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New pc build

Starting a new pc build. asus motherboard said not to install both 8600 gt cards only one before i install operating system(vista home preaum. Is this nessary?

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Re: new pc build

Yes windows needs to install one primary driver first and decide which is the primary display.

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No sound

You can download the audio drivers from ASUS WEB site. Select your model motherboard, and make sure you select the Windows XP or Vista version of the drivers that matches your Windows operating system. Click on this link: -

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Can i put nVIDIA geforce 8600 on my p5sd2-vm

Yes, your Asus motherboard will support the Nvidia GeForce 8600 PCI-Express graphics card.
However one thing you should consider. The 8600 card is SLI compatible but the motherboard only has one PCI-E x16 slot.
You will also need to make some changes in your bios.
In order to help you configure your system for a PCI-E graphics follow these steps.
1. Uninstall your current display driver software through windows control panel. Windows may ask you to restart your system, do not restart. Shut windows down which will shut off the system.
2. Unplug the power cable from the system & open your case.
3. Install your 8600 card. (Double check it is installed correctly & if needed has the extra power cord connected to the card.
4. Re-connect the power cord.
5. During boot up enter the bios by pressing the Delete key every couple seconds.
6. Once in the bios click the Advanced tab, see top of page 2-19 in your manual.
7. Than open Onboard Device Configuration
Open North Bridge Configuration, see page 2-22
Change Primary Graphics Adapter to [PCI-E]
Change Internal VGA to [Disable]
Change Share Memory Size to [Disable]

8. Save Bios changes & exit. Your system will auto restart.
Once windows has finished loading install the 8600 driver software & directX 10.0. You can also go to nVidia & download the latest software driver @

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Display problem

Hi there
try going into the bios settings and disable the on board graphics and change it to PCI or PCI Express.
You may have to plug the monitor into the on-board VGA port to do this, once done shut the computer down and change graphics port, then restart the pc, your problem should now be solved

Good luck and kind regards

Jan 06, 2009 | ASUS P4SGX-MX Motherboard

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Clarification Request

Hi jlg371,
Did you know that Asus warrants their boards for three years?
Why buy a new board when you can have yours' replaced by Asus!
While inside your case, look at the parallel port. There is a white sticker there. Write down the information onto a piece of paper. Call Asus tech at: 1-812-282-2787 M-F 8:00AM to 5:00PM EST.
It’s best to call in the morning. Get a case number from Asus. The way this works is you'll strip the board including the CPU. Box it & ship it back to Asus. You pay to ship it to Asus. (Signature Requested)!
Asus pays to ship back to you. Expect 2 weeks, 10 working days (Min) to pass before Asus ships your MB back to you.

Good luck jlg371!

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Compatible Graphics Card for ASUS P5LD2-VM SE Motherboard

Yes its compactable !! but u can onlt add 1 ;-)
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Asus p5rd1-vm motherboard problem of graphics card

Hi shuter. Your Asus P5RD1-VM has an integrated video adapter ATI® Radeon 9600 GPU. You need to enter your bios & change the video start up order. Pg.2-22 in your manual.
Configuration options: [IGD] [PEG/IGD] [PCI/IGD]
Boot Graphics Adapter Priority [PEG/IGD]
Save & exit. Check system at boot up for correct memory count.

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Hey, set the bios setting to auto. As far as I know and I have two 8600 GTs in my pc on sli I havent had to do such thing in the control panel. Directx diag reports 1008MB of videomemory for me. (both cards)

Havent had any problems myself Il test that when I get home tonight. Il provide you with more help incase I have to sort the same problem in my own pc.

Feb 15, 2008 | ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe Motherboard

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vista wont load on more than 2 GB of RAM.
Reduce it to 2 GB and then install vista.
after complete installation add the pther RAM.

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