Problem install a graphics card in a Imedia 3043

  14all 14:43 09 Mar 2008

I have been trying to install a graphics card in a Packard Bell Imedia 3043 that I have resurrected.
The PC has been working fine but I want to upgrade the onboard Graphics Card with a new PNY Nvidia Geforce 6200 256mb DDR AGP 8X with VGA + DVI-1 + Tvout outputs.

I installed the card and attached the monitor to the VGA output, when I started up the PC I couldn’t get a signal on the monitor, I have updated the Bios to version to 2.0a as instructed on the PB website as there was a problem with the monitor signal on version 1.0.

I made sure there were no other drivers for any previous graphic cards installed and tried installing the card again, with the same result.

I have taken an Nvidia Geforce G3Ti200 Pro TD 64MB AGP 4X card from an older working PC to see if that works in the Imedia 3043.

The only Problem is I do not have to original installation CD with the drivers and software and it’s not listed on the Nvidia website so I am reluctant to go ahead encase I end up with a PC with no monitor signal and ruin weeks of hard work getting this PC going again.

System Info

Parckard Bell Imedia 3043
O/S Windows XP Home Service Pack 2
Mother Board Gigabyte Columbia VP 5P GA-8SIML-NF7
Intel Celeron D CPU 2.80 Ghz
1.5 GB of memory
Bios Award Medallion V6.00P4 Version 1.0x Updated to Version 2.0A
AGP Version 2 Compliant 4X/2X Interface
Onboard Graphic card SIS651C

  brundle 14:46 09 Mar 2008

Choose `Legacy` in the Product Type column for GF3 drivers;
click here

  14all 20:38 10 Mar 2008


Thank you for pointing me in the right direction

I fitted the Nvidia Geforce G3Ti200 Pro TD 64MB AGP 4X card and got it to work first time.

I was able to download the drivers and software from the Nvidia website and I am getting some reasonable results off this old card.

I've no Idea why the new card would not work, I though the AGP 8x card would work in an AGP 4x slot but only slower, unless the new card is faulty.


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