Graphics Card Problem...

  Jason Hobson 15:39 01 Jul 2003

To start things off here is my current setup:

AthlonXP 2600+ 333FSB @2085Mhz
512mb DDR333 PC2700
Asus A7V8X-X Motherboard
ATI Radeon 9700 Pro 128mb
Win XP pro.

Ok heres the problem.

I installed the graphics card listed above today. Wanting to test it out I downloaded and ran the Final Fantasy 11 benchmark. When I ran it I was a little disapointed by the score, although it wasnt a bad score.
I then realised that i probably still had my old graphics card set up still in bios. I rebooted my pc and loaded the bios up, then i went into the chip configuration, and looked at the Graphics Aperture size, it was selected as 32mb. So i tried to change it to 128mb like it should have been but the only selectable options were 8 16 and 32.

Does anyone know what the probelm could be and how it could be fixed.


  Jason Hobson 15:41 01 Jul 2003

Sorry bout the specs list, for some reason the list changed into one line. Here it is a little more clearer.

AthlonXP 2600+ 333FSB @2085Mhz///
512mb DDR333 PC2700///
Asus A7V8X-X Motherboard///
ATI Radeon 9700 Pro 128mb///
Win XP pro.

  Jester2K II 15:52 01 Jul 2003

You need to find the option to DISABLE on board graphics first.

  Jason Hobson 15:57 01 Jul 2003

Im not sure if its got that. I never had this problem using my old Geforce 4MX 440.

Ive found an option that might be it, could you tell me if it is please.

"OS/2 Onboard Memory > 64M [Disabled].
When using OS/2 operating suystems with installed DRAM of greater than 64mb, you need to set this option to [enabled]. Otherwise, leave to the default setting [disabled]."

  sil_ver 16:07 01 Jul 2003

O/S2 refers to ancient operating systems which you will not have. Do you have any reference to On-board graphics in BIOS? if not, look in device manager for the option to disable it.

  Jason Hobson 19:03 01 Jul 2003

bump, couldnt find any onboard gfx options. i dont think there is one, my old gfx card which i used before this worked properly.

  dfghjkl 23:26 01 Jul 2003

the 8,16,32 will be for on board,when you put the card in the agp slot it should dissable that,if you have been using a card already,you need to remove drivers ,add and remove programs to start then check device manager,then you might have to remove the old cards,inf file from windows inf,good luck as i cant turn my onboard off to fit my mx440 64ddr,but not from want of trying,it has got me addicted to this site

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