PCI Express wont boot

February 20, 2009 at 02:04:28
Specs: Windows XP
Hi,

I built a system the other day from the spare parts I had in the garage, the motherboard has an integrated graphics chip, but I would like it to run off the spare PCI express graphics card I have.

Now the problem is the system boots and runs fine using the onboard graphics but when I install the PCI express graphics card I can see that it has been detected when its partly booted but then it goes to a black screen and just hangs. Ive thought that this could be a number of problems but I just thought id try and get some advice about it here, to hopefully narrow it down. :) Thanks


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#1
February 20, 2009 at 05:39:51
You have to access the BIOS, disable the onboard video, change the "shared memory" setting to none & change the Initial 1st Display to PCIe.

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#2
February 20, 2009 at 06:41:36
Im sure I tried that yesterday but il try it again when I get home. Thanks :) il keep u posted

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#3
February 20, 2009 at 08:19:38
Hi, ive just tried it and it booted up and recognised PCIE graphics card but now it has froze! when I restarted the system the monitor didnt power on, do u reckon thats down to my ram?

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#4
February 20, 2009 at 11:07:06
Its ok now im trying diffrent things lol :)

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