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HIS Radeon X1300 Misdetected

I am upgrading a friend's graphics card for him and I have encountered a very strange problem. He was using the motherboard graphics card (junk), but at one point he had an Nvidia card. Now he has a HIS Radeon X1300 that connects to a PCI slot. I started the computer with the monitor still plugged into the motherboard to make sure the settings were correct on the Radeon, but when I went to the hardware manager there was no Radeon card... but there was an Nvidia GeForce FX 5200!

I don't know if that was the card he had before, but for whatever reason the computer will not detect the Radeon for what it is. When I plug the monitor into the card (both VGA connections), nothing displays.

I tried uninstalling the device, installing the Catalyst software and then detecting the device again, but it continues to be found as an Nvidia. The only thing I could think of is that there may be a lingering driver causing this, but shouldn't the Catalyst software supersede it? I am stumped... help, please!

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Re: HIS Radeon X1300 Misdetected

Do the BIOS update !

in the advanced BIOS features there should be a onboard GPU tab, put it on disabled or on initiate AGP/PCI first (depends on the BIOS), so to be sure that the onboard card is disabled !

Connect the display to the HIS card , and at least on bootup there should be info displayed on the screen . If not than : - try to reinsert the video card (bad connection ) (also check if its a card that needs external power source ( i doubt it))
- check if the video card is compatible with the motherboard (should be in the user manual, or on the producers site ... )
- check on another comp. if the card is good ....

hope it helps u ... if not, give more details ....

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