how do i enable PCI-e 2.1 on a NVIDIA MCP61 chipset motherBo

Xfx Radeon hd6570 1gb ddr3
December 24, 2011 at 07:11:51
Specs: Windows 7, 3072MB RAM
how do i enable PCI-e 2.1 on a NVIDIA MCP61 chipset motherboard?

im trying to get my computer to be able to detect the Radeon xfx hd 6570 graphics card that i placed in the PCI-express slot. i have install a 480W PSU recently, the minimun for this product is 400W. i should be able to run it, if i can detect it. i have currently done these steps:
1.rebooted
2.Pressed F2
3. At windows boot manager.
4. pressed F8
5. at Advanced Options
6. looking for video configuration option
7. failing and not finding it.

Please help me out.
thanks,
Andrew Heinrichs


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#1
December 24, 2011 at 07:28:33
"i have install a 480W PSU recently"

That tells us nothing. We need to know the make/model. If it's a generic cheapie, it may not be any better than a 250W unit.

Also, you do not & can not enable PCIe 2.1, the hardware has to support it. Your board is based on the old nvidia 6150SE/nForce 430 chipset combo.

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

If you're able to perform all the steps you listed above, you're obviously getting a display on the screen. Do you have the monitor cable connected to the card or the onboard?


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#2
December 24, 2011 at 07:32:17
U didn't bother listing PSU specs but the radeon card u have doesn't need more than 72 watts.
I know when v-card is installed it disable IGP but try to do the following

Using IGP
-Remove onboard video driver
-Enter BIOS and set initial display to PCI-e
-Return the stolem memory(if available)
-Disable IGP (if available)
-Shutdown the system then remove the power cord and install the video card.

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#3
December 24, 2011 at 07:32:42
no..its not connected to the card..its connect to the built in card on motherboard..

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#4
December 24, 2011 at 07:50:28
Can u see the picture when monitor data cable is connected to the v-card?

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#5
December 24, 2011 at 08:21:03
Your problem has absolutely nothing to do with Windows, so you're wasting your time by changing any Windows settings. The 1st thing you need to do is make 100% sure the card is fully seated in the PCIe slot. If the slot hasn't been used in the past, pop the card in & out of it a few times to clean any crud from the contacts, then make sure the card is fully in place & the locking tab is secure. Then connect the monitor cable to the card & boot the system. Regardless of the BIOS settings, you should get a display immediately. The following is related to standard PCI & AGP, but it also applies to PCIe:

"If you are only using a single graphics card, then the BIOS will detect it as such and boot it up, irrespective of what you set the feature to. However, there may be a slight reduction in the time taken to detect and initialize the card if you select the proper setting for this BIOS feature. For example, if you only use an AGP graphics card, then setting Init Display First to AGP may speed up your system's booting-up process."

http://www.techarp.com/showfreebog....


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#6
December 24, 2011 at 11:57:12
I have done all these steps. i have taken the card out 5-7 times already. the fan of the card runs perfectly fine, but when i boot up my computer it just displays a blank screen if i had the VGA cable inserted into the new graphics card. it's like it does even know that it is there...because nothing pops up, just NOTHING HAPPENS AT ALL.

Is there anyway to fix this, that won't cost a lot of money.
just give me suggestion or answers.


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#7
December 24, 2011 at 12:44:57
"didn't bother listing PSU specs but the radeon card u have doesn't need more than 72 watts". 72watts is still pulling 6A@12V. If you have a weak PSU the 12V rail may not be up to the task.

The Tom's Hardware link below shows the max. draw for that card at 84W, which is 7A@12V.

If the card requires a separate 12V connector be sure you have it connected.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews...


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#8
December 24, 2011 at 15:20:16
i have A 480W power supply:
model: WT480a [ ] WT480e [ ]
WT480i [ ]
MAX OUTPUT POWER= 480W
output: + 3.3V +5V +12V -12V -5V +5V5b
MAX(A): 28A 36A 16A 0.8A 0.5A 2A
AC input: 100V-127V/6A 60Hz
200V-240V/3A 50Hz
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thanks all the info on the label of the PSU.
anything else needed?
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Motherboard: M2N68 - L A
CT: P AVZV 1B 0Z YN HRK
PN: 537558 - 001
REV.: 101
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#9
December 24, 2011 at 21:26:46
where did tom's get 84 watts? to my understanding up to hd 6670 doesn't require additional power and u can only pull up to 75 watts from pci-e slot.

480w unit is a junk but it will do the job. Do u have the copy of linux live disc?

It look like as os start to boot the system switch to onboard video, can u find the option to disable IGP in BIOS?


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#10
December 24, 2011 at 21:51:44
To make it a little more understandable: +3.3V @ 28A, +5V @ 36A, +12V @ 16A.

Those are horrible specs for a modern PSU. There's too much amperage on the +3.3v, WAY too much on the +5v, & not nearly enough on the +12v.


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#11
December 25, 2011 at 08:43:55
That is the point I was also making.

Post your exact motherboard model and CPU.


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#12
December 26, 2011 at 19:14:33
MainBoard Bus PCI-Express:
Number of connectors : 3
PCI-Express Base : 0xFC000000

Bus PCI-Express :
Device : nForce 430 (MCP61) PCIe Bridge
Version : 1.0
Port : 0
Physical Slot : #0
Slot Populated : Yes
Link Width : x16 (max. x16)
Link Speed : 2.5GB/s

Bus PCI-Express :
Device : nForce 430 (MCP61) PCIe Bridge
Version : 1.0
Port : 1
Physical Slot : #0
Slot Populated : No
Link Width : x1 (max. x1)
Link Speed : 2.5GB/s

Bus PCI-Express :
Device : nForce 430 (MCP61) PCIe Bridge
Version : 1.0
Port : 2
Physical Slot : #0
Slot Populated : Yes
Link Width : x1 (max. x1)
Link Speed : 2.5GB/s
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will this work with a PCI-E 2.1 graphics card?


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#13
December 27, 2011 at 07:24:38
"will this work with a PCI-E 2.1 graphics card?"

Yes, but you will have to upgrade the power supply. The one you have is garbage.


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#14
December 27, 2011 at 07:27:15
Specs for power supply:
i installled an older PSU version.
was wondering if the new 1 i took out is better?
Specs older=
480W psu.
model: WT480a [ ] WT480e [ ]
WT480i [ ]
MAX OUTPUT POWER= 480W
output: + 3.3V +5V +12V -12V -5V +5V5b
MAX(A): 28A 36A 16A 0.8A 0.5A 2A
AC input: 100V-127V/6A 60Hz
200V-240V/3A 50Hz
Specs of newer:
BESTEC
HP P/N: *5188-2622*
Model: ATX-250-12Z REV.:D7R
Input: 100-127V~6A , 200-240V~3A 50/60Hz
BST ATX-250-12Z D7R
OUTPUT: +12V / 14A , -12V / .08A
250 MAX. +5V / 25A , +5VSB / 2A PEAK 2.5A
+3.3V / 18A ,
+5V & +3.3V 165W MAX. +5V & +12V 218W MAX.


S/N: 1002000061186
PRODUCT OF CHINA.


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#15
December 27, 2011 at 07:31:17
thanks,
not for sure if what i posted after is better but its worth checking.

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