set the pci-e device as the primary display a

April 30, 2011 at 04:56:34
Specs: Windows 7, AMD Phenom 11
I have an ASUS M488td-evo board. I wanted to install a single graphics pcie card. I tried to disable the onboard graphics and set the primary to the single card with no luck. I get a blank screen with 8 beeps. The new card fires up but no video. Swapped it out twice already. It is an Asus ENGTX460. The bios won't let me choose surround veiw as an option, Any ideas?

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April 30, 2011 at 05:10:32

According to this, it's a display memory error. Reset the bios for onboard video. Boot up and see if all is well. If it is, shut down and install the card, the new card should automatically be recognized. Then install the drivers for it if it works. Make sure you have an adequate power supply and that it's hooked up correctly.

Here's the psu requirements for video cards.

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April 30, 2011 at 07:20:34
The card should just work. Disabling the onboard video or changing the initial display settings should be done AFTER the card is installed & working.

Make sure the card is fully seated in it's slot & locked in place. Also, make sure you have both 6-pin PCIe plugs connected to the card. It won't work without them. As alluded to above, you'll need a damn good quality power supply with plenty of amps on the +12v rail.

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April 30, 2011 at 13:59:54
Thnx. Will give it a try

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