Onboard Graphics

  calvi36 17:51 20 Jun 2007

Hi guys,

problem with my other halfs pc. It's an old pc. When booting 8 beeps from bios, monitor won't come on just goes to standby. I know it has onboard graphics, can't tell if its buggered or not. Also not sure of the mobo it says ibm rev 1.6 but cant find a mobo online with that name.

Any suggestions apart from *!@: it in the bin.

  jay.p 18:16 20 Jun 2007

seems like the motherboard.
here is a useful link.
click here
the 2 links on the page to trouble shoot the video card and troubleshoot motherboard are useful.

  jay.p 18:17 20 Jun 2007

just a thought,if you have a graphics card from another pc you could try installing that just to see.

  calvi36 18:19 20 Jun 2007

hi Jay cant install the other graphics card as the mobo doesnt have an agp slot, tested monitor on other pc and its working fine

  Diemmess 18:19 20 Jun 2007

The cheapest reasonable graphics card for plugging into either a PCI or AGP slot whichever is appropriate.

The presence of the card should disable the old onboard graphics.
Installing the drivers next should change the display from the generic and horrible, to a good screenful.

  jay.p 18:42 20 Jun 2007

i thought all boards had a card slot either agp or pci.
oh well could be time for a new board or pc then.

  calvi36 18:59 20 Jun 2007

its an old old pc jay, it's practically and antique, the bugga has been badgering me for a new pc, I have always said och yours is working fine, the joys of being scottish!

  jay.p 20:06 20 Jun 2007

some excellent cheap pc's here from novatech who i have always used.
click here
or here
click here(16395)MD-Genie-Base-Unit-v3-12MTH-Return-To-Base.aspx
hope your offsping isn't looking.

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