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    Challenge installing ASUS graphics card


    Hi Everyone,

    I have an ECS motherboard, model GeForce6100SM-M2 (V1.0A), which has built in VGA graphics:

    http://www.ecs.com.tw/ECSWebSite/Pro...uID=21&LanID=8

    I have physically installed an ASUS EN8400GS Silent graphics card.

    http://reviews.cnet.com/graphics-car...-32901582.html

    The graphics setting on my motherboards BIOS is:

    "Enable if No Ext GPU", which is the closest I can get to turning the onboard GPU "off".

    The motherboard is not recognizing that a graphics card is installed at boot up as I get nothing out of the ASUS graphics card ports.

    I am able to boot into Windows XP with the motherboard VGA connected.

    I can then attempt to install graphics card drivers for the ASUS card, however once I get half way through the process the screen goes black and I get nothing out of any display ports (both on the motherboard & on the graphics card). It is like the whole system enters "limbo"!

    It doesn't seem to matter if I perform the automated ASUS drivers install, by double clicking setup on the disk, or if I go the manual way, by attempting a drivers update through "Device Manager".

    If anybody has any suggestions on how I can successfully install the graphics card drivers they will be greatly appreciated.

    Kind Regards,

    Davo
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    Are you sure the card is installed correctly? The BIOS should see it. Is there a power connection that the card needs that is not plugged in?

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