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PCI-express won't come up.

I installed my 915G-M board with my SB-live card and a PCI-express nvidia 8500GT 512mb graphics card.

The sound card will not work, Drivers install ok, and it registers as operational in the system devices. It just crackles when I try to play sound through it. I removed it and enabled onboard sound for now. I'll tackle that problem later.

My big concern is that my Video card is not recognized. My monitor is connected through the graphics port on my PCI-E card and it displays at 32 bit 1280x1024, but its dog slow. I checked the video settings and it says that it is using the onboard graphics processor. In the device manager under system resources, the PCI-E bus has a yellow "!" next to it and it says its resources are all conflicting with the onboard graphics processor. There is no where in the CMOS to disable onboard graphics and if I disable the device in windows it no longer boots. If I boot in safe mode or VGA mode I just get a black screen. I restored to last good setting and it comes up again with the PCI-E card conflicting and unused. The drivers for it are loaded and installed, but the card is not present in the device manager. Please help!

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Re: PCI-express won't come up.

BIOS Setup Utility; go to Advance Chipset Features
PEG Port is your PCI-EXPRESS…Enable/Disable

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