Trying to install ATI Diamond Viper x1600 AGP Pro graphics card
I tried to install my video card, which is 8x agp. When I boot it, I get smoke on the screen and then the screen goes black. The cables are fine and clean and connected properly. The card was working fine on my old mother board. I tried to power it again, and it worked...until I powered it off and booted it up again. same thing, smoke. What should I do?
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u probably hv Integrated SiS Real256E Graphicson ur board..if u r using so, u can upgrade using any 'dedicated' 1 x AGP 8X/4X Card..like: Diamond Viper ATI X1950PRO AGP 512MB Radeon 9200 128MB AGP8X eVGA GeForce FX5200 128MB so on.... ..contact ur system admin/vendor for details n preference....
If you have the latest drivers installed, try uninstalling them, and going back to the 2nd most recent driver released. Sometimes the latest drivers have issues. Work your way back trying multiple drivers if possible until you find the sweet spot. You might try this website, it has a driver cleaner that removes old drivers. Then try reinstalling the driver of your choice. http://www.afterdawn.com/software/desktop_software/other_tools/driver_cleaner_pro.cfm
1-go into safe mood and verify that the card is recognized 2-if you cant enter safe mood for some reason use ati flash just type atiflash -i 3-if you cant boot at all then try using a pci card and check for the cards status
either your power supply is faulty or something in the bios maybe wrong......you should give more info
has recently written some better drivers for the 2400 Pro AGP cards,...Make sure the setting in the BIOS for the motherboard is set to the AGP or PCI for primary video.
For AGP, make sure that you have the power from the power supply connected to the video card. Make sure that your motherboard does support 8X AGP video cards. If you are not sure, please check with motherboard manufacturer for compatibility.
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: http://www.colordrives.com/sapphire-ati-radeon-9550-256mb-ddr-agp-4x-8x-video-card---retail-box.html
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.