Solved graphics card display problem.. help please...

Asus P5gd2 premium motherboard
February 2, 2012 at 04:34:22
Specs: Windows XP, 1.5
first read this link.. here i have described my problem.

I've done the modding myself. and put an x16 card on x1 slot. when i booted a new pci device is found and asked me for the driver and installed the driver. ( testing with a 8500gt).
now i can see the display adapter in device manager. also gets details in SIW and GPUZ. they all detect the correct model and give all details about the card.

But I am not getting display through the card. only the onboard port is displaying..
Also dxdiag shows i am using internal 128 mb. in device manager both device are enabled. even if i disable the onboard intels adapter, the nvidia is not displaying and still the intel gives output.

another point is the gpuz shows X16 card @ X1. so i guess no problem with the slot.
and if it is a problem with the software i think we can solve it. All i need is a positive answer that an hd6450 will work on my system.. waiting for encouraging answers,.....

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February 2, 2012 at 04:59:42
Here's your board, it's an old timer based on the outdated Intel 915P chipset:

The x16 slot is physically longer than the x1 slot, how do you intend to run an x16 graphics card in an x1 slot?


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February 2, 2012 at 05:15:01
i can understand from your reply that you havnt read my full question..

And the board in uor link is not exact same..

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February 2, 2012 at 05:21:34
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Check BOIS settings related to PCIe and Video.
If you have a different card around, try that.
Try newer or older NVidia drivers.
You are in an area where very few have ventured, I hope you expected some problems. It could be software or hardware/compatibility... Or something else. I doubt anyone, including the original poster of the 'experiment', could confirm positively that it would work. A new motherboard would have been easier and offered more options as well as better performance though.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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February 2, 2012 at 05:47:24
good to hear your reply...

will be checking the bios.. now

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February 2, 2012 at 08:23:49
HD 6450 requires x16 slot i would not worry abt the power as its low powered and any psu should handle it. ur motherboard has x1 slot ive heard that x16 graphics cards work on x1 slots but very few are read properly like ur case above.
my advice to u for ur 8500 gt is remove all drivers related to it and download the latest from nvidia's website.
a board with x16 slot however would have diminished the troubles ur facing now

computers are a second home

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February 2, 2012 at 09:32:11
"the board in uor link is not exact same.."

You listed your board as "Asus P5gd2 premium motherboard" & that's what I posted a link to. If that's not the board you're working with, why didn't you post the model number of the board you ARE working with? I didn't bother to click on the thread you linked to because you should have provided everything we needed to know in this post.

I just clicked on it now: "mobo is from a special distributor,, ie it only have one x1 slot and no x16."

The soldering iron idea is ridiculous. My recommedation - buy a new motherboard. You may want to consider a better video card while you're at it.

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February 2, 2012 at 21:50:53
I get it now, you wanted an excuse for purchasing a new motherboard or an entire new build.... Well, now you have it. You destroyed a working board that might have sold for $10 on ebay and now you have an excuse to spend the money. Get a decent CPU like an Intel i3 (or better), a decent compatible MB like a Gigabyte, 4GB or more DDR3 RAM, and probably a power supply and graphics card. The new rig will smoke the old P4 like a modern sports sedan compared to a '65 Beetle. And that's with a budget build, imagine if you built a real Gaming Rig....

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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February 2, 2012 at 23:13:36

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February 3, 2012 at 06:44:17
so fingers is right.....

computers are a second home

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February 3, 2012 at 08:00:24
ok guys..

sorry for your inconvenience about the mobo model name and about the above post..

anyway i am going for it with bios settings changed or with other cards..

my next follow up will be my last..With the RESULT. Hoping for the best..

And thankyou guys.. thankyou everybody for your time.....

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February 9, 2012 at 05:56:54
ok.. guys... after a week i am with the result.

as you said i tried with different configurations in bios, tried 1.0 and 1.0a in bios. made the pcie enabled always and a lot of things.
i do it, do it again, change it like that.

later then i installed the latest device driver as you said.. now i did a full install. last time i just installed the driver only..

i plug in the vga cable to onboard slot works., then to card not works.. and did it over and over again. buy all possibilities.

and last accidently one time when ( the system was on) i changed from board to card i saw the windows wallpaper. only the wallpaper. no icons, no mouse, no taskbar. nothing but the wallpaper. that gave me a hope.

then after some time i could understand that the card displays as a second monitor, and onboard as the first monitor.

i dont know how it happened. i could move a window from one monitor to another, but as i have only one physical monitor, so i need to switch the vga ports here and there..

then as all of you could have done i uninstalled the onboard driver.

now i get the 8500gt working. i tested with applications, yes it really works...

through the x1 slot.. hahaha.... thanks to everyone for your support..

now there is something... i mean both displays worked at once..

i could have made a dual display easily...

and as 8500gt could support 2 displays, i could probably setup 3 monitors on the whole.

and one more thing if i am using 8500, i cannot see the boot menu and all. the 8500gt works only after the windows loading is over.

Any way now i plan to buy a new hd 6450...

one another thing i failed to tell you is i had to cut in a slot through the cmos battery holder. so if i install the card i cannot put the battery. so i used two wires to connect the battery, to keep the settings.

OK ALL OVER. THANKS TO EVERYBODY AS ATLEAST THE 8500GT WORKED. if 6450 dont work i will swap it with 8500gt (which is actually my friend's).

and if you want to ask any thing please feel free to ask.
sorry for my english.
i will post the result with hd 6450..

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February 9, 2012 at 20:26:28
Good luck.
I still say it would have been easier to rebuild a new system. Remember, the graphics on the 1X slot will not be much better than the onboard graphics. I have a motherboard (not my primary system) which (unfortunately) has its 16X slot running only at 4X and sometimes the graphics card lags (hesitates), I can only imagine what it would be like on a 1X slot. I have a feeling you will be looking for a new build within 6 months, especially if that is a P4 you are using.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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February 9, 2012 at 20:56:00
@ fingers..

i was just crazy about all those things..

and as i read reviews i could understand that there will be very little speed difference as the card is a low end card. if i was onto a high end card the x1 slot could have slowed me down very much. but i figured out that there will be a very little lag with this card.. ( i read it in blogs with the exact same card running in x1 x8 and x16 and comparing the performance)

and as you said i will be building a new system very soon.

see you fingers

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March 30, 2012 at 21:25:36

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