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    Install AGP card PIII


    Hi, I am having trouble installing a video card in my AGP slot. What should I set my BIOS setting to, there are the following options:

    AGP Comp. Driving
    Manual AGP Comp. Driving
    AGP Aperture Size


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    it should not be necessary to change the any of them.

    what kind of trouble do you have with the installation?
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    BIOS related! may have to check my current BIOS, there a few sites around with BIOS checkers, difficult to get some of the later model cards to communicate with the earlier hardware! have you had trouble with vid card compatibilty before.
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    Originally Posted by defendernz
    BIOS related! may have to check my current BIOS, there a few sites around with BIOS checkers, difficult to get some of the later model cards to communicate with the earlier hardware!
    how do you know it is BIOS related?

    have you had trouble with vid card compatibilty before.
    I have never tried that kind of problem.
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    unfortunately the vid card BIOS boots in before the system BIOS and I am unsure where the config for that is?!
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    Originally Posted by defendernz
    unfortunately the vid card BIOS boots in before the system BIOS and I am unsure where the config for that is?!


    can you explaion what is happening when you try to turn on the computer ?
    does it come with any error message ?
    any kind of beep?
    no output at all ?
    stopping after a while ?


    System Boot Sequence, maybe you can use this somehow.
    nr 4. in the list can be the reason for you statement? (video bios before system bios)
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    ok, the vid card I am replacing does boot from the card BIOS, however when I boot with the replacement card it comes up with vertical lines and nothing else, there is a setting on comp BIOS, AGP Comp Driving, would I need to modify this so the system BIOS knows where to look for the vid BIOS?
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    hi my vid card is an ATI AGP card, I was wondering if anyone would know which comp driving address in BIOS my card should be set up as? I read somewhere that C0 should be the address, but I am not sure about this?

    if anyone would know this, much appreciated.
    Last edited by defendernz; April 11th, 2008 at 12:18 AM.

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