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Thread: problems with ti4600




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    I bought a PNY geforce ti4600 off ebay (hopefully I wont regret it). The man told me it works "perfectly". I got it at a bargain, I couldn't resist.

    Anywho, I put the card in the brown agp slot securely, download the driver at nvidia.com (10 megs), and, turning the antivirus software off, install it, reboot the system as it told me to...and Battlefield 1942 still plays the same, where I can't see anything except black.

    I have a spankin new compaq 3000+ XP. I don't know, maybe its my chipset or something, but how come it won't improve (or give) my comp graphics, assuming it works OK? Am I missing a step?

    Thanks,

    Phil

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    What video card was in your system before? Could be that you have a driver conflict especially if you went from ATI to Nvidia. Did you uninstall your previous drivers? Might be worth starting over with your video drivers. Go to add/remove programs and uninstall all video drivers ... restart and install the new ones. If you want to go one step farther there are a few programs designed for removing all traces of previous installations. The program I've been using is Driver Cleaner http://www.driverheaven.net/cleaner/ ... just download and follow instructions.
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    Ok now I "made" the vid card work but the minitower shuts off. I obviously need more power to my s6500nx compaq...or something. What should I do?

    HELP! I WANT TO PLAY COD!!!

    thanx

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    Do you even read replies? PrairieDawg asked a handful of fairly important questions, and you didn't bother to answer. We can't help you unless you help us...

    Note: It's a compaq...

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    I never had another vid card in the system before, so those suggestions wont help anyway...I didnt mean to dis Prarie Dog, sorry about that.

    rusty

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    Do all games do the same thing?

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    Did you turn off the onboard video in your BIOS? I'm assuming you have onboard since you said you said you never had a vid card before

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    Onboard gfx use drivers too. The proper procedure for switching from ob/gfx to agp/pci is similar to from one agp/pci card to another. With no gfx card in, uninstall the ob/gfx drivers through add/remove, or device manager. Then power down, put the gfx card in, attach the monitor to it, then turn it on going straight to the bios and selecting the proper type of gfx (agp or pci) instead of ob. Now save/exit. When windows loads, install the nvidia gfx drivers rebooting when done. (I believe your bios like most that have ob and an agp slot, the choices are combined for this. It will give you 2 choices, onboard/agp or pci.)
    If it doesnt work properly after doing this then something wierd is up.

    edit...Some other ideas. You said it is new compaq, I would assume it has xp home. Would you happen to be running with no windows updates? Or possably still be using dx8.1 or dx9 or dx9a? If so, todays gfx drivers require dx9b to function properly or even install at all. Companies like that tend to warehouse these things for some time before sale. Making various drivers/software obsolete and incompatable with some newly installed drivers/software upon initial use months/years later.(nobody ever thinks about this)
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    maximus,

    I'll try your advice and tell you if it works. THanks!

    rusty

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    As far as DX8 or what my comp has, I though this came with the driver nvidia provided...I have, however, updated xp to its fullest.

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