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Video Card Troubles


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#1 Logic

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Posted 15 September 2006 - 09:43 PM

I am having troubles with video cards on my other system. It is an Athlon 64 3200+ 1GB ram and PCI-E. I have tried 2 video cards (Radeon x800 256mb and Radeon 1300 256mb). Both cards are inserted correctly and the memory modules are also in snug. The video card seems to work untill I open a game. I have tried various. The computer seizes up and in some cases the screen jumbles.

I have tried both video cards on my main pc as well and they work fine. In one instance on the messed up computer the mobo gave a long beep (which apparently signifies video or memory problems) however this no longer happens.

Anyone have an idea of what is wrong? Could the motherboard's PCIE slot be toast?

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Posted 15 September 2006 - 11:59 PM

Oh I forgot to mention...I have tried both Omega Drivers and the drivers that come with the video cards.

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Posted 16 September 2006 - 12:41 AM

Do you have an onboard video card?

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Posted 16 September 2006 - 09:31 AM

Yes it has a built in x200. I thought this was supposed to automatically be over-ridden when a graphics card was inserted. Is there a way to switch it off if it's conflicting?

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Posted 17 September 2006 - 05:58 PM

Yes it has a built in x200. I thought this was supposed to automatically be over-ridden when a graphics card was inserted. Is there a way to switch it off if it's conflicting?


The only way to switch off the onboard video is to go into BIOS and turn it off. Or you could also shut it off in the device manager in Windows. The video card should work whether or not you shut the onboard one off though.




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