I have a small problem. I have an old Matrox Parhelia 256Mb PCI card that i need to use on a job I'm doing. The problem is that when put the card in the PCI socket and of course removed my AGP and PCI-express ones (im trying it in two machines), the computer recognises the card as just being a standard vga card and when i try to install the matrox drivers it refuses to find any Matrox card on my system. I know that the card is working as i also tried it in my Win64 system and the drivers installed ok, but the WYSIWYG drivers dont!
I have tried many versions of the drivers and software to no avail.
So my question is this: Is there something special i need to do in the bios or wherever to get the machine to use the pci card or should it be automatic? I have updated all drivers and bios for my machine and cards.
The systems i am trying it on are
1 x Win XP PRO SP2 Dell Precision 530 AGP x8, 1.5GB
the other is Win XP PRO SP2 Dell SP14200 PCI-express x16, 1GB
The matrox installation will NOT detect the card in these systems, but will detect it in my third system.
The machine that it seemed to work on was a Dell Precision 630, Win XP64, 3GB
Any advice will be greatly appreciated. Maybe someone has come across this problem?