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Your AGP (Advanced Graphics Port) slot is a Video Card Slot on *********** Board... It is usually a brown slot this is above the PCI (white slots). You have to have a Video Adapter ( video card ) for your PC to display ANYTHING, so you either have a card or you have onboard video which shared some of your system RAM for Video. This card is where you plug in your monitor, so if your monitor plugs into a seperate card then you probably have an AGP card, if it plugs in near the mouse/kb/sound then it is most likely an onboard video adapter.
Repeat the procedures you learned , the exact same procedures apply to all situations
With certan motherboards you may still not see any video output
Which may mean an incompatability with the motherboard or defect
My advice is to plug in a CRT to the primary video port as a first step to getting video
Primary video port can also be the onboard video
Once you've got video you can begin the process of shutting down the onboard video and inserting
your new video card , with some motherboards if the person adds a new agp video card the system will automaticaly shut down the onboard video and use the new agp video card
BEFORE adding a new AGP video card
Don't forget to install ALL of your Microsoft Windows Critical Updates and Service Packs
because they will contain information and files that some computers require in order to function
properly with Nvidia Graphics Cards
That is especialy true of the FIC nforce2 motherboard.
For user BIOS21 & julio1963,
How to enable you're (Add-in AGP video card) & disable the onboard, integrated S3 graphics UniChrome 2D/3D PCI graphics card.
Enter you're bios. Open you're user manual to page 3-13. Integrated Peripherals. Go to, Init display first. Set to AGP.
(Not to PCI). That is all you need to change. The MSI bios will than see you're add in AGP card & automatically disable the PCI S3 graphics, (Onboard) card.
If I can help you further, feel free to post here.
Please, each user's vote this issue as a fix, if this helped you to get you're bios to see you're new AGP graphics cards.
is it a new graphic card? Sometimes that happens when the graphic card gets overheated and fries up some chips. and sometimes those lines appear when the graphic card has fault in Direct Draw. Try setting your BIOS settings to default. if it doesn't work, i recommend you to take the graphic card to the nearest hardware tech ;)