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#1 XxThegr81xX

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Posted 28 December 2009 - 12:16 AM

I am scraping a computer together for my friend (Specs at bottom of post), and I have a compatibility question.

I have an old motherboard sitting around (nForce 590 SLI) and he has a video card (GeForce 8400GS, PCI)... The motherboard has PCI-E ports for video, however the card is only PCI... I have tried setting it up but when trying to boot the system beeps once at when the Debug LED reads "2D", and the Debug LED's stops at the code "7F"

Mobo:nForce 590a SLI
CPU:AMD X2 64 5400+
RAM:4GB(4x1gb) Corsair Dominator *Only 2 GB are in currently*
PSU: 450W
Video Card: 8400GS, PCI
HDD:160gb SATA Seagate

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Posted 28 December 2009 - 12:29 AM

You have tried it in a standard PCI slot?

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Posted 28 December 2009 - 12:37 AM

You have tried it in a standard PCI slot?

Yes i have, but the monitor stays in standby mode and doesnt show anything

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Posted 28 December 2009 - 12:45 AM

Does the mobo have an on board display chip? If so try disabling it in the BIOS.

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Posted 28 December 2009 - 01:20 AM

Does the mobo have an on board display chip? If so try disabling it in the BIOS.


It doesn't have any onboard video, and I can't get to the BIOS with no display

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Posted 28 December 2009 - 01:29 AM

Basically what I'm asking is can I use a PCI video card in a motherboard that has PCI-E ports since i'm assuming that the PCI-E ports will most likely be defaulted as the video display ports

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Posted 28 December 2009 - 01:50 PM

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Posted 28 December 2009 - 02:16 PM

The PCI card should work but you will probably need a PCI-e card in order to access the BIOS. Then there may be an option to change where it looks for the video. After the change is made and saved shut the PC off. Remove the PCI-e and install the PCI.

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Posted 28 December 2009 - 02:23 PM

PCI and PCI Express slots are different.
So there is no way a PCI Card can work on a PCI Express slot or the other way round.

The only sensible thing to do, is to purchase a PCI Express card and make use of the newer, faster PCI Express slots.

Edited by ReviverSoft, 28 December 2009 - 02:29 PM.

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Posted 28 December 2009 - 02:38 PM

The PCI card should work but you will probably need a PCI-e card in order to access the BIOS. Then there may be an option to change where it looks for the video. After the change is made and saved shut the PC off. Remove the PCI-e and install the PCI.


Thanks I will try that later when I get home from work *crosses fingers*

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Posted 28 December 2009 - 02:45 PM

Good luck. Let us know how it works out.




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