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PCIe 16x not picking up graphics card

I got a Nvidia 6100 embedded to my motherboard. I purchased a few different Nvidia cards (from an 8800 - 9600) during christmas time and none would work. I went thru the steps to disable the onboard in BIOS (Funny things about the BIOS, it was all ready set to the PCI, but I don't have a separate graphic card0 and still nothing. I couldn't get a picture thru the new graphics card, actually three different graphics cards. I even took it to the Geek Squad and they said they had no clue why it wasn't working. Is it possible that the PCIe slot is there just for show? Why can't I update my video card?

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  • jahnobi Feb 11, 2009

    i have the same problem on the same machine. there is nothing in the bios to disable the onboard video card. the only options is initial display first option and it was already on PCI-E. i am still stumped by this. i was told that it could be a power issue so i upgraded my power supply. i can' tthink of anything else it can be. i need some help. thanks
    paul


  • Lamar Ryan
    Lamar Ryan May 11, 2010

    Do know what motherboard it is?

  • Thomas F. Schneider May 11, 2010

    Sound like a bad BIOS chip.

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Disable the onboard graphix in bios

Posted on Feb 01, 2009

  • Matthew Spark
    Matthew Spark Feb 27, 2009

    yup, prolly na power supply issue. you have to have a farely powerful psu for those high end graphix cards.

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