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Problem posting with agp video cards

Need help getting this board to post

i am using it in a case that has a 350w power supply and am using 256mb 133MHz memory

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Can I use a AGP 8X ATI Radeon 9550 256MB 128bit Video Card in my pc?

No. The mainboard you are listing is not capable of AGP cards. AGP cards have gone the way of the dinosaur. Modern mainboards do not have AGP-compatible slots anymore, only PCIE 1x, 8x, and 16x slots.

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Cant install powercolor 9600 pro on EliteGroup 845GV-M3 mobo... Fan will run in agp express slot but hardware not found on boot up (win XP)

HI findads,

You need to make a change in your bios. Still have your manual for the 845GV-M3 motherboard?
If not you can download it at this link:
You will also need Adobe reader to view the pdf file. Get Adobe for free at:

If you have already installed the 9600 AGP card, please shut down your system. Unplug the power cord from the power supply. Open your case & remove the 9600 AGP card. One must follow an order of sequences’ when changing graphics cards. Once removed, reconnect the power cord to the power supply & boot the system. (It’s ok not to close your case). As the system starts to boot, press the Delete key on your keyboard every two seconds. The main bios menu will load. Read the instruction at the bottom of the menu which will show you how to move about in the bios.
(The mouse does not function while in the bios).
Using the manual to help change a settings.

Go to Advanced Chipset Features page 35, than into Integrated Peripherals, page 37.
Set Init Display First to [AGP]. Save the bios & exit. The system will auto restart. Once your screen goes to black, press & hold the power on / off button on your case until the system shuts off.
Unplug the power cord from the power supply. Install the AGP video card. Make sure it is completely seated & even in the AGP slot. Screw it down. Before closing the case, re-check all internal power connections to every device & all data connections. (Snug fit). Close your case & reconnect the power cord to the PC. Boot your system. You should have display & windows should load.
Install the CD software for the 9600 Pro video card. Restart the PC. Go to power color & check for any driver updates for the 9600 Pro card.
Before installing any update from PowerColor check windows for updates.

Everything should work out ok.
Good luck findads!
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Oct 16, 2008 | EliteGroup 845GV-M3 Motherboard

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Graphic card problem

Hi BIOS21, I know this much. I know you're motherboard can not use a PCI-Express video card. You're board can not support SLI. I know from looking & reading the manual for the MSI KM4-L you're board supports an AGP video card. I also know some AGP video cards need extra power for them to function. This varies from card to card. You did find an open power port on you're AGP NVIDA 6600 256MG 128bit card. So plug in the power cord. Every AGP card receives power from the AGP port. Enough to run the fan. Depending on the card it may also need more power provided by the system to function. This is you're case. The power connector would not be on the card if it was not needed. Other AGP cards use the same power cord as a floppy drive. (Just so you know).


Jun 11, 2008 | MSI KM4M-L Motherboard

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Graphics card problem

Hi rovin,
So you bought an XFX GeForce 256MB video card. You're board has 1 free AGP 8x video slot & 3 PCI (White opened slots).
You mention there is not slot for the new card. (What type of video card did you buy)? PCI-E, AGP or PCI?
The only slot you're board does not have is a PCI-Express.
Look in you're manual on page 1-7 for the location of the AGP video card slot.
94565e6.jpg If you bought the wrong card, exchange it for an AGP 8x or PCI.
The ASUS P5PE-VM uses a integrated Intel® 865G chipset with integrated Intel® Extreme Graphics 2 Technology, which uses you're system memory to function.
If you need a manual you can download it from Asus. Click on the link to open to the P5PE-VM download site.

I hope you find this helpful.


May 11, 2008 | ASUS P5PE-VM Motherboard

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Intel P$ 1.8 mhz on a D845HV/D845WN board

Before removing your current card swap video outputs on the PC. If currently connected to the VGA output switch to the HDMI connector AT the video card. Use the HDMI to VGA adapter that came with the video card. Check & see if the display loads Pc starts. Taking the information directly from your motherboard manual pg. 25, your AGP video can only run at, AGP supporting 1.5 V 4X AGP cards. The 9600pro runs at 8x & it is not backwards compatible. (able to run at either 8x or 4x). You could run the Sappire ATI Radeon 256MB 9550 DDR AGP 4x/8x 1.5volt card.
Here is one site:
When you do get the video card be sure to set your bios AGP to the correct size as listed in your manual pg. 109 subsection 4.4.7
I hope this helped.

Feb 20, 2008 | Intel Motherboard

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Video signal

If it worked fine before the AGP card was removed then the problem is probably related to your BIOS settings. The BIOS setting that controls the integrated video may be set to OFF.
  1. Insert an AGP video card
  2. connect the monitor to the card
  3. boot to BIOS
  4. check settings
  5. turn ON integrated video
  6. save and exit BIOS
  7. shutdown
  8. Remove AGP card
  9. connect monitor to motherboard video port.
  10. Reboot.

What happened?

Jan 26, 2008 | EliteGroup 661FX-M Motherboard

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Power boot up problems

Check your bios for your power failure setting
it may be set to instant on of power failure
you need to set that to off

Jan 02, 2008 | Asrock AM2NF3-VSTA (4711140874470)...

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PNY geforce 6600 ddr 256mb agp/ with Asrock k7s41 motherboard When i install PNY geforce 6600, sis 741 chip on mobo seem to be still running. have changed to AGP from PCI in bios, card will...

PSU 250W usually isn`t good with GF6600 (like and high) videocards. Strongly recommended 350W and high for this configuration (and "350W" - not only numbers in model - for really QUALITY PSUs).

Sep 25, 2007 | Asrock K7S41 Motherboard

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