Question about ASUS A7S8X-MX Motherboard
I have an older computer that is running the ASUS A7S8X motherboard with AMD Sempron 2500, onboard video, DVD-RW drive and 2 hard drives. My daughter is using this to play Sims 2 and Sims 2 Pets and we are experiencing flashing walls in the game. The Sims websites had 2 suggestions: more memory and a stand alone graphics card.
Original system had 512 MB memory so I have upgraded to 2 GB of memory. Did not solve issue while playing the game so now onto install of the graphics card.
Purchased ATI Radeon HD 2600Pro 256 MB (AGP) and installed into the computer.
First issue encountered:
The graphics card requried 2 points of power from power supply. I could only achieve this by disconnecting 1 of hte hard drives. Is there a connector cable of some sort that would allow me to reconnect this hard drive and still get power to the graphcis card?
Second issue encountered:
Powered up the computer, loaded the software and drivers for the graphics card and all seems well but upon restarting of the computer I get a new hardware device found messge for a PCI and I do not have anything installed in this slot. Not sure what is causing this and could use some guidance.
1st issue...you can get an adapter to extend & spit one power plug into two at a very low cost,
2nd issue...if it is not causing any problems ,the next time it comes up, sellect "donot show again"
Posted on Mar 12, 2008
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