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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.
Difficulty of installing computer video card should be a 2 out of 5.
Write down important information from the top or bottom of the card such as the Model Number, Serial Number and specifications.
Ensure you are familiar with ESD and its potential dangers.
When physically installing the video card, ensure the computer is powered down and unplugged.
Finally, verify that the computer has an available AGP slot and/or PCI slot for the video card. If you are planning on taking out your previous video card to install the new video card ensure that the slot will be compatible with your video card. Some computer cases have a proprietary AGP slot causing only certain video cards to be compatible with the computer.
Set Jumpers While today most Video Cards are configured or setup through either software or through Plug-n-Play, if your Video Card has jumpers verify that the jumpers are properly set. The jumpers generally determine the IRQ resource settings. Additional information about resource settings can be found on our resource page. Install into Expansion slot Today, Video cards are capable of connecting into a PCI or AGP slot. Locate an available slot within the computer and gently push the card into the slot until it snaps and holds place. Once the card is in the slot, place a screw into the top of the card to hold the card into position. Additional information about the computer bus or expansion slots can be found on ourcomputer hardware bus page. BIOS setup Once the Video Card has been successfully physically installed into the computer, place the case back onto the computer and connect the keyboard, monitor and power to the computer (we recommend that you do not connect all the cables yet, if problems are experienced you may have to disconnect all the cables again). If your computer has an on-board video card, determine if the Video card can be disabled through BIOS. Turn the computer back on and as it begins booting, enter BIOS setup. If this option is not present in BIOS we recommend your review documentCH000193. Additional help and information about the BIOS can be found on our BIOS page. Software setup After the card has been installed, your video card should have included software drivers for your operating system. If the video card did not include drivers or the drivers appear not to work, you can find a listing of drivers on our video card driver page.
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.
yes you can use graphic card such as (AGP) if your motherboard has AGP slot on the motherboard, before installing the graphic card, goto CMOS setup by pressing F2 or Del key while your system bootups and disable the onboard display in the setup and save it, then switch off your computer, then install the graphic card and start your computer hope your computer will works fine.
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.
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.