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Re: Installing AGP card
Once you turn on the computer, you need to go ointo the bios and disable onboard video and put it to init agp first.
After that turn it off, unplug computer, press and hold power button in for 10 secs to discharge any remaining electrical charge, then open it up and put in the agp card, plug the monitor into it, replug in the comptuer and off you go.
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Please check inside the computer case if the AGP slot is there, according to the user manual there is no AGP slot and so a AGP card has no connector on the mainboard to be connected to - No it can not be installed to this mainboard.
You can only use PCI Video cards if there is no AGP slot.
Usually you need to disable the on-board video/activate the AGP slot in the BIOS before adding the video card. (Check your manual for entering the BIOS - often hit F1 or F2 (or enter when prompted) as you start the computer before the OS starts loading.)
I have no idea how you see the BIOS information without a working video to start.
ok hmmmm maybe it only except 4x agp? is it very old? maybe the slot maybe burned out? do you have enough power source to run the card? i cant think of anything else.. good luck. my agp card did the same thing when the power source burned out. some day i would get nice veiw someday a dark screen. i though restarting would help and eventually the power source burned out.
When the Computer is off install the AGP card and put it together next start the computer when it starts up hit Del key before it boots up go into bios go to devices and disable onboard video, then hit F10 say yes to save changes and reboot it will then detect the card and will ask for drivers for the card. Be sure you read the directions for the video card You may have to install the drivers first, since you did not mention the card brand names and what mother board you have. Asus has many mother boards.
Check the motherboard user guide for how to reset to default factory settings. If the BIOS is set to work with the on-board only and the on-board VGA is dead the motherboard is supose to detect that and switch to AGP. If is not doing that chances are not only the on-board VGA controller is gone ... the motherboard is gone too.
Try with a PCI video card.
1.Reboot with the AGP or PCI video card installed - assuming the on-board is gone but the motherborad still OK.
2. Press DELETE key
is supose to go in BIOS settings menu.
Browse and Look for on board VGA adapter ENABLE/DISABLE setting or something similar.
First question: Are you sure you have a PCI card? there are several points here: Make sure you have the monitor connected to the correct output on your computer. (In this case to the output of the graphics card, not to your onboard output) If you have a PCI card set bios to PCI Setting it to AGP means the computer is looking for a graphics card in you AGP-slot on you motherboard.
I cannot help thinking, that you actually have a AGP card in a AGP slot and that you computer is not working on onboard, but on AGP. But you can check which graphics device is used, in display properties (right-click Desktop, Properties, Settings)
Can you press the F1 key or DELETE key and bring up the Setup menu? Can you see it?
If you can't see the above, it sounds like someone was not grounded to the computer case when they installed the new motherboard. Static electricy is the #1 killer to all electronics. If this is the case, you will have to buy an aftermarket video card and install it to see anything.
The VGA monitor will work with any video cards on the market.
If the motherboard said that it uses an AGP video card. That is the only one it will use. Make sure the card matches the motherboard or it will not work. All video cards are marked on the outside top of the box and your motherboard is maked by the AGP slot. Make sure you get the right speed format also. 8X will only work with a 8X.
I hope this helps and I will check back later to see how you made out.