I tried to install an XFX FX5200 256Mb PCI graphics card in my Dell Dimension 2300 (XP) today but I can't get it to work. I disabled the on-board graphics by removing the drivers in add/remove programmes, and start the machine in SVGA mode. However, the manual told me to go to Display-Settings-Advanced-Adapter-Change, but when I get to Adapter no 'Change' option is available. Also, the manual tells me to disable the onboard graphics in the Bios but that menu has no mention of the video adapter.
Having disbled the onboard video I inserted the new card but the screen remained steadfastly blank. In desperation I installed the drivers before reinserting the card with the same result. The machine seems to boot to windows fine as when I waited and hit the off button I heard the jingle of XP shutting down.
Has anyone got an answer of have I spent my money on a late Christmas Turkey?
LOL!!! I cant believe it! I had a very similar prob recently, and actually gave up and went back to my rubbish onboard graphics......But of course!! I didnt change the monitor plug!! How funny. Thank you sooooo much, you'll never know.