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Graphics card GeForce FX5200 - nothing works

by lobstar / February 23, 2005 9:23 PM PST

I hava a used GeForce FX5200 graphics card which I?m trying to install in a computer with on-board graphics card on motherboard. When i insert the card in the AGP slot and turn the computer on the screen simply don?t wake up. It don?t matter if it is plugged into the new card or the motherboard?s graphics card.

I have tried to disable the on-board card in Windows (can?t find a opinion for that in BIOS), but it makes no difference.

The important hard- and software is:
MSI Quasar 2 motherboard (VIA chipset)
WinXP Home

I simply don?t find any way to continue, any ideas?

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Do you have the manual that
by Ray Harinec / February 23, 2005 9:48 PM PST

came with the mobo. Difficult to believe that it doesn't tell how to disable the onboard video, or to tell you that you can't.

Don't have the manual?? Simply go to the MSI site and download it, or go to the MSI forum for that mobo and find the answer.

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Drivers, all kinds
by Willy / February 23, 2005 10:48 PM PST

If there is a disable function in the bios, then use it. You have to look real hard in all areas to be sure it isn't there. Once, you've done and it appears no bios switch, then some mtrbds. do upon install of new video "auto-disable" and allow the new card to be installed. Now, using the orginal mtrbd. CD, make sure the drivers for AGP slot are installed, these are NOT the same as the actual AGP card drivers. Of course use the on-board mtrbd. video in order to do this, no new card present. If none, then proceed to the vendor(makers) mtrbd. support website and get that for your *model* mtrbd. and use them. It's important as perisisant uninstall will cause problems until completed. makes sense?

enjoy -----Willy Happy

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Re: Graphic Card
by John Robie / February 24, 2005 1:13 AM PST

Info in addition to above:

Could that be a Packard-Bell computer that you have with a MSI Quasar2 (MS6786) KM 400A ve2.0 motherboard, with a Integrated VIA Apollo KT400 graphics, and a AGP graphics slot available.
If so, the Motherboard is indicated here:

Specifications here:
Look at 'Downloads ' and click on arrow to select. There is a Jan 05 update to the bios (would be done with FX5200 video card removed & PC working normally). Also, a driver update for the Nvidia card after it is properly installed & recognized.

Or, could it be a NEC-Power Mate VLR computer:



Another possibility is a defective video card. Was it working with the previous owner, and why did he sell it. A FX 5200 card can be purchased new for as low as $42.

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by lobstar / February 24, 2005 9:04 PM PST
In reply to: Re: Graphic Card

My (or my friends computer, which it is) is a PackardBell. I have now tried the card in another computer, same problem. I belive it is simply broken.

Not much for my friend to do but to give the seller a negative note on eBay then. But I will try some of your tips first. Thank you anyway.

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Maybe not
by Mtapper / February 24, 2005 9:28 PM PST
In reply to: Broken

If you don't install it the proper way in both computers, then it won't work. Video cards have to be done properly. If you do it wrong, it won't work.

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How i did.
by lobstar / February 24, 2005 9:36 PM PST
In reply to: Maybe not

I pulled out the old, put in the new. Power on. Nothing happends.

This should be the right procedure, right? And, the card gets warm when the computer is on.

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