Posted 19 January 2006 - 11:16 PM
I think I posted this in the wrong forum before. Let me try again.
I bought a new graphics card today. GeForce FX 5500 256MB AGP. I tried installing it. I installed the card(in the correct slot), turned on the computer, went into BIOS and clicked on the option "Integrated Devices(Legacy Select Options) and changed it from "Auto" to "AGP"(disabling the onboard Intel integrated Graphics). Saved it and continued with rebooting. Did what the directions said installing software, etc, no error messages, nothing. I checked in the DxDiag.exe and under Display--Device--name, manufacturer,chip type, etc....there was nothing. It seemed like the card wasn't there. I looked for AGP driver downloads, I couldn't find anything. Spoke with Dell, looked at Intel's website. I finally, uninstalled the card, removed it and basically reversed everything I did. (then I checked the DxDiag.exe again and Intel integrated Graphics was back under Display--devices...) Now I am back where I started. I don't know what to do. I hope that all made sense. Obviously I am new at this level.
I have a Dimension 4600, Windows XP, Pentium 4
I would welcome any advice or thoughts.