Question about EliteGroup L7VMM2 Motherboard
My WI XP pc has an ECS motherboard -L7VMM2 with integrated graphics. The handbook says the AGP slot has a 4x AGP edge connector.
I'm not a gamer but on-line video was sluggish, so I installed a GE Force FX5200 - 256MB card in the unused AGP slot.
The card is not recognized by Device Manager or Display Adaptors. When I run the WIN XP driver setup from the suppied CD it reads "NVIDIA setup could not locate any drivers compatible with hour current Hardware".
I have checked the card is locked in the AGP slot. Also whe I connected my display's DVI lead to the FX5200 DVI socket the screen became distorted and displayed "out of range", so I've connected the VGA lead into the card-ie no improvement.
This is my first upgrade fail on our home pc! Can you help?
Peter, you need to enter your bios & make a change.
How to enter bios? Start the PC & begin pressing the Delete key every two seconds untill the display screen opens to the bios menue. Peter here at the main menue of your bios look to
Pg. 29 in your motherboard manual. If you do not have your manual download it from the link provided:
In order to move about in the Bios look at the bottom of the screen. There you will see how to move about using your keyboard.
Take your time in the bios. It can be confusing, even for me!
On pg. 30 change the Video (EGA / VGA) to AGP if available.
If AGP is not listed do not change.
Go to Pg. 35&36
Advanced Chipset Features
AGP & P2P Bridg Control Change to AGP if listed.
VGA Share Memory Size Change to 0 if possible.
The onboard/intergrated AGP uses part your system memory to function.
AGP & P2P Bridge Control
Play it safe & change to the size of memory to 256Mb.
Which matches your FX5200 memory
AGP Fast Write to Enable
AGP Driving Control set to Auto
AGP Master WS Write to Enable & same for Read.
Save & exit bios. The system will re-start.
If after your system starts back up & enters into windows & you notice you do not have video switch the cable connected to the other VGA out-put on the FX5200. Your display should show up.
Install your software for your new card.
If you have troubles Pete just post back here & I'll address them.
& please vote...
Posted on Feb 25, 2008
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All AGP based cards are backwards compatible, so an 8x card should operate at 4x 2x and 1x
however what is important is the voltage of your slot, you can tell by looking at the slot itself, the AGP slot may have a partition either 1/3 or 2/3rds down the slot, or may have no partition at all,
this slot partition is to prevent you from inserting a card of the wrong voltage.
If there is no partition in the AGP slot then the slot has a switchable voltage, and will automatically switch to the appropriate voltage, (on request from the graphics card AUTOMATIC)
so all you need to check is that the graphics card you buy has slots on the AGP interface that accomodate those on your board
according to the manual
This board has a 4x AGP slot
Oct 09, 2007 | Intel Motherboard
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