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Nvidia GeForce MX 440 64MB display card

by sudharma99 / November 4, 2009 9:11 AM PST

Nvidia MX-440 problem.
While booting, my Nivdia Geforce MX 440 card with 64MB memory is correctly detected. But after booting into Win-XP (SP-3) I find that the display adapter is detected as SIS -315 with 16MB memory. I have tried removing the card, re-installing the drivers ( down loaded from Nvidia site ) etc several times with out any result. the Nvidia card is always detected as SIS-315 with 16 MB memory. Could not install the downloaded drivers as Nvidia reports " no supported hardware found". I don,t have any onboard display adapters. How to disable windows from automatically detecting the display adapter as SIS 315?. How is windows detecting SIS 315 when there is no other card installed.
How to rectify this situation.

My configuration is given below.

Mother board:- Gigabyte GA-60X
Processor :- Pentium - III 800Mhz
Sound Card:- Sound Blaster Live value.
Display Card:- Nvidia MX-440 Gforce VGA - 64 Mb.
Monitor:- Samsung SyncMaster 753 DF
Web Cam:- Creative Go Cam Mini
Cd writer:- Samsung

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No expert here.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / November 6, 2009 4:19 AM PST

I'm no expert so I am hoping that others will chip in.

But I will ask this, has this Nvidia card ever been detected properly? if so, what changed when it stopped being detected?

Mark

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Nvidia MX440 not detected.
by sudharma99 / November 6, 2009 6:33 AM PST
In reply to: No expert here.

The card was working ok for few years. Couple of months back, I had replaced one of the faulty Hard disk and removed a DVD writer & a faulty 128 Mb sdram. Now I have only 256 Mb memory. That's the only change. Since the monitor was working ok, never bothered to check what card Win XP has detected. Recently while checking the display settings, noticed that WIN XP is reporting the Display adapter as SIS-315.

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That faulty hard disk
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / November 6, 2009 7:43 PM PST

Was that the primary drive where the Operating System was installed?

If so, I suspect you missed out some drivers when you installed XP on to that new drive, eg motherboard and chipset drivers.

But then, if the graphics card is otherwise working well, possibly it doesn't matter.

Mark

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