Problem with AGP Card?

Compaq / Da219a-aba 6370us na850
February 11, 2009 at 12:45:49
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, 2.523 GHz / 1023 MB
I have a problem with my card. My computer boots up with vertical lines and then once i get in windows they are gone. My computer will not let me reinstall the Nvidia driver for this card. So it works with the default driver. I have no access to the memorty on the card. The card used to work but I had to clean up the computer, so I used the restore disc and started fresh. I would replace the card but I don't want to spend alot of money and if so what would be the best 512 AGP card for my computer?


Manufacturer: Compaq presario 05
Model: Da219a-aba 6370us na850
OS: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
CPU/Ram: 2.523 GHz / 1023 MB
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce FX 5700LE (Microsoft Corporation)
Sound Card: Creative Audigy Audio Processor (WDM)


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#1
February 11, 2009 at 13:30:34
>>My computer will not let me reinstall the Nvidia driver for this card.<<

Why, what happens when you try? And what version of Nvidia drivers are you trying to install?

"Doin' right ain't got no end." Cap'n Red Legs


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#2
February 11, 2009 at 13:53:32
the computer gives and error and says it does not recognize the card. I am using the driver off of the nvidia website

GeForce Release 175 WHQL
Version: 175.19
Release Date: July 9, 2008
Operating System: Windows XP, Windows XP Media Center Edition
Language: U.S. English
File Size: 36.8 MB
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#3
February 11, 2009 at 14:39:35
Well, the FX5700LE isn't a very good card, but replacing it with something better would probably cost more than that old system is worth. The power supply would most likely have to be upgraded to handle a decent card...it depends on what HP installed in that model.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

"I have no access to the memorty on the card"

I'm not sure what you mean? Of course you don't have access to the memory, why would you?


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#4
February 11, 2009 at 14:53:36
the nvidia website does an auto search and tells me what driver to use for this card. the card does work as a default but the computer does not see the 256mb on the card. everytime I install the driver and the computer reboots. It makes a bunch of clicking sounds and than shows the verticle lines again. It still boots up but when I check the driver, it is still the default one. Can I upgrade to a cheap card just to get by like another 256 or 512 AGP card or should I go PCI?

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#5
February 11, 2009 at 15:50:35
Don't confuse PCI with PCI-express. PCI sucks. Your board has AGP so why would you wanna downgrade to PCI?

I think there's something missing from your story...like why did you feel you had to use the restore discs? That tells me that you were having major problems. You can't fix a hardware problem by reinstalling the operating system & it would appear that your problem is hardware related.

BTW, since PCI-e has taken over as the primary video card format, decent AGP cards have become very expensive. Then again, the FX5700LE is pretty crappy so just about anything would be an improvement. 512MB doesn't make a card any faster & isn't absolutely necessary but it's pretty hard to avoid these days.

Here's a cheap open box Radeon X1650 Pro. It uses slow GDDR2 memory though. Cards with faster GDDR3 run closer to $100. Note the 4-pin aux power requirement:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...


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#6
February 11, 2009 at 17:40:10
thanks, great advice. I jsut wanted to give the computer a fresh start. Since I started to have the problem with the card before I restored it. it started when I disconected my monitor and hooked up an old 15" I was selling. It started to put lines on the screen. So than I put my good 19" flat screen back on and I still had the lines. I sold the 15" anyway and the guy who bought it, said he had no problem with it. Ever since I had the lines. I plan on buying a kit from tigerdirect. I want it to be under $400 with an operating system. I keep watching for a deal, but I would like to save by fixing our buying a new card.

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#7
February 11, 2009 at 18:45:22
Before you give up on the card, you might try a driver closer to the age of the card, like maybe a year or two after the card came out.

Maybe this one?

WinXP/2k 32-bit - (81.98)

Also, use something like Driver Sweeper (read the directions and be careful!) before installing the driver, especially important when backdating.

"Doin' right ain't got no end." Cap'n Red Legs


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#8
February 12, 2009 at 05:27:05
Jump on one of these cards while you can:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...


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#9
February 12, 2009 at 19:01:36
I didn't get the email in time but thanks for looking out. Any other choices?

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#10
February 12, 2009 at 19:57:58
What about this one from newegg for $39.99? I'm not a fan of ATI, wouldn't Nvidia be better. What do you think and which one should I go with?

Open Box: SAPPHIRE 100198L Radeon X1650 512MB 128-bit GDDR2 AGP 4X/8X Video Card
Chipset Manufacturer: ATI
Core clock: 590MHz
PixelPipelines: 12
Memory Clock: 800MHz
DirectX: DirectX 9
OpenGL: OpenGL 2.0
D-SUB: 1
DVI: 1
Model #: 100198L
Item #: N82E16814102086R
Return Policy: Open Box Item Return Policy


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#11
February 13, 2009 at 01:12:49
i found an even older driver from 2004 that installed and recognized my card. before i restarted i checked the display properties and it showed it. so i rebooted and now i don't get a picture. i can't even put it back on the default driver so at least the computer is useable. so i guese i need a new card.

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#12
February 13, 2009 at 15:55:24
Are you saying you don't even see the Compaq splash screen now? If so, it has absolutely nothing to do with the driver. Drivers are needed for Windows, not for the POST display.

This is odd...according to HP/Compaq, your board doesn't even have an AGP slot?

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...


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