Question about ASUS P5GZ-MX Motherboard
Did you install the graphics card first, then try to install the drivers from the graphics card's CD? This
method is doomed to fail.
Because Windows 'sees' a new hardware device, and tries to match up one of it's generic drivers. There
wasn't any drivers installed from the CD, so Windows just found the next best thing.
The drivers CD should have been installed first, then the computer turned off, unplugged from power, and
the graphics card installed.
Now the monitor is installed to the graphics card, and you're on your way.
This bypasses the default setting of using the on-board VGA.
What to do now? Delete the software you have installed in your computer, and start over. (Start>Control
Panel>Add/Remove Programs>Graphics software>Remove)
Also you may want to see if an IRQ has been set for PCI VGA. (It's Plug n' Play or otherwise known as PnP)
Go into BIOS Setup, and set an IRQ for the PCI VGA (The term you'll see is -> Allocate IRQ to PCI VGA)
Don't know if you've entered your BIOS Setup before. If so, disregard Number 1 below. (I'm not trying to insult your intelligence)
1.After you press the Power On button, the computer manufacturer logo screen will come up, (or instead
of a pre-built computer manufacturer name, it will be Asus. Computer manufacturer logo? Examples: Dell, Gateway, HP, and so on) Watch your monitor screen closely. As SOON as you see the logo splash screen,
start tapping the Delete key. Tap in 2 second intervals. You will now be in the BIOS Setup utility.
2.You're in the Main Menu. Look across at the headings. Second one over -> Advanced.
Press the Right Arrow key on your keyboard. Advanced will now be highlighted. Press the Enter key.
Now you're in the Advanced sub-menu.
3.See the ->Onboard Devices Configuration heading? 6th heading down. Use the Down Arrow key, and
highlight ->Onboard Devices Configuration Now press the Enter key.
4.See the ->Advanced PCI PnP Settings heading? Use the Down Arrow key to highlight it. Press the Enter
key. Now use the Down Arrow key and highlight -> Allocate IRQ to PCI VGA. Use the Right Arrow key to
highlight Yes, or No. Either Yes, or No, will be to the right. You want it to state Yes. Use the Minus key,
( - ), and Change Value. Change it to -> Yes
Now press the Enter key. Then press F10, and the y key. (It will look like a capital Y for clarity. You'll
be tempted to hold the shift key down, and press the y key. This = NO. Just press the y key. The y key is
for Yes. ->Yes you want to save changes)
Now press the Enter key.
Your computer will restart.
Posted on Jul 17, 2009
1. Enter BIOS Setup by pressing <Del> key during the Power-On Self Test.
2. Select the "Advanced" menu.
3. Go to the "Chipset" sub-menu.
4. Change the "Boot Graphic Adapter Priority" option from "Internal VGA" to "PCI/Int-VGA".
5. Save the settings, & exit BIOS Setup.
Here's a link to the motherboard's user manual in case you need any further details:
Posted on Jul 17, 2009
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