Problems installing ATI Radeon 9550
Posted 24 November 2006 - 07:52 AM
It's turning into a pain because my computer has only one AGP slot, so I'm spending a lot of time on my hands and knees swapping out my current card (Asus 7000) with the new one to see what works.
I'm doubly confused because Gigabyte seems to have a ton of graphic card drivers available, so I'm not sure if I should be downloading drivers for the card or for the motherboard.
Thanks for any help you can throw my way
Posted 24 November 2006 - 04:13 PM
Take the old card out; put the new card in. Boot up. If you get to windows desktop, pull out the CD that came with your new card. Use it to install your drivers. If you want to upgrade your video drivers, go to the website of the company that made the card.
If your machine rejects the new card by not letting you get back to the windows desktop, put the old card back in, boot up, but don't install any video drivers. Let it stay as it is. Then, go to the Gigabyte site and find the latest BIOS for your motherboard. Do not download any video drivers. You are looking for the BIOS update. Generally, Gigabyte has a "live" install for new Bios's. It is a little utility to will allow you to access their site and find the BIOS for your motherboard. If you can't find that, then find your motherboard and step through finding the latest BIOS. Follow the instructions they give you.
Have more trouble, come back to sort it out.
Posted 20 January 2007 - 11:10 PM
Checked out the Gigabyte website as well. I'm up to date on the BIOS, looking at the BIOS list they have (latest ver. is F5). The BIOS came preloaded with that version when I bought the motherboard.
Any other suggestions?
Posted 21 January 2007 - 11:42 AM
bar at the end of the AGP slot
when you try to install/uninstall the VGA
card. Please align the VGA card to the
onboard AGP slot and press firmly down on
the slot. Make sure your VGA card is locked
by the small white-drawable bar.
Also, make sure that the Optimized Defaults are selected in the bios. Assure that the Frequency/Voltage control settings in the bios is set to auto.
Posted 11 February 2007 - 07:35 PM
Anyway to force it on?
Posted 19 February 2007 - 02:07 AM
Every time I uninstall my drivers, windows always reinstalls them on reboot. I read the www.playtool.com article and I was told to disable them in device manager, but that didn't seem to work either. I'm pretty sure this is the only reason why I'm having trouble.
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