onboard vga

Ecs (elitegroup computers) Ecs rs485mm (...
December 2, 2009 at 13:03:21
Specs: XP, AMD 4200 x2 + 512 DD
Hi,

I have the Motherboard above which has integrated graphics,i have used this and all works well.Problem now is I have installed an All in Wonder X-800GT in the Pci - Express slot. No drivers from the ATI site seem to work (web pages dont scroll properly or i get no compatable hardware error). there isnt an option in the bios to disable onboard graphics,it just has an option which automatically switched from graphics -Pci express to onboard chip. the only drivers that work with this x-800 are the one that came on the mobo cd which are for the onboard graphics but then it windows media player crashes everytime I play a film......tried endless drivers!!! on restart the pc is picking up video controller,video controller (why two?) and x-800 gt........when installing the drivers of the mobo cd it list in D.Manger X-800gt and x-800gt secondary??? that probally sounds well confusing...


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#1
December 2, 2009 at 13:19:53
Try this. Remove the add in card temporarily and then try changing the display type for the on board to Std. VGA type or something similar. Get there through the advanced display settings. After you get the on board running with Std. VGA you can then remove the old drivers. Then shut down and install the all in card. When booting if you see messages stating found new hardware, etc. hit the Esc. key to stop the install. After the computer has booted completely to Windows run the setup disk that came with the x-800.

If Windows installs the card anyway, still run the setup on the disk. Post back with results.

The x-800 is a dual head card isn't it? That would explain why you see two listings.


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#2
December 2, 2009 at 13:29:55
display type for onboard std?

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#3
December 2, 2009 at 13:44:52
OK, after removing the add in card while at the desktop, Right click on a blank part of the screen and choose properties> settings> advanced> adapter> properties> driver> unistall.

That should take you back to a Std. VGA type with a low resolution.

Shut down and install the add in card. Boot into the BIOS and select to boot from the PCI e and also look for a setting for the amount of RAM used for the on board graphics. Set as low as allowed. Save and exit.

Follow the remainder of the instructions in #1.


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#4
December 2, 2009 at 14:18:05
The driver is available here:

http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownlo...

I tried to paste a direct download link but it didn't work. Just choose Windows XP Professional / Home> All-in-Wonder > All-in-Wonder X800 Series


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#5
December 2, 2009 at 14:30:10

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#6
December 2, 2009 at 14:30:12
I am assuming you downloaded the correct drivers but they aren't installing correctly. If that isn't the case then follow jam's link.

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#7
December 2, 2009 at 14:59:13
yes these are the drivers I originally installed...they install fine but crash my Windows Media player when opening films.....when I revert back to onboard graphics Windows media player is fine.....i know the card works because I took out of a friend working Pc yesterday?

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#8
December 2, 2009 at 15:25:17
Did you look for the shared memory settings in the BIOS? With only 512MB of RAM you want to free up all you can from the on board settings.

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#9
December 2, 2009 at 15:44:55
sorry that needs updating I have 1536 of memory now and there is no option for shared memory in the bios anyway..........definately some kind of conflict ere with drivers or the card and board........when using the onboard vga and drivers from cd everything normal (including WMP)........when using Pci Express card and drivers from ATI site WMP crashes ........god knows???

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#10
December 2, 2009 at 16:22:21
Did you look up what driver is currently in use? Look at driver details.


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