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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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  • Baratacus Nov 12, 2007

    I didn't mention it, but I already tried enabling and disabling the audio and vido from the bios. The video won't even come up without the peg enabled since i can't seem to get a video signal through the onboard graphics port. It will run the onboard video signal through the PEG board, but it won't actually recognize the PEG as its own graphics display device.

    The sound card issue was with the onboard audio disabled as well. I couldn't even get static from the soundblaster with the onboard audio enabled. At least the onboard audio works through its own ports though.

  • Baratacus Nov 18, 2007

    went to the website and downloaded the new bios and the bios flash program. I flashed the bios and it solved the problem. Apparently theres a problem with the old bios recognizing the pci card as well as problems with using add on sound cards. Thanks for the help peepnklown.



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

Posted on Nov 11, 2007

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    Frank Nov 11, 2007

    You can also Enable/Disable the onboard AUDIO in the same TAB; disable the onboard and install the SoundBlaster.

  • Frank
    Frank Nov 11, 2007


    I found all of that information from downloading the manual; plus you get can BIOS/DRIVERS also.



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