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Steps tp instal Nvidia 6200 AGP card

I am having a system AthlonXP 2600 with mother board Asus A7V8X-MX with an inbuilt graphics 512mb DDRam. I have now brought a new Nvidia  Gforce6200 LE AGP(256mb). I wish to know what are the procedure to install this new AGP card into this mother board and what are the procedure to disable my existing graphics card( if i have to).

your suggestions will be most appreciated.

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  • cool_avm Oct 19, 2007

    But the current graphics is an on board one. where is the option to disable it. or will it be automatically disabled once i install this.

  • cool_avm Oct 19, 2007

    Thnak you very much 'Gskellig' . i ma going to try it. my main confusion was whether i have to disable my previous one. and i couldn,t find the option for that. Yes i am using Windos Xp But i have also an windows 98 istall along with WIN Xp. though i do not use that. will that cause any problem?



     



     

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Once you have your computer unplugged and taken apart to the point where you can access the AGP slot, take off the small metal cover on the back of your computer (usually fixed with a single screw). Gently place the Nvidia graphics card into the slot, DO NOT force it in. If it's not going in, make sure all the pins lined up right. Try going in from a different angle if necessary.

If everything goes smoothly, then you're done with the first part.

Now plug everything back in, and turn on your computer. You could try the new graphics card now if you wish, you might get a signal. Although even if you do we're not done yet. If you don't get a signal, just plug it into the old slot, we'll configure it with that one for now.
(For this next part I'm going to assume you're in windows XP)

Once you've booted to your desktop, we'll need to install drivers.
If your GeForce 6200 came with a CD for drivers (which it probably did) put that in now. If not you'll have to search around on google for a bit, (I'd be glad to help you with that as well).
Install any drivers/utilities it recommends. Most default settings should be good. When that's done, turn off your computer, (plug in to your new graphics card if necessary), and see if it works!

When you've booted with your new graphics card, right click on the desktop and click properties, then go to the settings tab.
Change the resolution to what you want, you'll probably want about 1280x1024 (pretty standard these days) unless you have a widescreen monitor, then just move the slider until you find a resolution that looks good on your screen.
Make sure the color quality is 32bit, if it's not, and you can't change it we have a problem.

If you're on a flat panel monitor this is also a good time to use cleartype (windows vista enables it automatically I believe). If you wish to do this, go to the appearance tab, click effects, check the second box down, and change it to "ClearType" you can change it back if you don't like the way it looks.

Tips:
-Unplugging everything except the power grounds the system so it's harder to accidentally shock with your body, just make sure a part of your body is touching the metal case when you're working. Also make sure the computer is OFF. (If you do unplug it, touch a sink or ground yourself another way before working, this discharges your static electricity).

-Windows Update might find all the required drivers for you, if you're having trouble you could just try running that.

-If you're using another operating system besides windows XP, the second half of my tutorial is probably very useless.

-You shouldn't have to disable your other graphics card, in fact if you want you could plug in two monitors into your two graphcis cards, and get them to work simultaneously. One will obviously have better graphics than the other, but hey, two is still better than one, right?

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  • Conor McBride Oct 19, 2007

    The fact that you have windows 98 installed won't matter to your winXP performance (except you'll have less disk space). But if you try to boot in win98 the graphics card won't have any drivers... (probably won't work).

    You shouldn't disable your other graphics card, leave it enabled in case you ever want to use it.

    HOWEVER... I have seen a few cases where the on-board graphics card doesn't like when you install a new one. It's rare that your computer will have this problem but it's possible. I'll be glad to help if you have any more trouble.

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Nothing u need to open teh cabinet and remove the old one and connect the new one>and turn on pc>and if u have a cd with the agp card then run that>and it will automatically installed

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