I recently installed an AGP 440mx card and it works fine with my games, but i'm having problems with my computer hanging on me when I start various programs or try accessing certain web pages(bizarly the nvidia drivers page).
I'm running on windows 98 and the only way I can stop it hanging is to turn the graphics acceleration to minimum in the system window. I dont really want to do this and still live in fear of it hanging again.
AGP x2 or x4 etc ? Set the VGA to AGP not PCI in BIOS ? Do not enable Fast Write for AGP in BIOS ? Do not use the latest Driver from Nvidia knock it back 1 or 2, & make sure the AGP Cards driver extention is as the newer replacement driver. Antilising, etc switch on
Which Motherboard and CPU do you have if known, maybe the AGP is not a compatible match from M/baord-VGA AGP Card ?
I recently found a ASUS MX440 not compatible with the AGP and VIA Chipset driver, Crash, Hang major disruption.
Check there is good ventelation/cooling in the Case if with a AMD Athlon, check the AGP Cards fan if fitted is spinning and make sure there arn't any other PCI card close to AGP Card.
Hope you haven't snapped of the extended AGP piece on the card if there is one.
Who's the Manufac of this card and a bit more detail like Model No, AGP x...
the mainboard is pcchips266 M810series,v5.0. and it's got a 4xAGP slot so thats not a problem.
The card is a PNY verto gforce mx440 AGP card and appears to be fine (no damage). There are no PCI cards near it but there is an AMR slot with a card in it. Also because of the design of the card it's upside down (is this normal)
I cant find anything on their site about compatibility
When I get a game to work they are accelerated graphics, only problem is computer hanging very often during applications and games.
My Bios does'nt have half the settings you mention, how do I update this? If I cant configure these do you think that could be the problem?
Does anyone think it would be worth my while taking it to a specialist as I am a total amateur?