Solved add video card to acer m5640-b5406a not recognizin

July 1, 2014 at 12:36:31
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acer m5640-b5406a adding video card but mother board not recognizing card in pci-e slot, I cannot find cmos

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July 2, 2014 at 19:48:31
Thanks for everyone's help.
I upgraded Power Supply.
It is Del key for Setup.
Cannot find anything in Bios to change Video to secondary card.

Tried both a video card that required Power and 2nd that did not.
Checked motherboard specs for pin/jumper to enable disable PCI x16, nothing.

Upgraded Bios. Still nothing for alternate setting.
Reset Bios Jumper to clear.

(we did take power surge or bios upgrade that corrupted Seagate hard drive (Finally fixed hard drive with new hard drive board and Bios upgrade after 4 years)

Final conclusion: Motherboard Bios messed up that does not allow it to recognize PCI x16 or slot is bad.



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July 1, 2014 at 12:51:16
So you plunked in the new card and what happened? Acer could be F1 or F2 to get into the bios system, that's where you need to go to select the PCI/E card. The card is usually picked up automatically, but some do require you set it in the bios. Shut off unit, put in new card, turn on unit, Press F2, to get into the bios and under the settings somewhere there will be the option to use the onboard video or card.

To err is human but to really screw things up, you need a computer!


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July 1, 2014 at 12:51:34
What is the make model of video card?

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July 1, 2014 at 17:42:01
Video Card:
XFX NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GSO (PVT96OS1S4) 768 MB DDR2 SDRAM PCI Express x16

I cannot find anything in Acer Bios to select PCIe vs Motherboard..
I thought It should 1st recognize card, or I needed to select, but cannot find anything
I found YouTube video on model that suggested this card upgrade from 7200 model but nowhere can I find anyone showing actual upgrade procedure

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July 2, 2014 at 04:55:01
I believe the Del key will get you into the BIOS, but obviously you will need working graphics to be able to do anything. The "Primary Video" setting should be set to "auto" by default, so assuming you inserted the card correctly, the integrated graphics should automatically be disabled. However, the 9600 GSO requires a minimum of a 400W power supply & also requires a 6-pin PCIe power plug connected to the card. Did you connect the plug? And it appears your Acer came with a 300W power supply. If it hasn't been upgraded, it may not have enough power to handle the new card.

9600 GSO info: http://www.geforce.com/hardware/des...

Acer M5640 info: http://acersupport.com/acerpanam/de...

Here's the manual (direct download): http://www.elvikom.pl/forum/downloa...

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July 2, 2014 at 19:48:31
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Thanks for everyone's help.
I upgraded Power Supply.
It is Del key for Setup.
Cannot find anything in Bios to change Video to secondary card.

Tried both a video card that required Power and 2nd that did not.
Checked motherboard specs for pin/jumper to enable disable PCI x16, nothing.

Upgraded Bios. Still nothing for alternate setting.
Reset Bios Jumper to clear.

(we did take power surge or bios upgrade that corrupted Seagate hard drive (Finally fixed hard drive with new hard drive board and Bios upgrade after 4 years)

Final conclusion: Motherboard Bios messed up that does not allow it to recognize PCI x16 or slot is bad.


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