIA GeForce 7300GS video card, but the Device Manager is still recognizing the on-board ATI Radeon 2100 graphics controller.

    If that's the case, have you disabled the on-board graphics controller in the Device Manager or in the BIOS setup?

    Some BIOS setups allow the on-board graphics controller to be disabled, but not all of them do.

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    You asumed correct (y)

    I have tried in the BIOS but im not 100% sure what to do so I rather keep out.

    If i disable it in the Device Manager wont the screen go black or what???
     
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    The screen wont go black.
    Disable the On-board card in the BIOS and enable the one you have attached.
    Also attach the monitor to the new card
     
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    If you disable the ATI Radeon 2100 on-board graphics controller and you've already installed the NVIDIA GeForce 7300GS video card and its driver, it should kick in and take over.

    And make sure you have the monitor connected to the video card port and not to the on-board graphics controller port. I've seen that mistake happen.

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  8. alsord

    alsord Thread Starter

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    Ive had some IRL help today with some old fashioned trouble shooting and we figuret out that the card was fried.
    Så i got a new one no that works and its better than the 7300.

    But thanks anyway.
     
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    Now we know why it wasn't recognized. :eek:

    I'm glad to hear you got the problem resolved. (y)

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    Who is an IRL?
     
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