Integrated Graphics to PCI Graphics Problem

  Dragon_uk20002 18:02 11 Mar 2006

I recently brought a new Graphics card (Geforce FX 5200 PCI (256MB))

My previous graphics card was an Integrated Intel Extreme VGA Controller. After following the installation procedure I have ran into problems, the card seems to have been installed correctly, however the old VGA Controller does not seem to be removed even tho I uninstalled it. It still shows alongside my new card in the device manager and each time my computer is restarted New hardware is detected...

Another problem, was that after installing the new card, I installed the Driver CD, but it said that no compatible card was detected. I had to manually install the drivers from the CD and even updated the drivers.

Problem is that the old VGA controller doesnt seem to be disabled...I switched the Graphics from AGP to PCI in the BIOS, yet im very confused with this issue.

Another problem, is that a Lord of the Rings: Battle for Middle Earth PC game seems to not work correctly now compared to when the Ingtegrated card was used, the starting video now has choppy sound, and ive noticed no improvements in the gameply.

please help, this is really bugging me and im so confused. Thank you

  Dragon_uk20002 18:30 11 Mar 2006

Meant to add that the computer is a Fijitsu Siemans Scaleo P, not sure if that matters. Also in the BIOS there is only one option for graphics, which allows to switch between AGP and PCI...I dont see anything relating to the Onboard Graphics...

One thing I am wondering, if there was onboard graphics, would the graphics be regonized as using APG? Because that is what it showed, yet I cant find an AGP slot or AGP card anywhere...which is why I got the PCI.

  Dragon_uk20002 20:14 11 Mar 2006

Sorry to post again, after reading previous messages I thought it would be useful to post some information from the common tool that is listed...

(notice the display adaptor, having the VGA Controller)

Main Circut Board=
Board: FUJITSU SIEMENS D1740 S26361-D1740
Bus Clock: 533 megahertz
BIOS: FUJITSU SIEMENS // Phoenix Technologies Ltd. 5.00 R1.05-06.1740 11/19/2004

Display Adapter=
NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 [Display adapter]
Video Controller (VGA Compatible) [Display adapter]
ACR Acer AL1511 [Monitor] (14.9"vis, s/n ETL1408177, November 2004)

  007al 20:23 11 Mar 2006

You have to disable the onboard graphics in BIOS.Have a thorough look at everything in BIOS

  rdave13 20:25 11 Mar 2006

When you reboot and "new hardware detected" shows do you let windows xp wizard run? This usually will disconnect your onboard graphics.

  007al 20:39 11 Mar 2006

Thi is the manual for your board click here
Do you have the graphics card in slot 1?

  ed-0 20:53 11 Mar 2006

I am not 100% sure this setting is in your bios, have a look.

Advanced > video configuration menu > primary video adapter. Does this change to PCI? click here

Also as suggested, change the pci slot.

  Dragon_uk20002 22:44 11 Mar 2006

Thankyou for your replies. I will try your suggestions. I just checked my Geforce settings and it is in PCI slot 2, but I also cheched my lan card which is also in PCI bus 2. Does this make a difference? I will get back to you soon.

  Dragon_uk20002 22:46 11 Mar 2006

Tried to let the hardware wizard run, but it was searching for a display driver for my old card. So it was not successfully removed.

  rdave13 22:58 11 Mar 2006

Unfortunately you uninstalled it. Usually with xp if you have onboard graphics and upgrade to a graphics "card" xp disconnects the onboard gpu but doesn't uninstall it.By trying to uninstall onboard graphics something has been corrupted?

  Dragon_uk20002 23:28 11 Mar 2006


Could we reinstall the old graphics and driver, and uninstall the new card then do a reinstall, without removing the old drivers etc?

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