Posted 14 March 2008 - 02:28 PM
Okay, so I'm looking to get some computer games and I figured I would need legitimate graphics. I have a whole box of very old graphics cards (1MB - 8MB each), not very good at all. In fact they're horrible. Last year I got a PC as a gift (used) from my dad, and it came with an integrated graphics chip and a Rage Pro 128 AGP 4X TMDS (16MB) graphics card. When I plug the monitor into the graphics card, all is well. When I plug it into the integrated graphics though, nothing shows up. The monitor (Sony SDM-M51) doesn't detect being connected to the computer and the screen is black. I'm assuming something might be wrong with the integrated graphics, and I'm hoping it's probably better than 16MB memory so I can start using that instead. But as I said it doesn't detect when I connect it. So basically, 2 questions:
1. How can I get my computer to detect my Sony SDM-M51 monitor? (Didn't come with a CD, came used with the used PC. Currently it's set to plug and play monitor).
2. How can I get the integrated graphics chip working?
Sony Vaio PCV-RX540 Digital Studio PC
1.2GHz Intel Celeron Processor
Rage Pro 128 AGP 4X TMDS 16MB graphics
CD-RW read/write drive, DVD-ROM drive
And I researched the computer and found out that the integrated graphics chip (the one that doesn't work) is an Intel 815E internal AGP graphics system. Thanks for any help.