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#1 Rza

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Posted 25 December 2005 - 06:52 PM

I am installing a pci-e x800 xl graphics card need a little help.
I bought it off of ebay. No install CD
I am not the best with computers I don't know what drivers and what not that I need to download

Also a little more trouble I have a built in chipset that I did disable is there anything else to do

Any help would be great

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Posted 25 December 2005 - 07:46 PM

You should not need to do anything else, if you have disabled it.

What is the video card's manufacture, model, part number, and what chipset (nVidia, ATI, S3,...). This will let us know which site to stear you to for the drivers.
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Posted 25 December 2005 - 08:27 PM

ATI Radeon x800 xl 256 mb
p/n 102A4745210 000001

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Posted 25 December 2005 - 08:41 PM

This is what the ATI Drivers Site recommends.
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Posted 25 December 2005 - 08:56 PM

Thanks for the link but what do I click on when I get there
there is a lot of links on the site
If you could tell me step by step
Sorry for being a novice at this

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Posted 25 December 2005 - 09:01 PM

Are you using DSL/Cable or dialup?
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Posted 25 December 2005 - 09:16 PM

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Posted 25 December 2005 - 09:20 PM

First on your computer create a new folder. Go to My Computer and create a folder and name it ATI Drivers under C:\
Now go to the web page and scroll down to High Speed (DSL/Cable). Click on Download . When the download window opens use the Browse button to select the folder you created. Download the file to that folder.
After the download is complete turn your computer off and install the card. Restart you computer. Go to the folder ATI Drivers where your drivers are, and double click the file. It will be a .zip file, and double clicking it should unzip it.
Once you have unzipped the file look for the file labelled Setup. Double click on it. This will start the install process.
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Posted 25 December 2005 - 09:45 PM

Catalyst 5.13 Windows XP - Driver Download
This is what i downl;oaded is this the right one?
(just making sure)

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Posted 25 December 2005 - 09:59 PM

Ok I made the folder downloaded driver (look at other post for driver name)
When I restart with the card in and monitor hooked up to the card the screen stays black
When I switch the monitor to the old slot with the card in same result
I can;t install the driver because it is looking for hardware and stops the install process
Built in chipset is disabled through device manager (bios did not have it on there)

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Posted 25 December 2005 - 10:13 PM

I do not know what computer you have but on my Dell the BIOS disables the onboard video when it detects he new adapter. Are you sure you have a PCI-e compatible slot on your computer?
Even without the drivers the video card should boot with minimun settings (16 colors 640X480). Then prompt you to install new hardware.You PCI-E slot should be closest to the proccessor.
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Posted 25 December 2005 - 10:30 PM

I am possitive I have a Pci-e slot my pci-e card fits and the sticker on the side of the computer that has all of the info and stats about the computer says it has the pci-express expansion slot

I have a sony vaio/ I have a express chipset 910 built in to my computer Intel says that many of their cards cannot be disabled through the bios(i thought that was wierd) So i disabled it through device manager

The card is in great shape so I don't think it is the problem is there any type of other settings I should edit?

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Posted 25 December 2005 - 11:05 PM

I understand. I am just asking question to make sure we don't miss anything. Have you tried to run with the onboard video enabled?
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Posted 25 December 2005 - 11:50 PM

bad result when I try to run both video cards (onboard w/x800)
The computer won't start for a few minutes after I turn it off when both are active
But still I can;t even get the screen to work it is still balck with the screen saying no input
Is there a monitor setting by any chance

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Posted 26 December 2005 - 12:10 AM

No. There shoud not be a monitor setting. Do you have another computer you can put it in to see if the card maybe bad?
When you remove the ATI card does the computer boot as it did before the installation?
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